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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 
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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Read more at: Beyond the pandemic: Learn from the survival of the fittest firms

Beyond the pandemic: Learn from the survival of the fittest firms

27 October 2020

Manufacturing firms have had a rocky few months, struggling with fractured supply chains, uncertain supply and demand, and shutdowns. Yet some have not only survived but thrived, re-organising and experimenting with their operations during the pandemic. This could be ‘Operational Darwinism’ in action says Jag Srai – and...

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Read more at: The Future of Food in 3D

The Future of Food in 3D

21 October 2020

Click here to see the future of food in 3D! These films showcase advances in food technology, including the world's first organic insect farm, 3D printed food made from waste and an Icelandic algae farm. They were produced for Future Kitchen, an EIT Food project supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union. (You can...

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Read more at: The Crop Science Centre Virtual  Launch

The Crop Science Centre Virtual Launch

5 October 2020

The Crop Science Centre held its launch event on 1 October 2020, and we were hugely excited by the Centre’s potential to conduct world-leading research in global food security. Please find the launch video here. The programme proceeded as follows: 16.00pm BST Welcome from Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the...

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Read more at: Join the Crop Science Centre Virtual Launch

Join the Crop Science Centre Virtual Launch

28 September 2020

The Crop Science Centre Virtual Launch takes place on 1 October 2020 with Professor Giles Oldroyd and Dr Tina Barsby. Please find out more information here.   

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Read more at: Beyond the pandemic: Rethink the menu and how much it costs

Beyond the pandemic: Rethink the menu and how much it costs

28 September 2020

Boris Johnson has urged the country "to lose weight to beat coronavirus" through exercise and healthy eating. Dr Jean Adams suggests that food policies should be sensitive to the fact that healthier diets are beyond the budget of too many people in the UK. Please find the rest of this article by Dr Jean Adams here. Artwork...

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Read more at: Interview series: Stories Behind the Science!

Interview series: Stories Behind the Science!

23 September 2020

Do we trust science? Who are the experts? What even is a fact? Public perception of scientists has been a growing concern since the 1960s, made critical by the current pandemic. The #AnnualFoodAgenda encourages young people to pursue science, but what does a scientist look like? We’ve been talking to researchers of all...

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Bright Jaato at the Material Chemistry laboratory in Cambridge

Meet Bright Nsolebna Jaato

21 September 2020

I am from Ghana, and in 2019 I was awarded the prestigious and highly competitive Commonwealth Split-site PhD Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge. My doctoral research focuses on the use of renewable and sustainable techniques for environmental remediation, specifically for water purification (and also for...

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Read more at: Shellfish can feed one billion people in the developing world

Shellfish can feed one billion people in the developing world

15 July 2020

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have been carrying out pioneering research on the potential of bivalve shellfish (mussels, clams, and oysters) as a nutritious and low-impact food source. New innovations in how we produce bivalves could fulfil the protein needs of nearly one billion people in the most vulnerable...

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Read more at: How can we build resilient food systems for the future?

How can we build resilient food systems for the future?

2 July 2020

COVID-19 has shown the fragilities of our food systems, challenging business to adapt and showing the importance of local communities. How can we build and maintain a resilient food system? This webinar, held on 29 June 2020, was hosted by Dr Jag Srai, Co-Chair of the Cambridge Global Food Security IRC. Speakers included...

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