The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: potential scenarios

This scenarios report is based on the outputs of a cross-stakeholder scenarios exercise exploring the role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements. The four plausible food system scenarios highlight the potential opportunities, challenges and trade-offs that could arise during food system transformation.

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Future-proofing the food system to tackle global challenges

The Global Food Security programme has published a scenarios report exploring potential transformation pathways to align the UK food system with global agreements. Through stimulating thought and discussion about the future of the UK food system, this report aims to help policymakers navigate uncertainty, facilitate long-term decision-making, and inspire immediate action.

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The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: supporting evidence

This sub-report provides an overview of the evidence supporting the plausibility of the scenarios in the GFS report The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: potential scenarios.

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The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: potential scenarios

This scenarios report is based on the outputs of a cross-stakeholder scenarios exercise exploring the role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements. The four plausible food system scenarios highlight the potential opportunities, challenges and trade-offs that could arise during food system transformation, with the aim of stimulating thought and discussion about the future of the UK food system to inform long-term decision-making.

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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.

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Is the UK ready for plant-based diets?

The 2019 Policy Lab winners present their new report which identifies the potential impacts of the emerging trend of plant-based diets on the UK food system. Here the team give a ‘behind the scenes’ to their process of writing a Think Piece, how they successfully engaged with stakeholders, and why now is the opportune time to be discussing plant-based diets.

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Policy Lab Report: Is the UK ready for plant-based diets?

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.

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Mapping the UK food system

This is the inaugural report from the ‘Transforming the UK food system for healthy people and a healthy environment’ SPF programme. The report maps and quantifies the UK food system and details the value of the agri-food sector and the multiple challenges it faces.

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Low-agency population interventions to reduce meat consumption

This report explores how low-agency population interventions can reduce meat consumption across the UK population. It contains an umbrella review of 44 systematic reviews to synthesise all the available evidence for the effectiveness of low-agency population interventions at reducing meat selection, purchase, or consumption. A critical assessment of the evidence is used to discuss the wider insights gained and the implications for policy and practice.

This work was funded by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme as part of its Policy Lab, in which postdoctoral researchers compete to write a policy-facing report for the programme. (You can view PDF documents by downloading a PDF reader. We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers.)

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