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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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GM Food: What's the Problem? Oct 17, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge,
Agriculture and Health Sep 05, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 07:30 PM Old Divinity School, St John's College,
Cereals 2017 from Jun 14, 2017 09:00 AM to Jun 15, 2017 05:00 PM Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire,
Cereals is the one-stop shop for all the latest innovations in the arable world. Attendees will get to meet with all the major and new companies showcasing their latest products – from the newest breeding technologies to the state-of-the-art in precision engineering.
Third European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017 from Jun 06, 2017 09:00 AM to Jun 09, 2017 05:00 PM SECC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW ,
Looking at topics including urban, energy and infrastructure, agriculture, forestry biodiversity, ecosystem services, health and well being.
Putting Dirt in its Place: The Contemporary Politics of Waste from Jun 02, 2017 09:00 AM to Jun 03, 2017 05:00 PM Alison Richard Building, Cambridge ,
Transfer of Crop Research Knowledge to Small Farmers May 16, 2017 from 01:30 PM to 06:00 PM NIAB Innovation Farm, Villa Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9NZ ,
This seminar is organised by Cambridge Global Food Security in collaboration with the Tropical Agriculture Association East Anglia Branch, NIAB International, and CambPlants. Participants will learn about the experiences of two of East Anglia’s leading crop research centres in transferring research results to farmers in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Your Next Graduate Opportunity: in the food and fresh produce industry May 15, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Tackling Childhood Obesity: Are we doing enough? May 11, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Howard Lecture Theatre, Downing College,
BHU Annual Lecture, in association with CSaP
Next Steps for Sugar Reduction Apr 27, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM Central London-UK Headquarters, 4 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane West, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7BW ,
Delegates at this conference will discuss the next steps for reducing sugar consumption in the UK. It takes place in light of the recently published policy paper on the Soft Drinks Industry Levy ahead of new legislation being introduced in the Finance Bill 2017 as set out in the Government’s childhood obesity plan.
Obesity: Tipping Back the Scales of the Nation Apr 19, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 04:15 PM The Studio, 51 Lever St Manchester, M1 1FN, United Kingdom,
Increasing levels of Obesity not only adversely affects current population health but will impact on the risks for future generations and according to the Chief Medical Officer tackling obesity should be made a national priority. The latest figures published reveal that 58% of women and 65% of men were overweight or obese in 2014, with an increased prevalence of 26% as compared to 15% in 1993. Childhood obesity is also a major cause for concern with more than 1 in 5 children in Reception, and 1 in 3 children in Year 6 classified as obese or overweight. Children from poorer backgrounds and twice as likely to be obese than children living in less deprived circumstances. The latest predictions in regard to future levels of obesity in the UK have been revised upwards, stating that by 2030 it is estimated that 74% of men and 64% of women in the UK will be overweight. It is thought that within the next decade obesity will overtake smoking as the greatest cause of cancer. NHS England spends around £16 billion a year on the direct medical costs of diabetes and conditions related to being overweight or obese; over £2bn more than is spent on fire and police services. The cost to individuals, society and the wider economy is much greater.
The African Diaspora Biotech Summit 2017 Apr 04, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge,
Strengthening biotech research capacity, innovation and commercialization in Africa
Westminister Food & Nutrition Forum: The Future of UK Agriculture Policy Mar 30, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM Central London-UK Headquarters, 4 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane West, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7BW ,
In the context of Brexit, this timely seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss the future agriculture policy in the UK and priorities for moving forwards from the Common Agricultural Policy. Planned sessions look at priorities for the UK Government in developing new international trade agreements; what next for UK farming subsidies - in light of the Chancellor’s announcement that CAP Pillar 1 funding will be guaranteed until 2020; the future farming policy landscape, including meeting challenges for food sustainability and mapping the timeline for creating a reformed system of agricultural subsidy to support UK farmers.
Agri-Innovation 2017 Speed Networking Mar 23, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM The Garden Cafe, Cambridge University Botanic Garden,
Come to a networking session with young entrepreneurs, researchers and business people from Egypt and Cambridge looking at new opportunities and innovation in addressing agricultural waste.
Sustainability Summit 2017 from Mar 23, 2017 08:00 AM to Mar 24, 2017 01:15 PM St Pancras Renaissance, St Pancras International, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AR,
What does COP21 and the push for greater environmental sustainability mean for business? The Sustainability Summit will bring together key thinkers, policymakers and business leaders, who will deliver strategies, ideas and solutions to decision makers, helping them to turn challenges into new opportunities and prepare for the future.
3rd International Congress of Hidden Hunger from Mar 20, 2017 08:00 AM to Mar 22, 2017 06:00 PM Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe Flughafenstrasse 50 70629 Stuttgart GERMANY,
Post-2015 Agenda and Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDG): Where are we now? Strategies to improve nutrition quality and combat hidden hunger
Inglorious Fruit and Veg Mar 16, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge,
Around 40% of all edible fruit and veg intended for human consumption is wasted in the UK because supermarkets reject it for being ugly. But what’s wrong with a crooked carrot or a nobbly parsnip if you’re going to chop it up and cook it?
Food waste: A start-up perspective Mar 15, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM Bateman auditorium, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge,
The Cambridge Food Security Forum is delighted to invite you to join us for a panel discussion about innovative solutions to food waste.
