News

Tue 19 February, 2019

Currently proposed types of lab-grown meat cannot provide a cure-all for the detrimental climate impacts of meat production without a large-scale transition to a decarbonised energy system, a new study has found.

Mon 28 January, 2019

Following the launch earlier this month of Alternative Proteins, a research report conducted by the Oxford Martin School for the World Economic Forum (WEF), the organisations jointly organised an Ideas Lab on Future Proofing Food-Systems to be held as part of the WEF’s Annual Meeting in Davos last week. Here Professor Sir Charles Godfray, Professor Susan Jebb and Professor Sarah Whatmorthey discussed how we can sustainably feed a planet of 11 billion, how to tackle the global obesity epidemic, and how to use digital technology to address food poverty.

Thu 17 January, 2019

Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed as more than 3 billion people are malnourished (including people who are undernourished and overnourished), and food production is exceeding planetary boundaries – driving climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution due to over-application of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers, and unsustainable changes in water and land use. The findings are from the EAT-Lancet Commission which provides the first scientific targets for a healthy diet from a sustainable food production system that operates within planetary boundaries for food.

Wed 16 January, 2019

GCRF are please to invite proposals for a new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Network Plus call. This call will have two separate thematic areas of focus, and applicants can apply to either distinct strand through this call. One theme will be Gender and Intersectionality and the other theme will be Education as a Driver of Sustainable Development. 

Wed 19 December, 2018

Monika Zurek from  the Environmental change Institute, University of Oxford, and collaborators recently developed a process for assessing food system sustainability in the European Union.

 

Wed 05 December, 2018

Strategy and Policy Officers

BBSRC - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - UKRI

Fri 23 November, 2018

1 Year with possibility of extension for 2nd Year

Closing Date: Monday 17 December 2018, noon

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking six senior researchers to lead new initiatives laying the ground work for the science-led policies of the future.

Mon 19 November, 2018

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Grade 9: £47,263  - £54,765 p.a.

Fri 16 November, 2018

The Health Behaviours Team within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic candidate with knowledge of systematic reviewing and/or trial methodology.

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