The winner and runner-up of the GFS Speak Up for Food Security science 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 Global Food Security programme has launched a new science communication competition to equip UKRI early-stage researchers with the communication skills to propose and facilitate the necessary changes to transform our food system for health and sustainability.
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.
Dr Emma Roe discusses the relationship between men and meat, and how unravelling this can help contribute to a more sustainable food system.
This project will aim to characterise the obstacles that hinder the effective communication of complex systems, identify strategies to overcome these and equip systems-thinkers with the tools to articulate the complexity of our food system to a broad range of stakeholders.
The aim of the GFS Spotlight Award was to deliver a range of interactive workshops spanning the food system to year 4 to year 6 students in eight different schools, culminating in an interschool competition. The workshops covered different aspects of the global food security challenge, including food waste reduction, insect pollinators, diet choices and climate change.
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?
Most British adults report that the effects of climate change would encourage them to change their diet
According to a recent public survey commissioned by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, many British adults recognise that the food system is a key contributor to climate change and would change their diets as a result of climate change.
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- Date: February 2017
This report details the findings of a public survey, looking to gauge public attitudes towards climate change, climatic shocks and how these issues link to the food system. Given evidence that adaptation from across the food system will be necessary to successfully mitigate climate change, this project aimed to explore public engagement with climate issues and potential routes for food system change.
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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: 8 October 2019
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with government are pleased to announce a highly ambitious £25 million call for research to fundamentally transform the UK food system, by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its centre.