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.

 

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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.

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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. 

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Strategy and Policy Officers

BBSRC - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - UKRI

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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.

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

Grade 9: £47,263  - £54,765 p.a.

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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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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.

 

 

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Queen's Lecture 2018

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

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