TOPIC: Why the city makes us fat and sick – and what’s the optimal diet for both us and the environment?
Leonie Joubert is a science writer and journalist whose books include The Hungry Season: Feeding Southern Africa’s Cities, Scorched, Boiling Point and Invaded and she contributed to Max du Preez’s Opinion Pieces by South African Thought Leaders.
She was the 2007 Ruth First Fellow, was listed in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans You Must Take To Lunch (2008) and was named the 2009 SAB Environmental Journalist of the Year (print/internet category). Leonie has received two Honorary Sunday Times Alan Paton Non-Fiction Awards (in 2007 and 2010 for Scorched and Invaded). See www.scorched.co.za.