Current research

Ongoing food security research in the UK and across the world.

Biodiversity boost from greener farming

February 2014

The science behind the schemes

October 2013

The ground beneath our feet

September 2013

Saving energy: farm gate to food plate

September 2013

Science finds secrets in our soil

June 2013

Ozone pollution – a hidden threat to food security

June 2013

What food really means

May 2013

Bee brain study reveals pesticide effect

May 2013

Mythical food miles?

April 2013

Video: What lives inside a chicken?

April 2013

Stretching our mussels

March 2013

Climate change threatens corn crops

March 2013

Video: Sci-fi facilities for UK plant science

March 2013

New honeybee parasite found in Scotland

February 2013

Under the bar: acrylamide and food safety

February 2013

First UK auction to value ecosystem services

February 2013

Video: War report: fighting armyworms

January 2013

Size matters for fish in a changing climate

January 2013

Turning up the heat on plant sex

December 2012

From big science to better water

December 2012

The STEPS to progress and development

October 2012

Video: Big questions in agriculture need bigger experiments

September 2012

Video: Untangling nature's secrets

August 2012

Natural magic to counter witchweed crop menace

August 2012

Tackling seafood fraud: fisheries forensics

July 2012

DNA vaccines and the future of disease control

July 2012

Study highlights food risk hotspots

June 2012

Plant perfumes woo beneficial bugs

June 2012

Launch of globally unique farm research platform

May 2012

Changes to fisheries science urged

May 2012

ESPA – Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation

May 2012

Action needed to keep fish on the menu in 2050

April 2012

Video: Midges spread bluetongue upwind as well as down

March 2012

Targeting pollution to benefit the environment, health and agriculture

March 2012

Joining forces to defeat wheat disease

February 2012

Biocontrol using fungi: a new green revolution

February 2012

Helping cereal growers to play their cards right

February 2012

Modelling the root of crop disease

January 2012

Video: World-class facilities for virus research

January 2012

Turbocharging a new ‘green revolution’

December 2011

Invigorating plants against viral attack

December 2011

Insurance helps Africa’s drought-hit herders rebuild lives

November 2011

Field to fork: safeguarding livestock health

November 2011

Fish farms less harmful than previously thought

October 2011

Defeating nematode worms with GM bananas

October 2011

Halting the armyworm march using biological control

September 2011

Better crops through knowledge exchange

September 2011

Digital boost for African farmers

September 2011

Video: Bumblebee research – A day in the life

August 2011

Institute for Animal Health teams up with China

August 2011

Video: The development game

July 2011

Growing plants with friendly fungi

July 2011

British wasps protect lettuce and celery from pests

July 2011

Video: Pest management – comparing conventional and organic farming

June 2011

Helping bees using flower power

April 2011

Defending crops with maths

April 2011

Tomato quality — more than a question of taste

March 2011

Video: Modelling bee pollination – enter the 'flight arena'

March 2011

International meeting to combat devastating pig disease

February 2011

Gains in grain

January 2011

From exotic to endemic: a new disease of pigs

November 2010

Improving freshwater fish farming

November 2010

Video: Livestock dietary improvements for healthier meat

October 2010

European research collaboration

August 2010

Tackling agricultural pollution

July 2010

The Food Climate Research Network

March 2010

Life, climate change and Scotland's soils

March 2010

Seasonal flower power

December 2009

Botulism and food safety

December 2009

Resistance is futile

December 2009

Food miles, climate change and consumer choice

December 2009

Halting the armyworm march

December 2009

Old enemies: potato blight

December 2009

Plant science: a multidisciplinary approach

December 2009