Covid-19 is just the latest in a series of disruptions to the UK food system. Now is the time to build food system resilience against inevitable future shocks, says Dr Riaz Bhunnoo, Director of GFS.
Unintended consequences of cash crop production in Eastern Uganda demonstrate the need for holistic thinking and multi-pronged action
- Date: 22 May 2020
Sugarcane production is a major industry in Uganda, however growing the cash crop often has negative impacts for local farmers. Denis Muwanguzi explains why holistic thinking and multi-pronged action are needed.
- Date: 29 April 2020
The runners-up of the 2019 GFS Policy Lab highlight some of the challenges and opportunities for our food system resulting from the increasing popularity of plant-based milk alternatives.
- Date: 27 February 2020
A more diverse aquaculture sector could contribute to healthier, more environmentally friendly diets, but how palatable would the UK public find this step change? asks Dr Sofia Franco.
- Date: 20 December 2019
In this month’s guest blog, Hélèna Dove (Kew) explores how we can improve the sustainability of our feasting by getting the most out of our fruits and vegetables.
- Date: 28 October 2019
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: 8 August 2019
Dr John Ingram (University of Oxford) examines how Australia’s reputation as the land of plenty might be its biggest barrier to enhancing its food system resilience.
- Date: 20 June 2019
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.