Call for Abstracts for a Panel on Global Food Crisis, Food Security and Well Being at the University of Sussex, School of Global Studies and Institute for Development Studies (IDS)

Conference: Critical Debates With(in) Development: Power, Resilience and Change

Brighton, UK 13 and 14 June 2013

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts by March 15, 2013 for participation in a panel of post-doc and doctoral students at the 2013 University of Sussex International Development Conference.

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By Hannah Rowlands.

Last week, The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food and the Plants for the 21st Century Institute were fortunate enough to host Jack Bobo, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology for the United States Department of State, giving a talk about biotechnology, agriculture and food security. In this blog post, I summarise some of the arguments he made.

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This lecture, held last week, is now available to watch or listen to on the Oxford Martin School website:

Oxford Martin School Webcasts

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This year's Green Templeton College lectures were on the theme of Feeding a Better Future. Speakers included

  • Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development, Imperial College
  • Dr Alex Richardson, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford
  • Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City University, London
  • Professor Jeyakumar Henry, Director, Clinical Nutrition Sciences, Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences; Director, Functional Food Centre, Oxford Brookes University.

These lectures, held in January and February 2013, are now available as podcasts from the GTC website and you can download the lecture presentations as well.

You can also access these podcasts from the Oxford University podcast website

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The Oxford Food Governance Group seminars last term on the Politics and Practices of Food are now available to listen to online as podcasts from the Oxford University podcast website:

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There is an iCASE BBSRC PhD studentship available in the Department of Zoology on insect control, resistance management and agricultural economics. The project is supervised by Dr Mike Bonsall.

Application Deadline: 15 March 2013

Find out more: http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=43645&LID=1268

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Last week Oxford Food Governance Group team member Dr. Catherine Dolan commented on the growing interest of Business Schools and MBA students in sustainable food entrepreneurship in the Financial Times.

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Drs. Karin Eli and Tanja Schneider are organising a session on ‘Taste and the Everyday Governance of Food Consumption‘ at the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) conference in San Diego in September 2013. Read more no. 28 >

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The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford.

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Oxford asks - What does it take to feed a city?

Commissioned by Oxford’s City Council, ‘FoodPrinting Oxford’ calculates the resources and risks involved with Oxford’s food supply, and explores how best to make the city’s food system more reliable.

Copies of the report can be downloaded from the LandShare website here: http://www.landshare.org/uploads/7/5/4/1/7541639/food_printing_web.pdf

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