Sarah Gurr, a plant pathologist in our food research network, is extensively quoted in a News Focus article about the fungal threat to animals and food crops in Science this week.

Read the whole article online here:

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6095/636.full

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Population: Better lives, not just contraceptives

Devi Sridhar & Karen Grápin have a correspondence article in the latest edition of Nature.

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Mike Rayner outlines the need for a tax on sugary soft drinks in the UK in the Food Programme on BBC Radio 4, in the edition entitled: Can Andrew Lansley change your diet?
 

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Videos of all the talks and panel disucssions from the Re|source 2012 conference are now available on the conference website.

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NERC, in partnership with Marks & Spencer, is looking to recruit a Knowledge Exchange Fellow tasked with matching their sustainable business needs with the UK science base. The KE Fellow will enable M&S to engage in greater depth in knowledge exchange with the research community, allowing their business and supply chains to access NERC research investments and capability.

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The Food Climate Research Network and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food have jointly published a new report entitled: Sustainable intensification in agriculture. Navigating a course through competing food system priorities.

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A major study into how Britain’s entire food system must change to keep food affordable without destroying nature, at a time of soaring world population growth, was unveiled by Farming Minister Jim Paice today.

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Charles Godfray's talk, "Food security and choice, can we have both?", that he gave at TEDxHousesofParliament is now available to watch on YouTube.

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By Hannah Rowlands.

This is the first blog entry on our new website for the Programme on the Future of Food. We hope to use this blog to highlight some of the research being carried out at Oxford in the food system, and to introduce you to some of the researchers working here.

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