Global Food Security News

A feed from Global Food Security on the latest news related to achieving sustainable and healthy food for all.


21 April 2017. New report on the challenges of carbon labelling of food products – A new report explores how UK stakeholders and consumers perceive consumer-facing information that shows the carbon footprint of high-protein food products. The study was funded by the Global Food Security programme as part of the Policy Lab, in which post-doctoral researchers compete to write a report for the programme.

20 February 2017. Most British adults report that the effects of climate change would encourage them to change their diet – According to a recent public survey commissioned by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, many British adults recognise that the food system is a key contributor to climate change and would change their diets as a result of climate change.

16 February 2017. How to be a successful pest: lessons from the green peach aphid – UK scientists, in collaboration with groups in Europe and the US, have discovered why the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is one of the most destructive pests to many of our most important crops. Their research will inform industry and research programmes to support pest control and aid global food security.

1 February 2017. Rothamsted Research granted permission by Defra to carry out field trial with GM wheat plants – Trial to test whether GM wheat plants photosynthesise more efficiently in the field for a higher yielding crop.

13 January 2017. Announcing BBSRC BRAVO: optimising the performance of Brassica crops – January 2017 sees the launch of a new 5-year project BBSRC Brassica, Rapeseed and Vegetable Optimisation (BRAVO), funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

12 January 2017. Report highlights potential impact of environmental tipping points on food system – The Global Food Security (GFS) programme has published a new report providing evidence for the existence of environmental tipping points and exploring the potential consequences for global food security.

14 December 2016. Report explores Paris-compliant healthy food systems – The Global Food Security (GFS) programme has published a new report considering healthy food systems that could function within the boundaries of the Paris Agreement, following a workshop in September 2016.

12 December 2016. GFS Policy Lab for early-career researchers on multi-functional landscapes – The Global Food Security (GFS) programme invites expressions of interest from early career researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on multi-functional landscapes.

13 October 2016. Global Food Security website disruptions – Due to essential maintenance, the Global Food Security (GFS) website, GFS blog and Gateway to Research (GtR) may be unavailable on Saturday 15 October 2016 between 08:30 and 11:00.

26 September 2016. 'Food System Resilience' Programme Coordination Award made to support knowledge exchange and translate research outputs – GFS and the ‘Food System Resilience’ programme partners are pleased to announce that Dr John Ingram and his team at the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford have been awarded the programme coordination award.