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Mon 19 June, 2017

Professor Sir Charles Godfray

We are delighted to announce that Professor Charles Godfray, FRS, Hope Professor of Zoology, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, and Fellow of Jesus College, has been knighted for services to scientific research and for scientific advice to government. Sir Charles is a population biologist whose work involves ecology, evolution and epidemiology. He is also interested in the interplay of science and policy, especially in the areas of the environment and food security.

Fri 26 May, 2017

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Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP)

Call for job applicants

May 2017

Supported by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health Programme.

Fri 12 May, 2017

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Extending NHS weight loss programs from one session per week for 12-weeks to one session per week for a year helped people who are overweight to lose more weight and keep it off for longer, according to a study published in The Lancet, and led by researchers from the University of Cambridge, University of Liverpool and University of Oxford.

Fri 17 March, 2017

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On 2nd March 2017 the BBC World Service and Wellcome Collection hosted a panel discussion exploring whether vegetarianism is a sustainable option globally. The event was recorded in front of a live audience and will be broadcast on the World Service in April.

Thu 02 March, 2017

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A consortium brought together by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food has received a major award from the Wellcome Trust as part of their 'Our Planet, Our Health' programme.

The project will look at the consequences of the global increase in the consumption of meat, dairy and other animal-sourced foods and how it affects the environment and human health.  It will focus on how to achieve changes towards more sustainable and healthy diets.

Mon 06 February, 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new coordinator of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, Dr Michael Panagopulos, who started this week at the University of Oxford. We apologise for any delays in response to queries in recent months while we have been recruiting for the position and we thank you for your patience while Michael gets up to speed.

Fri 02 December, 2016

The British Nutrition Foundation Prize for outstanding achievement in nutrition has been awarded to Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health in Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

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:

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