The winner for GFS’s 2021 research storytelling competition, Speak UP for Food Security – Five Stories for Change, has been announced. In honour of the UK hosting COP26, this year’s competition aimed to equip UKRI early career researchers with the knowledge and skills to not only inform climate action in the food system, but to inspire it as well.
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. 17 year old Emily Yanchuk, vice chair of Bite Back’s youth board, shares how youth are key agents of transformational change in the food system, and the importance of the youth voice.
This scenarios sub-report summarises the outputs of an intergenerational, multi-stakeholder dialogue based on the GFS scenarios report The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: potential scenarios. This report was selected to feed into the UK Member State Dialogue for the 2021 United Nations Food System Summit.
Coinciding with the 2021 United Nations Food System Pre-Summit (26-28 July), the Global Food Security programme has published its new multi-stakeholder dialogue report. The report was selected to feed into the official UK Member State Dialogue for the UN Food System Summit.
Today on Food Safety Day (7th June) we highlight a variety of ongoing work across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and some of our GFS partners which is bringing together insights from across science, business and society to ensure safe, sustainable food for all.
Winners of the GFS 2020 ‘Speak Up for Food Security’ competition, Mirjam Hazenbosch and Nina Goodlad, describe their experiences of converting their PhD research into captivating stories, and the benefits of doing so.
Mirjam Hazenbosch from the University of Oxford has been named Winner of the 2020 Global Food Security research storytelling competition ‘Speak Up for Food Security’ at Cambridge Science Festival. Nina Goodlad from the University of Dundee won the Public Choice Award.
Following a competitive selection process last month, 12 UKRI-funded early career researchers working across the UK food system attended the GFS Speak Up for Food Security masterclass in central London on 26-27th February.
The winner and runner-up of the GFS Speak Up for Food Security research communication competition presented ‘The Problem with Food’ alongside Maia Elliott (GFS) at the popular science festival earlier this month.
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.
Following an intensive masterclass in science communication, Claire Kanja and Lauren McGale have been named the winner and runner-up of the Global Food Security programme’s first ever ‘Speak Up for Food Security’ science communication competition.
The UN recently stated that it finds ‘no credible pathway to 1.5C in place’ with current global commitments to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. In anticipation of the conclusion of COP27, here is a recap from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released in April 2022. This looks at possible solutions and mitigation strategies in response to the changing climate, including what role the food system can play in our fight against climate change.
- Date: 11 November 2022
New report, produced as part of the ‘Transforming UK Food Systems SPF Programme’ to explore the impact of Covid-19 across the UK food system, including food system resilience, lessons learnt and building back better.