News

Tue 05 April, 2016

 

Two new posts have recently been advertised at the University of Sheffield as part of the N* agri-food resilience programme.

Both pasts are for two years, with a closing date of 25th April.

Tue 22 March, 2016

A global switch to diets that rely less on meat and more on fruit and vegetables could save up to 8 million lives by 2050, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds, and lead to healthcare-related savings and avoided climate damages of $1.5 trillion (US).

 

The study, published today in PNAS, is the first to estimate both the health and climate change impacts of moving towards more plant-based diets for all major world regions.

Thu 17 March, 2016

Our researchers' reactions to George Obsorne's inclusion of a sugar tax in the latest governmental budget:

Professor Susan Jebb:

Thu 03 March, 2016

  • By 2050, reduced fruit and vegetable intake could cause twice as many deaths as under-nutrition
  • Three-quarters of all climate-related deaths due to changes in food production are estimated to occur in China and India

 

Read the accessible PDF here

 

Thu 04 February, 2016

A combination of a carbon tax on food and a tax on sugary drinks in the UK could lead to health benefits, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise up to GB£3.6 billion revenue, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

Thu 28 January, 2016

Conference Title: TECHNOLOGICAL FRONTIERS IN FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

University of Oxford

May 7, 2016

Call for Papers

Tue 05 January, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development,  New York University (2016-2017)

 

Thu 17 December, 2015

‘On-farm’ seed priming: an ecological & sustainable disease management strategy

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to carry out PhD research in the field of agronomy, plant physiology, crop production and plant-microbe interactions. This studentship, funded by the Ekhaga foundation, will provide a platform to build an interdisciplinary research career in the field of Sustainable Agriculture & Agroecology.

Tue 24 November, 2015

Dr Jonathan Tammam and his team at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, have investigated the effects of vitamin, mineral, and n-3 fatty-acid dietary supplements in the behaviour of adolescent school children. Dr Jonathan Tammam states:

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