A new policy-facing GFS report by Early Career Researchers from across UKRI is being released at the United Nations COP26 Climate Change conference. This report explores if True Cost Accounting can be a useful tool to help reduce the food we waste and offers policy recommendations to help eliminate food loss and waste.
The Global Food Security programme is updating and refreshing its strategy to reflect the changed landscape of the food and research systems. The new GFS strategy will draw on expertise from the Strategy Advisory Board, the Programme Coordination Group and the Science Advisory Group.
Today on Food Safety Day (7th June) we highlight a variety of ongoing work across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and some of our GFS partners which is bringing together insights from across science, business and society to ensure safe, sustainable food for all.
Applications Open for 2021 Policy Lab: Reducing Food Loss and Waste to Contribute to Net Zero Emissions from the Food System
The Global Food Security programme is inviting applications from early career researchers to take part in the 2021 Policy Lab on reducing food loss and waste with a focus on reducing emissions from the food system and contributing to net zero goals.
This policy facing think piece explores the emerging trend of plant-based diets and their impact on the UK food system. The report identifies what steps are needed to support the transition, capitalising on the benefits and minimising the risks the trend presents.
This work was funded by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme as part of its Policy Lab, in which Early Career Researchers compete to write a policy-facing report for the programme.
A new GFS and BBSRC report details the findings from a workshop with stakeholders across the food system, exploring how we could ‘build back better’ and create a more resilient post COVID-19 food network which simultaneously delivers resilience and sustainability.
The Global Food Security Programme unveils a new Doctoral Training Centre, funded by the UKRI-SPF. The DTC, led by the University of Greenwich aims to create the next generation of food system leaders to help transform how the UK produces, supplies, and consumes food.
The newly released report from the 2018 Policy Lab winners explores interventions that require little to no personal or psychological effort to discourage meat consumption in the UK.
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.
- Date: 1 December 2021
The Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context (GFS FSR) research programme, launched in 2016 by the Global Food Security programme, has outlined multiple approaches to enhancing resilience in its final programme report.