Low carbs or locusts? Rethinking what's good for us

You are what you eat. Yet what should we eat? We know about the locust’s apparently insatiable appetite. But these insects may also hold the key to uncovering the perfect diet. Professor Steve Simpson discusses the latest research in unravelling the intricacies of what is good for us – and what could kill us. Discover how to get the balance right and why carbs or any other single dietary ingredient are not evil.




Professor Stephen Simpson AC is Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney, and Executive Director of Obesity Australia. He is Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and of the Royal Society of London, and with 30 years’ experience in research, Professor Simpson has a diversity of experiences and fascinating stories to share. His interests range from why locusts swarm to the dietary causes of human obesity and ageing.

6:30 PM @ The hideaway bar

* Entrance over 18


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