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.
- Date: 5 March 2018
Zinc deficiency affects around 17% of the world’s population, mostly in developing countries. In Pakistan, the most recent national nutrition survey indicated that over 40% of women are zinc deficient. Could using a new type of flour in cooking help tackle this deficiency?
- Date: 25 January 2018
The Asterix fans amongst you will know that the Gauls have only one fear, namely that the sky may fall on their heads tomorrow. As Chief Vitalstatistix says, “but tomorrow never comes”. Whilst the Chief is of course right, we should remember that ‘tomorrow’ is always less than 24 hours away. Wearing a food systems hat, we need to take the threat of the sky falling in tomorrow more seriously.
- Date: 21 December 2017
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 December 2017
John Ingram of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford discusses the different strategies for addressing food system resilience and the new opportunities that these can create in the food sector.