Health & Food Safety

There are many diseases and infections that people get through the food they eat, and food safety, particularly but not exclusively in less-developed countries, is a major challenge.
 

Article courtesy of: Susan Jebb and the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

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Dr Tara Garnett (Food Climate Research Network) commented on the news that the world's first lab-grown burger, grown from cow stem cells, was eaten, live on the Internet, yesterday.

She said decision-makers needed to look beyond technological solutions. "We have a situation where 1.4 billion people in the world are overweight and obese, and at the same time one billion people worldwide go to bed hungry," she said. "That's just weird and unacceptable. The solutions don't just lie with producing more food but changing the systems of supply and access and affordability, so not just more food but better food gets to the people who need it."

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Earlier this year, the Environmental Change Institute’s (ECI’s) food systems group held the First Oxford Meeting on Food System Impact Valuation. The Meeting, on the 11 and 12 of April 2017, brought together representatives from some of the world’s largest food companies, civil society, and academia, to discuss standardised and pre-competitive measurement and monetary valuation of environmental, social and health impacts from food systems.
 
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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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The Speedwell and Wellbeing Trust Lecture Series

 

The Speewell and Wellbeing Trust is a small Oxford-based charity. Each month they hold a talk at Green Templeton College on issues of health and nutrition.

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The Speedwell and Wellbeing Trust Lecture Series

 

The Speewell and Wellbeing Trust is a small Oxford-based charity. Each month they hold a talk at Green Templeton College on issues of health and nutrition.

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10th - 12th November 2015, Athens, Greece

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Food Science Research and Innovation: Delivering sustainable solutions to the global economy and society.

The Conference will be organized by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) on behalf of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST).

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7th – 9th December 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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To Share Preventative and Management Strategies for Obesity

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The Speedwell and Wellbeing Trust Lecture Series

 

The Speewell and Wellbeing Trust is a small Oxford-based charity. Each month they hold a talk at Green Templeton College on issues of health and nutrition.

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