About me – Tom Levitt

This is the website of the Tom Levitt, who has worked as a journalist and editor at the Guardian, the Ecologist and Farmers Guardian. I am now a freelance journalist and associate researcher for the RSA’s Food, Farming and Countryside Commission.

I have an MSc in Food Policy (with distinction) from City University and was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship for 2017/18 to research the future of dairy. My final report emphasised the importance of brands for the future viability of the category.

I am a director of the Oxford Farming Conference and on the advisory board for Foodsource, an initiative run by the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.

I have been a guest talking about food trends and dairy on BBC Countryfile, produced programmes for Farm Radio, been a regular chair for Guardian and public events, including the Edinburgh Science Festival and Oxford Real Farming Conference and a guest on BBC Radio and BBC World Service. I am also a guest lecturer for the Centre for Alternative Technology.

You can find my journalism on the Guardian, CNN, chinadialogue, ChinafileCountry Life, Earth Island Journal, Farmers Guardian, Huffington PostIndependent, Like The Wind Magazine, The New AgriculturalistSustainable Food Trust, Resurgence magazine and Vice.

Contact me for speaking, editing or communications work at: tommylevittATgmailDOTcom


My swim & run around the Isles of Scilly… The Isles of Scilly swimrun: a new wild adventure

Isle of Scilly swimrun

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