The Global Food Security (GFS) programme has produced a new Insight publication exploring the UK aquaculture industry.
In a world characterised by a rapidly rising population, coupled with a declining resource base, new ways of understanding how food, water and energy interact are of precedence to resource security.
£4M of research to investigate diet and health has been funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council with the backing of 15 food and drink companies.
Three UK/US funded projects have been awarded over £5M in additional funding to continue research projects aimed at improving the efficiency of photosynthesis.
The Soil Security programme is a NERC-led five-year research programme funded by NERC, BBSRC and the Scottish Government that aims to secure future soil quality to sustain ecosystems and the services they deliver to people.
Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4M of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative business ideas.
A new ‘Insight’ publication has been published by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme detailing factors which could cause a permanent increase in food price volatility across the world.
The world will need to make dramatic changes in food and energy production to meet the needs of a growing global population, according to experts.
The results from the FSA’s Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker for November 2013 have been published, and show the top three food safety issues of concern for respondents were food hygiene when eating out (36%), the use of additives in food (26%), and food poisoning such as salmonella and E.coli (26%).
The Global Food Security Programme (GFS) has recently undertaken an exercise to identify “Priority research questions for the UK food system” to help define a research agenda for the UK food system in a global context.
The Global Food Security (GFS) programme has launched its latest Insight about severe weather and UK food resilience.
A new BBSRC publication highlights where UK bioscience is helping to create the tools and technologies needed to increase UK and global wheat production, by sustainable means, and to meet future demands.
Carolin Reiner and Toby Park from the Behavioural Insights Team discuss the real cost of food waste in the UK. Carolin focusses on consumers, energy, and sustainability, and Toby leads on the team’s energy and sustainability work.
- Date: 5 January 2018
The Global Food Security (GFS) programme invites expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on the determinants of food choice (e.g. biological, social, environmental, physical and economic) and the combination of interventions across these that will lead to healthier and more sustainable diets.