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Read more at: How is food insecurity portrayed in UK newspapers?

How is food insecurity portrayed in UK newspapers?

20 July 2021

Food insecurity is a growing concern in the UK. A study published today in BMC Public Health looks at the framing of food insecurity in national UK newspapers and provides insight into the public and political attitudes toward food insecurity and potential interventions to tackle the problem. Authors Amy Yau and Jean Adams...

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Read more at: British consumers complicit in forty-year ‘healthy eating’ failure, new study suggests

British consumers complicit in forty-year ‘healthy eating’ failure, new study suggests

2 July 2021

‘Healthy eating’ campaigns have largely failed in Britain for the last four decades because consumers have adapted confusing advice, and incorporated fast and convenience foods into self-defined ‘balanced’ lifestyles, a new study argues. Supermarkets and food manufacturers have been excessively blamed for Britain’s...

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Read more at: New consortium funded to deliver systems research programme to transform urban food system

New consortium funded to deliver systems research programme to transform urban food system

2 July 2021

CEDAR researchers are leading one of four multi-million pound interdisciplinary research programmes awarded funding to support the transformation of the UK food system. The research is being funded through the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). Each of the five-year programmes will address...

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Read more at: Event Report. Healthy Eating: What makes it so hard?

Event Report. Healthy Eating: What makes it so hard?

2 July 2021

This on-line event attended by over 250 people looked at how we can target our nutrition and nutritional policy to halt the global obesity epidemic and tackle diet-related disease. Our panel included some of the UK’s leading experts in behavioural psychology, genetics and public policy, who shared their knowledge and...

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Read more at: The UK wastes millions of tonnes of food every year: here’s how we can change that

The UK wastes millions of tonnes of food every year: here’s how we can change that

1 July 2021

Food waste is a huge problem for the environment. Making and getting rid of excess food accounts for around 8-10% of greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, if global food waste were a country, it would rank third in the world for greenhouse gas emissions after China and the US. Globally, we throw away around a third of all...

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Read more at: Coffee Break Seminar: Launch of the Forgotten Crops Society

Coffee Break Seminar: Launch of the Forgotten Crops Society

1 July 2021

Please find the event recording here. We have a an extra special Coffee Break Seminar planned for this Friday, 2nd July! It will feature the launch of the Forgotten Crops Society, founded by Cambridge Global Food Security, University Mohamed VI (Morocco), the Crop Trust, OCP North America, and the National Museum of...

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Read more at: Improving food allergen management in food manufacturing: An incentive-based approach

Improving food allergen management in food manufacturing: An incentive-based approach

14 June 2021

To date there is no cure for food allergies and the only way for consumers to prevent allergic reactions is to avoid trigger allergens. Despite the importance of declaring food allergens in food manufacturing, the number of incidents due to undeclared food allergens has been high in recent years. In an article, recently...

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Read more at: Event Report: Plastic in the Food Chain: Can we do without it?

Event Report: Plastic in the Food Chain: Can we do without it?

9 June 2021

This event brought together experts on recycling, sustainable consumption, public health, materials, the plastics industry, and food retail for a wide-ranging discussion of plastic in the food chain and whether its usefulness outweighs its dangers. 201 attendees signed up with 79 participating in the live event and others...

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Read more at: Join the Cambridge Food Security Forum

Join the Cambridge Food Security Forum

21 May 2021

Are you interested in food security? The Cambridge Food Security Forum (CFSF) is an interdisciplinary network of PhD students and early career researchers at the University of Cambridge. It aims to promote interdisciplinary discussion amongst researchers, community groups and all who are interested in achieving a...

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Read more at: Kelp, maggots and mycoprotein among future foods that must be mass-farmed to combat malnutrition

Kelp, maggots and mycoprotein among future foods that must be mass-farmed to combat malnutrition

13 May 2021

Radical changes to the food system are needed to safeguard our food supply and combat malnutrition in the face of climate change, environmental degradation and epidemics, says new report. Researchers at the University of Cambridge say our future global food supply cannot be safeguarded by traditional approaches to...

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