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Tue 21 April, 2015

On this week's Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4, Professor Susan Jebb discuss her research into obesity and how she became a leading researcher in the field.

Thu 19 March, 2015

On Tuesday 17 March, Professor Susan Jebb gave the annual Oxford London Lecture entitled: Knowledge, nudge and nanny: opportunities to improve the nation’s diet.

The entire talk is now available to watch online.

Tue 11 November, 2014

If you missed the Oxford Martin School event last week, "Well fed? The health and environmental implications of our food choices", with talks by Professor Susan Jebb, Dr Mike Rayner and Dr Tara Garnett, then you can watch a video of the event here:

Tue 02 September, 2014

ITV's Tonight Programme this week looked at the Future of Food, considering what new foods we might be eating in the future, such as insects, and where we might be growing our food, such as urban farms and indoor aquapoonics.

Professor Charles Godfray provides commentary on the items discussed.

Watch the episode on the ITV Player here - available until the end of September 2014.

Mon 01 September, 2014

A recent episode of the BBC World Service's In the Balance looked at the topic of the Future of Food. In the programme, they interview Programme Director, Professor Charles Godfray, about population growth, the Green Revolution and changing demand for food.

Listen again to this programme here or download the podcast of this programme here.

About the programme: "Will we be able to feed the 9 and a half billion people that the UN says will be on the planet by 2050? And if so, which technologies will help the most? We meet the people and businesses working to re-shape the way we'll eat, and farm, in the years to come."

Wed 27 August, 2014

This week's On the Money was a special edition about the Future of Food. The show included a panel of experts on the food system, including Programme Director, Professor Charles Godfray.

China's buying up the world's big food companies to guarantee its supplies. How do we make sure we're not locked out? After the horse meat scandal are we getting what it says on the tin? And with billions more people on the planet - how do we feed everyone?

Mon 21 July, 2014

Professor Kathy Willis, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship and Associate Director of the Biodiversity Institute, will explore the history of botany in a major new series starting next week on BBC Radio 4.

In her capacity as the Director of Science at Kew Gardens, Professor Willis will present Plants: From Roots to Riches, looking at our changing relationship with plants, from the birth of modern botany right through to the modern day. The 25-part series will feature unprecedented access to the rich heritage and ongoing work of scientists at one of the world’s oldest botanical institutions.

Mon 02 June, 2014

If you missed Prof Jason Hill's talk last week on the "Sustainability Of Our Global Food System: A Life Cycle Perspective", you can listen again to his talk and download his slides.

Mon 19 May, 2014

Several talks at this year's Hay Festival are by Oxford Martin School professors, covering topics including the future of food.

Professor Ian Goldin discusses his book, "Is the Planet Full?": Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world’s population by the middle of this century? The Oxford Professor of Globalization and Development examines the intended and unintended consequences of population and economic growth.
Saturday 24 May 2014, 11.30am, Venue: The Telegraph Stage

Two of the contributors to Ian Goldin’s overview of the world’s population and resources address key issues: Professor Yadvinder Malhi takes a metabolic perspective on our human-dominated planet in "Bigger Than The Biosphere?"Professor Charles Godfray examines the practicality of food production in "Can the World Feed 10 Billion People (Sustainably & Equitably)?"
Saturday 31 May 2014, 11.30am, Venue: The Cube

Professor Sarah Harper discusses "The End of Population Growth?": While it is common to hear about the problems of overpopulation, might there be unexplored benefits of increasing numbers of people in the world? How can we both consider and harness the potential benefits brought by a healthier, wealthier and larger population? May more people mean more scientists to discover how our world works, more inventors and thinkers to help solve the world’s problems, more skilled people to put these ideas into practice
Saturday 31 May 2014, 10am, Venue: Good Energy Stage

Wed 07 May, 2014

Listen to Professor Charles Godfray debate the Future of Our Food on this week's Costing the Earth on BBC Radio 4:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042jhlh

The panel is made up of experts from the world of food and agriculture:

Professor Charles Godfray from the Oxford Martin Programme for the Future of Food; Colin Tudge, the man behind the Campaign for Real Farming; new Groceries Adjudicator, Christine Tacon; Sean Rickard and economist who specialises in food and farming, and Tristram Stuart: winner of the award for 'Best Initiative in British Food' at last week's BBC Food and farming awards, the food waste campaigner behind the Feeding the 5000 and Pig Idea projects.

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