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March 2017: Meet Dr Helen Anne Curry

March 2017: Meet Dr Helen Anne Curry

Helen Anne Curry is an historian of science who is fascinated with biology and biotechnology.

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Agri-Inno brings together young innovators from Egypt and Cambridge

Agri-Inno brings together young innovators from Egypt and Cambridge

Last week, a cross-disciplinary group of 12 Egyptian Researchers & Entrepreneurs worked together with 12 Cambridge Researchers & Entrepreneurs to find innovative ways of addressing the challenge of Agricultural Waste in Egypt.

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Interactive workshop on how to reduce food waste using big data and digital technology

Interactive workshop on how to reduce food waste using big data and digital technology

From Big Data for Better Crops, to Digital Supply Chains, an interdisciplinary workshop explored innovative ways of reducing food waste in developing countries.

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Cambridge launches its Sustainable Food Policy

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.

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Unlocking Crop Diversity by Manipulating Plant Sex

Unlocking Crop Diversity by Manipulating Plant Sex

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.

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January 2017: Meet Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser

January 2017: Meet Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser

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.

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Mulled wine for a sustainable Christmas party?

Mulled wine for a sustainable Christmas party?

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.

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