GFS will hold its fourth Policy Lab for PhD students and early career researchers on the 6-8th November 2019. This event aims to synthesize the latest knowledge and evidence on emerging food trends and their impact across the food system in order to inform policy and practice.
The winner and runner-up of the GFS Speak Up for Food Security science communication competition presented ‘The Problem with Food’ alongside Maia Elliott (GFS) at the popular science festival earlier this month.
Global Food Security is funding a further £1.8 million of interdisciplinary research to increase resilience of the UK food system in the final phase of the ‘Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context’ programme.
Today a report has been published arguing for a systemic approach to food policy across governments and businesses for health and sustainability.
A novel approach to addressing the challenges of the food system has marked its third successful year.
Research generated by scientists at University of Glasgow and The Pirbright Institute has shown that a targeted vaccination programme against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) could alleviate poverty in eastern Africa.
Leading experts from the UK and in developing countries across the world are joining forces to tackle some of the most serious global challenges in a new multidisciplinary research programme launched today.
GFS has launched a major interdisciplinary research programme “Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context” (GFS-FSR). Co-designed by funders and stakeholders, it aims to help policymakers and practitioners optimise the resilience of the UK’s food system to environmental, biological, economic, social and geopolitical shocks.
Most British adults report that the effects of climate change would encourage them to change their diet
According to a recent public survey commissioned by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, many British adults recognise that the food system is a key contributor to climate change and would change their diets as a result of climate change.
UK scientists, in collaboration with groups in Europe and the US, have discovered why the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is one of the most destructive pests to many of our most important crops.
Rothamsted Research, which receives strategic funding from BBSRC, submitted an application 3 November 2016 to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for permission to carry out GM field trials on the Rothamsted Farm between 2017 and 2019.
January 2017 sees the launch of a new 5-year project BBSRC Brassica, Rapeseed and Vegetable Optimisation (BRAVO), funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
The principle of joined-up food policy has been circulating for at least twenty years, but now is the time to put it into practice, says Dr Kelly Parsons (City University of London).
- Date: 4 December 2019
The winning team of this year’s Policy Lab on emerging food trends will be awarded £5000 to write a report on “Are we ready for a plant-based diet?”, for publication in 2020.