Maia Elliott (Global Food Security) discusses why narrative is a powerful tool for communicating and navigating the complexities of our food system in a time of misinformation, and outlines the rationale behind the Speak Up for Food Security project.
Why International Women’s Day is important to the way we think about global food security: a perspective from the Global Challenges Research Fund
- Date: 8 March 2019
On a day like International Women’s Day, it is important to talk about how women’s rights and empowerment cut across various parts of our lives – whether we are women, men, or any other gender – across the world.
- Date: 25 January 2019
Valeria Shumaylova (University of Cambridge) and Aled Jones (Anglia Ruskin University) describe the rationale behind their recent project exploring data science techniques to study the link between food production shocks, food prices and food riots.
- Date: 20 December 2018
Maia Elliott (Global Food Security) and Professor Tim Benton (Chatham House, University of Leeds) explore how rekindling community spirit at Christmas can make our feasting healthier for ourselves and for the planet.
- Date: 30 November 2018
There is a growing threat to the UK’s food system, and most of us aren’t even aware of it. Phosphorus is an element that is essential to all living things; it forms a key component of DNA and is important for energy transfers in cells.
Waste not want not: What are the problems of food waste in the supply chain and how can we fix them?
- Date: 30 October 2018
Dr Ciara Dangerfield discusses the outputs of her GFS-funded workshop that explored where food loss and waste occur across the supply chain, and how the scientific community can address these issues to make our food system less wasteful.
- Date: 28 September 2018
Dr Melanie Collins, International Coordinator and Strategy Manager for the Global Food Security Programme and Chair of School Governors, explores the role schools have in tackling future food security challenges.
- Date: 24 August 2018
Dr Emma Roe discusses the relationship between men and meat, and how unravelling this can help contribute to a more sustainable food system.
- Date: 24 July 2018
If the fruit sector were a game, what would it be like? Monopoly – rich get richer, poor get poorer? Snakes and Ladders – it’s all down to luck? Dungeons and Dragons – highly complex and best directed by experts? Or maybe like Twister – needing strength and flexibility?
- Date: 27 June 2018
Shaking up understanding of diets at the Global Food Security policy lab for Early Career Researchers. We all make many, nearly automatic food choices daily. Think about it: What did you choose for breakfast?
- Date: 18 June 2018
For National Insect Week, Dr Tom Breeze from Modelling Landscapes for Resilient Pollination Services in the UK project, part of our Food Systems Resilience Programme, shares how bees are vital to global food security.
- Date: 10 May 2018
Bananas, the UK’s favourite fruit, appear at first glance to be among our most reliable and resilient fresh produce. They are stocked in every supermarket on every day of the year, and their price seldom varies by more than a few pence per kilo.