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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 
Read more at: Meet Tejas Rao

Meet Tejas Rao

31 May 2024

Tejas Rao completed his undergraduate studies in Arts and Law at the Gujarat National Law University in India, after which he came to Cambridge to read for the Masters in Law, with a specialisation in International Law. After a year gathering research and teaching experience in International Law and Public Policy, with a...


Read more at: EVENT REPORT: Research Symposium - Sustainable and Healthy Food Production

EVENT REPORT: Research Symposium - Sustainable and Healthy Food Production

19 April 2024

This interdisciplinary research symposium organised with Cambridge Zero took place on Thursday 21st March 2024 at the West Hub in Cambridge. The symposium's focus was how our complex food system can become more sustainable. The symposium's speakers addressed the issues of food system sustainability from multiple...


Read more at: Meet Dr Min-Yao Jhu

Meet Dr Min-Yao Jhu

8 March 2024

Min-Yao Jhu is a postdoctoral research associate at the Crop Science Centre, where she is pioneering efforts to engineer nodule organogenesis in cereals, aiming to enhance crop productivity and sustainability. Her career embodies a commitment to leveraging scientific research for agricultural innovation, with a particular...


Read more at: Meet Professor Rachael Garrett

Meet Professor Rachael Garrett

2 February 2024

Dr Rachael Garrett is Moran Professor of Conservation and Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. She is also a member of the Global Food Security Steering Committee. She has 15 years experience studying agricultural processes in Latin America (especially soy, beef, dairy, and coffee...


Read more at: When worlds collide: Exploring tensions in co-producing food system transformations with communities and industry

When worlds collide: Exploring tensions in co-producing food system transformations with communities and industry

12 January 2024

Participatory research is an increasingly popular way to co-produce solutions to the numerous challenges faced by our food system. However, defining the goals of co-production is complex and can involve stake-holders with very different ideas of what a desirable outcome might be. In a blog for Table , GFS IRC member and...


Read more at: Opportunities for early career researchers with IPBES: for biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people

Opportunities for early career researchers with IPBES: for biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people

13 December 2023

GFS IRC member Franziska Fischer , facilitates stakeholder engagement for the IPBES ONet facilitation team. Here she writes about the opportunities and benefits that IPBES has to offer ECRs. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services ( IPBES ) is “the IPCC for biodiversity.” It is...


Read more at: New food from old wood

New food from old wood

24 November 2023

A report published this month by GFS network member, Dr David Willer , Henslow Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, in the journal Sustainable Agriculture, sets out how ‘naked clams’ could be farmed to create a new sector in sustainable nutritious food production. ‘Naked Clams’ live in and feed on wood, turning it into...


Read more at: Event Report: Breaking Bread: What's wrong with wheat?

Event Report: Breaking Bread: What's wrong with wheat?

17 November 2023

This Food for Thought on-line panel event took place on Thursday 16 November from 17:30 to 18:30. The event’s focus was wheat; why it’s the perfect crop for the capitalist era, what this reveals about our food system and how our reliance on modern wheat might make us more vulnerable to climate change. Chaired by Dr Nadia...


Read more at: Event Report: How low can you go: can food production reach net zero?

Event Report: How low can you go: can food production reach net zero?

10 November 2023

This event was part of our occasional online Food for Thought panel discussion series. You can watch the recording here , or read the report below for the main points: Professor Howard Griffiths , Dept of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge , our excellent chair, started the event by inviting each of our expert...


Read more at: Meet Lisa Neidhardt

Meet Lisa Neidhardt

29 October 2023

Lisa Neidhardt is currently in the final stages of her PhD in molecular biology working in Prof David Ron’s lab at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) . Her research explores the molecular basis of cellular stress response pathways – specifically the unfolded protein response – through a combination of cell...