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Read more at: How to feed 10 Billion people

How to feed 10 Billion people

20 January 2021

How and what we eat, and where our food comes from, these everyday choices that we often think very little about, have become increasingly relevant to climate change. With a global population projected to reach 10 billion by 2050, it is not unreasonable to ask: how are we going to feed all these people... and without...

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Read more at: Healthier food, healthier planet: transforming food systems

Healthier food, healthier planet: transforming food systems

14 January 2021

Projects seeking to transform the UK food system by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at their centre received a £24m boost today. Four interdisciplinary research projects have received funding through the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). The 'Transforming urban food...

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Read more at: How to pivot in a pandemic: Lessons learned at NIAB.

How to pivot in a pandemic: Lessons learned at NIAB.

14 December 2020

In mid-March at NIAB , we found ourselves having to make the difficult preparations required for staying open while many organisations of a broadly similar remit were closing. Of course, in contrast to universities we were not asked to close, but many similar research organisations took the arduous decision to effectively...

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Read more at: Is the African yam bean Nigeria’s answer to reducing food insecurity?

Is the African yam bean Nigeria’s answer to reducing food insecurity?

11 December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating food insecurity and acute food shortages for 7.1 million people in Nigeria, and 265 million globally. The African continent is worse hit, as this is in addition to increasing conflicts and weather extremes due to climate change. The African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa) could help...

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Read more at: Adapting and innovating: addressing research challenges in the midst of a pandemic

Adapting and innovating: addressing research challenges in the midst of a pandemic

7 December 2020

Many people throughout the world endure multiple forms of malnutrition. Some face a lack of food altogether whilst others have poor access only to healthy food. This can lead to a number of health problems including iron deficiency, especially amongst pregnant women and young children. MillNETi (Millets and Nutritional...

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Read more at: Reflections on the GFS Early Career Researcher Event 2020

Reflections on the GFS Early Career Researcher Event 2020

7 December 2020

Held on 30 November 2020, this event was specifically created for our early career researcher (ECR) community. While this has been a turbulent year for everyone, it has also meant that ECRs have had fewer of the traditional platforms - such as science festivals, field trips and conferences - that are so necessary for...

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Read more at: Can Healthy Ecosystems Prevent Future Pandemics? Write Up

Can Healthy Ecosystems Prevent Future Pandemics? Write Up

2 December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a deserved spotlight on the complex interactions and interdependencies between environmental health and human health in relation to the risk of zoonotic disease emergence. This piece was motivated by a virtual panel convened by the Conservation Research Institute, Cambridge Public Health...

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Read more at: Understanding food systems

Understanding food systems

12 November 2020

Connecting the dots: the complexity of food systems. Food systems are complex, and we can all play a part in ensuring that they are resilient and sustainable. The many pieces that form the food system jigsaw puzzle can fit together as easily as they can break apart, and it is up to us to ensure they remain connected. This...

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Read more at: Beyond the pandemic: Build a greener future

Beyond the pandemic: Build a greener future

10 November 2020

It is crucial that recovery from the pandemic is shaped to support the responses to climate change and biodiversity loss if we hope to mitigate yet further global disaster, says Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero. Today (9 November 2020), Cambridge Zero launches A Blueprint for a Green Future to guide how the...

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Read more at: The GFS Early Career Researcher Event 2020

The GFS Early Career Researcher Event 2020

2 November 2020

Welcome to our online Early Career Researcher Event! Please join us on 30 November at 2.30pm GMT to listen to our senior researchers share their professional journeys with us, followed by conversations with former PhDs on how they progressed to their current positions, and then watch flash talks by Early Career Researchers...

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