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Read more at: Exploit plants’ ability to tell the time to make food production more sustainable, say scientists

Exploit plants’ ability to tell the time to make food production more sustainable, say scientists

30 April 2021

Cambridge plant scientists say circadian clock genes, which enable plants to measure daily and seasonal rhythms, should be targeted in agriculture and crop breeding for higher yields and more sustainable farming. Like humans, plants have an ‘internal clock’ that monitors the rhythms of their environment. The authors of a...

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Read more at: Pulses for healthy guts (and healthy environment)

Pulses for healthy guts (and healthy environment)

23 April 2021

The ‘Pulses for healthy guts (and healthy environment)’ workshop, held on 25 March, was attended by a range of academics and industry figures. The workshop was held to build networks between academics and industry, within and beyond Cambridge, in order to link expertise across the broad area of pulses and human health...

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Read more at: How to pivot in a pandemic: How an archaeology team adapted their research

How to pivot in a pandemic: How an archaeology team adapted their research

16 April 2021

Dr Cameron A. Petrie and Dr Adam S. Green describe how their team adapted their research due to COVID-19. The archaeology component of the TIGR2ESS Project made a strong start in 2020, building from the impetus provided by the TwoRains Project. India and UK members of Flagship Project 4 were invited to attend a stakeholder...

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Read more at: Growing Underground

Growing Underground

16 April 2021

In the heart of London there is a farm like no other. It's subterranean, sustainable and energy smart. It also has a digital twin looking out for its every need. Thirty-three metres below London’s Clapham High Street is the world’s first underground farm. It’s shaping the future of urban farming. Stacked racks of fresh...

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Read more at: Celebrating International Women's Day with policy systems specialist Dr Nazia Mintz Habib

Celebrating International Women's Day with policy systems specialist Dr Nazia Mintz Habib

1 April 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day, and to honour the work that women in academia do to help make our world more food secure, we are profiling some of the brilliant female academics who work at/with the University of Cambridge. Policy systems specialist Dr Nazia Mintz Habib reflects on the importance of a good...

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Read more at: The UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and the EAT Foundation applied the Cambridge Policy Boot Camp Methodology to help the Swedish government improve its public food policy

The UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and the EAT Foundation applied the Cambridge Policy Boot Camp Methodology to help the Swedish government improve its public food policy

26 March 2021

In the lead-up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 , a pilot Policy Boot Camp addressed consumption patterns among vulnerable adolescents in Sweden. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for systems thinking in policy making. With this came the realisation of the need for new policy informing methods...

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Read more at: Celebrating International Women's Day with legal scholar Professor Cristiane Derani

Celebrating International Women's Day with legal scholar Professor Cristiane Derani

12 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day, and to honour the work that women in academia do to help make our world more food secure, we are profiling some of the brilliant female academics who work at/with the University of Cambridge. Legal scholar Professor Cristiane Derani believes in using the power of the law to make our...

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Read more at: Celebrating International Women's Day with Economist Dr Lili Jia

Celebrating International Women's Day with Economist Dr Lili Jia

12 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day, and to honour the work that women in academia do to help make our world more food secure, we are profiling some of the brilliant female academics who work at/with the University of Cambridge. Economist Dr Lili Jia believes that shifitng to healthier diets has co-benefits for both...

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Read more at: Celebrating International Women's Day with Archaeologist Chioma Vivian Ngonadi

Celebrating International Women's Day with Archaeologist Chioma Vivian Ngonadi

5 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day, and to honour the work that women in academia do to help make our world more food secure, we are profiling some of the brilliant female academics who work at/with the University of Cambridge. Archeologist Chioma Vivian Ngonadi explains how understanding our ancestors' agricultural...

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Read more at: Upcoming Cambridge Festival Events

Upcoming Cambridge Festival Events

5 March 2021

The Cambridge Festival begins on 26 March. Join us at these food security-related events! 26 March - 4 April. The ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of food production: An exhibition. Visit the TIGR2ESS virtual exhibition of images from India that depict relationships with food and the livelihoods of those involved in its production. Listen...

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