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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
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Our Food For Thought panel events aim to engage and inform the public on current issues related to food security. Events are on-line and topics covered have included healthy eating, plastic in the food chain, and food waste for animal feed.  

Below is a list of past and future events with links to webpages where you can find event reports and recordings.

To find out more please contact the Programme Manager Francesca Re Manning


Thusday 16 November, 2023 "Breaking bread: What's wrong with wheat?" 

Wednesday 1 November, 2023 "How low can you go: Can food production achieve net zero?" 

Thursday 25 May, 2023 Eating local: The key to food security?

Monday 17 April, 2023  What is the real cost of Food? 



Monday, 5 December, 2022 Food For Thought Panel Talk: Best Before: balancing food safety and food waste 

Thursday, 10 November, 2022 Food for Thought Panel Talk: Why can't we keep our children healthy? 

Tuesday, 11 October, 2022  Food for Thought Panel Talk. The Government’s Healthy Eating Strategy: Can we afford to scrap it? 


Monday, 21 June, 2021 Food for Thought Panel Talk. Healthy eating: what makes it so hard? 

Thursday, 27 May, 2021 Food for Thought Panel Talk. Plastic in the food chain: can we do without it? 

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 Food for Thought Panel Talk: "What a Waste: circular food systems and sustainable diets" 

Monday, 8 March, 2021 Food for Thought Panel Talk: Feeding our children: food poverty and food banks in a time of plenty. 


Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 Eat the Right Thing: Are plant-based diets best for us and our planet? 

Thursday, 10 December, 2020 Give Bees a Chance! How can we help bees and feed the world? 


Global food security is a major research priority for UK and international science.

Cambridge Global Food Security is a virtual centre at the University of Cambridge. We promote an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the challenge of ensuring all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and preferences for an active and healthy life. 

Please contact the Programme Manager D.ssa Francesca Re Manning to request information, share information, or join our mailing list.