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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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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Unveiling of the New Doctoral Training Centre for the Next Generation of Food System Leaders

The Global Food Security Programme unveils a new Doctoral Training Centre, funded by the UKRI-SPF. The DTC, led by the University of Greenwich aims to create the next generation of food system leaders to help transform how the UK produces, supplies, and consumes food.

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Game-changing developments in the context of food security and future research priorities

This report details a priority questions exercise conducted by GFS’ Science Advisory Group. Findings highlight the latest contextual developments and research advances relevant to the food system, before drawing out a list of the top priority research questions for food security that could be addressed through interdisciplinary research.

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Food security finalists listed for prestigious BBSRC Innovator of the Year awards

Five innovation projects that directly seek to enhance food security have been shortlisted for the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council’s (BBSRC) prestigious Innovator of the Year awards. BBSRC leads on the Global Food Security programme, which is hosted by UK Research and Innovation.

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