Charlie Arnot

CEO | Food and Ag Trust Expert | Author

Charlie Arnot is CEO of Look East. Arnot is recognized as an industry leader on food and agriculture issues and is a thought-provoking writer and speaker.

Arnot began his career in journalism and worked in film and video production prior to working in public relations and corporate communications. He was a winner of an Associated Press award for Best Radio News Reporting and is a member of NAMA and PRSA.

Today, he provides innovative strategic insight and helps leading companies and associations find new solutions to persistent challenges regarding issues management, communications and public affairs. Growing up in rural Nebraska, his family always had horses, cattle, chickens and a couple of pigs every now and then.

See Charlie Arnot talk about his book, Size Matters: Why We Like to Hate Big Food.

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  • Evolution of Trust in Food

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“Charlie Arnot is the only consumer analyst who can explain to agribusiness executives why consumers distrust them – and not make the executives angry.”
Jerry Hagstrom
“I love the realistic and straight forward approach, science is essential but it can not be the only tool we use to drive change in the food system.”

Past Talks

American Farm Bureau Federation

Dairy Wellness Summit

Food Marketing Institute

Genome Writers Guild