Our Daily Bread: What are we eating? Mar 14, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge,
Join archaeobotanist Professor Martin Jones, plant scientist Dr Lydia Smith, and a local artisan baker Alison McTaggart for a lively discussion about our daily bread and to ask the question: what are we eating and how has it changed over time?
Interdisciplinary Food Systems Training to address Global Food Challenges Mar 07, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University Bateman Street Cambridge CB2 1NN,
Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture 2017, by Professor John Ingram, IFSTAL and University of Oxford
Food & Health Forum: Technology & Innovations in Food and Health Mar 07, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Royal Society of Medicine 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE,
A forum organised by The Royal Society of Medicine to explore and develop the relationships between diet, dietary ingredients and health
Pathways to Impact Workshop Feb 28, 2017 from 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM Training Room, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge,
Need help writing your 'Pathways to Impact'? Cambridge researchers are invited to an interactive workshop to learn from the experts.
Fruit and Vegetable Waste Valorisation Funding Workshop from Feb 28, 2017 08:30 AM to Mar 01, 2017 06:00 PM Metropole Hotel, Birmingham NEC, Pendingo Way, B40 1PP,
Fruit and vegetable supply chains and processing result in a range of substantial co-products and waste streams, the disposal of which is becoming more costly. Many of these co-products and wastes are rich in phytochemicals, flavours, aromas and fibres which have the potential to be exploited for the production of new food and feed ingredients, and related products. Barriers to exploitation include lack of clarity concerning the quantities and availability of such wastes, valorisation technologies, and downstream market opportunities. Finance and legislation are areas which also raise concerns. The aim of this meeting is to bring together industrialists with fruit and vegetable waste stream challenges, and academics across a range of disciplines. The objective is to hear from organisations and researchers who have experience in addressing such problems, and to provide an opportunity for solutions to be postulated and proposals for obtaining funding.
Meeting of Minds for Infectious Diseases Feb 24, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM The Møller Centre, Churchill College Storey’s Way Cambridge CB3 0DE,
This forward looking annual networking event features oral and poster presentations from invited PIs and early career researchers, guest speakers (Colin Parrish, Professor of Virology, Cornell University will be a guest speaker this year, TBD). Themes focus on strengthening interdisciplinary collaborations, and upcoming big challenge topics (including this year, but not limited to/TBD, ecology of infectious disease, theoretical and real world modelling of infectious diseases, neglected diseases, novel interventions for disease prevention and management)
Nutritious and Delicious – Innovations for Value-Added Crops Feb 22, 2017 from 01:30 PM to 05:30 PM Norwich Research Park, Colney Ln, Norwich NR4 7UG,
The quest to improve nutrition and flavour through crop breeding is a long-standing challenge being accelerated due to novel breeding techniques and a better understanding of plant genetics and human and animal metabolism. From “Golden Rice” to purple tomatoes and better broccoli, this event will explore the potential for improvement of fruit, vegetables and cereals, ranging from products already hitting the supermarket shelves, to those a little further from market.
Café Synthetique: Biology as Technology Feb 20, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Panton Arms, Panton Street, Cambridge,
Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks. This month's theme is Biology as Technology.
Crop Production in Southern Britain 2017 from Feb 15, 2017 08:30 AM to Feb 16, 2017 05:00 PM Peterborough Arena, The East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE ,
The conference, which is the sixth in this series, will provide a major platform for the dissemination of recent and possible future developments in crop protection and production research and practice with a focus on dissemination to advisers and practitioners. Papers are likely to range in content from those with a high biological science focus, to those that report new options for chemical or non-chemical control or address key practical issues for crop production.
Next steps for agri-tech in the UK: investment, research and developing the Industrial Strategy Feb 07, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM Central London-UK Headquarters, 4 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane West, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7BW ,
With a growing demand for sustainable solutions to increasing food production, this seminar will assess progress and priorities as the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy moves into its fourth year of implementation. It will also be a timely opportunity for policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the future policy landscape, and prospective challenges for investment and creating commercial opportunities for UK businesses in light of the EU referendum.
The future for UK science and innovation funding and policy - Brexit, the HE and Research Bill and supporting disruptive innovation Feb 02, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE,
Bringing together key policymakers and affected stakeholders to discuss the future of science and innovation policy, this timely conference is being held at a time of continuing uncertainty over the UK’s relationships with EU Science Programmes.
Tackling Climate Change: In it for the Long Run from Jan 26, 2017 05:30 PM to Mar 09, 2017 06:45 PM Plumb Auditorium, Christ's College, St. Andrew's Street, University of Cambridge, CB2 3BU ,
Science, politics, knowledge management, innovation and markets all play a role in climate change action, but what is the role of the University of Cambridge as an ‘anchor institution’ for these? Bringing together speakers spanning the worlds of research and policy, the seminar series will explore how the multifaceted aspects of climate change action can come together to help us make the right decisions for the long run.
Focus on Funding Jan 23, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM Future Business Centre, Kings Hedges, Cambridge, CB4 2HY,
One of our first Pollinators, way back in January 2014, was a “Focus on Funding”, where members of the farming, tech development and research community came together to hear about local, regional and national funding available in the public and private sector, for R&D, innovation and business growth. Two year later, the way entrepreneurs can choose to fund projects has changed, and new models such as crowd-funding have become more common-place to make ideas a reality. We’ll be hearing from experts about the public and private funding community and how you can access it – any strings that are attached, and how quickly you can expect to be able to spend the money.