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.
 

The doubling of cereal and livestock production in the last half of the 20th century should have resulted in a global food supply being adequate for all but currently, nearly a billion people remain hungry every day.

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This conference directly follows the BSPP presidential conference which runs from the 12th - 13th September 2016. Click here to view more details.


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ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Seminar Series on Food Options, Opinions and Decisions (FOOD):

Integrating perspectives on consumers’ perceptions of food safety, nutrition and waste.

 

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The History Department at the University of Sussex is pleased to announce a conference on the history of food and nutrition in Europe since about 1800. We welcome proposals from researchers from a range of academic disciplines who offer an historical perspective on the topic.

This conference is open to early career and established academics in any relevant discipline. The conference will be organised on workshop principles in one venue.  

For more information on the programme click here.

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17th-19th November 2015, ExCeL, London

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The relationship between food, nutrition and health remains one of the most critical issues of our time.

The Food Matters Live 2015 Conference addresses this complex and challenging subject through a rich and varied programme across 17 thought-provoking debates.

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Date: Tuesday, 30th June, 2015

Venue: Moa Room, ECI, SOGE 

Time: 10 am - 11 am

Talk title: Food safety, farming environments and sustainability: Examining lettuce production in California, and the UK

Speaker bio: Laura Driscoll is a PhD student in Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropological Sciences from Stanford University. Her Masters research explored the impacts of ecotourism on cultural identity and consumption patterns in indigenous communities living in the buffer zone of Peru's Bahuaja-Sonene National Park.

She has conducted social and ecological impact assessments for tourism companies and policy makers in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Tanzania, assessing landscape change and seeking to align tourism development goals with sustainable development targets. Her current research interests include global dynamics of climate change, environmental policy, and food systems, and sustainability planning. Her dissertation will explore how the parallel goals of ensuring food safety and protecting the environment can be jointly pursued in developed world agriculture, by examining how governance frameworks and private food safety standards in leafy greens production affect farmers' environmental practices in California and the United Kingdom.

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This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.

 

6th May, Food and Humanitarian Relief

 

Dr Tom Scott-Smith: Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, specialises in the ethnographic and historical study of humanitarian relief, and nutrition as part of that.

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Neil Stephens, Clemens Driessen and Alexandra Sexton

Tuesday 26th April 2016 - 4:00pm
Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

 

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St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS

 

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON THE EFFECTS OF MEAT AND DAIRY ON POPULATION HEALTH, THE ECONOMY, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

 

Summary

Current worldwide food consumption practices are unsustainable. In particular, the food system is responsible for more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, while unhealthy diets and excess body weight are among the greatest contributors to premature mortality.

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Sugar consumption has more than tripled worldwide in the past 50 years, contributing to an elevated burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and certain forms of cancer.

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