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Cambridge Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting of Minds 2017 Nov 24, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM Downing College, Cambridge,
Join the University of Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre's annual full-day conference ‘Cambridge Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting of Minds’, with over 100 attendees from across Cambridge.
Maximising the potential of crop researchers from Nov 20, 2017 10:00 AM to Nov 21, 2017 04:00 PM NIAB Park Farm, Histon,
An interactive two day meeting and networking event for young researchers and professionals
Film Screening: Food Evolution Nov 14, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM Old Divinity School, St John's College,
Join us for a private screening of the new documentary film 'Food Evolution,' which focuses on the debate surrounding the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Unlocking Public Health Challenges of Our Time Nov 14, 2017 from 09:30 AM to 06:30 PM Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge,
Now in its fourth year, the annual CIPH conference and lecture series presents an opportunity for public health researchers, policymakers and professionals to come together, discover and discuss the latest public health research breakthroughs at Cambridge.
REAP Conference 2017 Nov 07, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton,
Today's Knowledge Meets Tomorrow's Technology
Agri-Tech Week 2017 from Nov 06, 2017 09:00 AM to Nov 10, 2017 05:00 PM
Total Food 2017 from Oct 31, 2017 12:00 AM to Nov 02, 2017 12:00 AM Institute of Food Research, Norwich, NR4 7UA ,
An international conference exploring the latest breakthroughs in research into better ways of exploiting waste and co-products from agriculture and food production.
What's stopping your diet being more sustainable? Oct 24, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge,
Before the Flood, with expert Q&A Oct 20, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM Seminar Room 1, David Attenborough Building, Cambridge,
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.