News

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.

Fri 16 November, 2018

See the new Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) animation which highlights the challenges facing the environment and global food systems in the context of a growing population and explains the potential impacts of what we eat. LEAP, a Wellcome OPOH-funded research project, aims to provide evidence and tools to promote healthy and sustainable diets.

 

 

Mon 05 November, 2018

Queen's Lecture 2018

Professor Susan Jebb "Diet, obesity and health: from science to policy"

Mon 05 November, 2018

Meat makes a meal, so goes the saying. But with more people than ever before ditching meat for plant-based alternatives, it seems meaty dishes are starting to go out of fashion.

Wed 24 October, 2018

Dr Marco Springman on the BBC explaining the results from his recent paper in Nature 'Options for keeping the food system within environmental limits '

 

 

Thu 11 October, 2018

A global shift towards healthy and more plant-based diets, halving food loss and waste, and improving farming practices and technologies are required to feed 10 billion people sustainably by 2050, a new study finds. Adopting these options reduces the risk of crossing global environmental limits related to climate change, the use of agricultural land, the extraction of freshwater resources, and the pollution of ecosystems through overapplication of fertilizers, according to the researchers.

Tue 02 October, 2018

Nature Food, a new multidisciplinary journal from Nature Research, will publish the most significant research — across natural, social and applied sciences — that addresses the challenges of food production and distribution; food economics, ethics and policy; and food science and human nutrition. We are very keen to hear from scientists working in any of these disciplines, if they are interested in joining our editorial team (we are looking for a Chief Editor and three Associate/Senior Editors). 

Fri 28 September, 2018

Oxford University researchers have reported “total meal replacement” diets, which restrict participants to just 810 calories per day for eight weeks, safely enabled more patients to lose more weight – and keep it off for a year with diet support.

Thu 20 September, 2018

The UK Health Forum today released a new report, Fresh Start: A framework for healthy and sustainable diets. This report lends weight to calls for the UK Agriculture Bill – which was announced last week – to ensure that future agriculture policy supports improvements in human health alongside the welcome focus on better environmental outcomes.

Fri 07 September, 2018

During the last 60 years fertilizers have become indispensable for increasing crop yield and supplying enough food for an ever increasing global population. However, the increased use of agro-chemicals has been shown to cause serious environmental, health and economic damage.

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