Agriculture

Stress to success: the behaviour of resilient vegetables under climate change  

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.

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Nutrition and health

Youth Food Environments: Changing Sport Sponsorships to Protect Our Health

To celebrate the 2021 UN International Youth Day, on Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health, GFS presents blog posts from young people involved in transforming the UK food system. Jacob Rosenberg, member of Bite Back’s youth board, discusses the importance of the environments that shape and influence the food young people buy and eat.

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International

Unintended consequences of cash crop production in Eastern Uganda demonstrate the need for holistic thinking and multi-pronged action

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.

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