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Speak Up for Food Security – Five Stories for Change

The winner for GFS’s 2021 research storytelling competition, Speak UP for Food Security – Five Stories for Change, has been announced. In honour of the UK hosting COP26, this year’s competition aimed to equip UKRI early career researchers with the knowledge and skills to not only inform climate action in the food system, but to inspire it as well.

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Transforming UK Food Systems SPF Programme Joint Fellowship

The Transforming UK Food Systems SPF Programme is delighted to welcome new fellow, Dr Bethan Mead, to the programme. Supported by the Food Standards Agency at the University of Liverpool, the post will involve research into understanding consumer and stakeholder perception of urban grown food and alternative proteins, to inform safe adoption and best practice.

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Stress to success: the behaviour of resilient vegetables under climate change  

2021 is a year of converging events; the UK is hosting the COP26 climate change conference, the UN COP15 conference focusing on biodiversity has just passed, and the international year of fruit and vegetables is in full swing. To celebrate these events, Dr Olivia Cousins shares the importance of maintaining and using the biological diversity of vegetable crops so that they can endure the stresses of our changing climate.

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Research

GFS has launched a major interdisciplinary research programme to help policymakers and practitioners optimise the resilience of the UK’s food system to environmental, biological, economic, social and geopolitical shocks.

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