In February 2017 the University launched a new Sustainable Food Policy, setting out our intentions to minimise the impact of our catering operations on the environment, and to promote sustainable practices and consumption.
Cambridge researchers have discovered a key gene that influences genetic recombination in wild plant populations. Adding extra copies of this gene resulted in a massive boost to recombination and diversity in plant offspring. This finding could enable plant breeders to unlock crop variation, improve harvests and help ensure future food security.
Appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours List, Ottoline Leyser talks about her research in plant developmental biology, its importance to global food security, and the legacy she hopes to leave for future generations.
The Initiative's networking event for Early Career Researchers was reported in the Cambridge News. Here we provide more details and photographs from the evening.