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Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.06.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 26.05.2022
Edible insects and plant-based proteins to be the subject of classroom debates
Edible insects and plant-based alternatives to meat will be discussed with children as part of new research. The project, led by academics at Cardiff University and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), aims to find out children's attitudes to environmental issues and how this translates into views on the food they eat.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.05.2022
European farmland could be biggest global reservoir of microplastics
Farmlands across Europe are potentially the biggest global reservoir of microplastics due to the high concentrations found in fertilisers derived from sewage sludge, new research has shown. Scientists from Cardiff University and the University of Manchester estimate that between 31,000 and 42,000 tonnes of microplastics (or 86 - 710 trillion microplastic particles) are applied to European soils annually, mirroring the concentration of microplastics found in ocean surface waters.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 26.04.2022
Making food from grass: creating new meat and dairy alternatives to reduce the impact of agriculture
A £2.5M project to efficiently convert grass into a range of new food products and ingredients by using cutting-edge biotechnology has received funding Research to create low-carbon meat and da

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.04.2022
Opinion: Climate change triggering global collapse in insect numbers
Opinion: Climate change triggering global collapse in insect numbers
The world may be facing a devastating "hidden" collapse in insect species due to the twin threats of climate change and habitat loss according to new research by Dr Tim Newbold and Dr Charlie Outhwaite (UCL Biosciences) Insects are critical to the future of our planet. They help to keep pest species under control and break down dead material to release nutrients into the soil.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.03.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - 01.03.2022
Nutritious fish stocks are being squandered by salmon farming, say scientists
Nutritious fish stocks are being squandered by salmon farming, say scientists
Eating wild-caught fish instead of using it as feed in salmon farming would allow nearly four million tonnes of fish to be left in the sea, while providing an extra six million tonnes of seafood for human consumption, a study finds.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 23.02.2022
Risks of using AI to grow our food are substantial and must not be ignored, warn researchers
Artificial intelligence (AI) is on the cusp of driving an agricultural revolution, and helping confront the challenge of feeding our growing global population in a sustainable way.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.02.2022
Researchers to tackle major threats to 'UK's vegetable garden'
Researchers to tackle major threats to ’UK’s vegetable garden’
Cambridge researchers will tackle environmental threats that could affect a third of the UK's home-grown vegetables and more than a quarter of its rare and endangered wild animals.

Agronomy / Food Science - 02.02.2022
UN Food Price Index understates soaring real cost of food, argues researcher
By focusing on nominal prices instead of inflation-adjusted real prices, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) risks understating global food security problems The inflation-adjusted index

Agronomy / Food Science - History / Archeology - 26.10.2021
Opinion: Understanding cocoa farming is key to ending child slavery in West Africa
It's no longer sufficient just to show that child slavery practices are happening, campaigners need to invest time and effort to truly understand the processes and conditions that create them, says Dr Michael Odijie (UCL History).

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 15.10.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 20.07.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.05.2021
Africa Day - celebrating partnerships across the continent
Africa Day - celebrating partnerships across the continent
As the world marks Africa Day, the University celebrates its existing partnerships across the continent and looks forward to further collaboration as a key strategic aim for the future.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.04.2021
Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2
Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2
Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new study in the journal Nature .

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.04.2021
Researchers raise alarm over stalled adoption of biotechnology to improve food security
The worldwide adoption of biotechnologies to improve crop production has stalled, putting global food security at risk, according to an international team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 15.04.2021
Taking action to achieve Net Zero in the agriculture sector
Taking action to achieve Net Zero in the agriculture sector
Farmers need to be prepared to take action now in order to achieve Net Zero in the agriculture sector by 2050, according to UCL researchers. The report, UK Agriculture: Pathways to Net Zero, commissioned by HSBC, examines the importance of reducing net agriculture emissions of greenhouse gases and how farmers can achieve this through changes to farm management.

Agronomy / Food Science - 10.02.2021
Why plant diversity is so important for bee diversity
Why plant diversity is so important for bee diversity
As abundant and widespread bees, it is common to see both bumble bees and honey bees foraging on the same flower species during the summer, whether in Britain or many other countries.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 08.02.2021
Feeding Leeds: A fair and self-sustaining food system for the city
Feeding Leeds: A fair and self-sustaining food system for the city
A bold vision for feeding the population of Leeds would transform the city into a far more food secure, fair and sustainable place to live.

Agronomy / Food Science - 16.12.2020

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.10.2020
Birmingham-led research promises water boost for farmers in India
University of Birmingham water experts have designed a low-energy, high-efficiency means of purifying water in India's rural farming communities, which could allow farmers to safely use high-saline groundwater and wastewater to grow crops. Working in the Gujarat region of India, scientists in the Birmingham-led INDIA-H20 project have used emerging membrane technologies that allow saline groundwater and domestic/industrial wastewaters to be safely and efficiently recycled.

Agronomy / Food Science - 01.10.2020
New Crop Science Centre opens in Cambridge
A new Centre in Cambridge, designed to fast-track technologies to sustainably improve farmers' yields worldwide, was launched today.

Agronomy / Food Science - 25.06.2020
Significant number of Halal meat-eaters might be persuaded to switch to ’stunned’ meat, survey suggests
The UK may need to adopt the New Zealand model, which has done just that, say the researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.06.2020
Analysis: Bangladesh has saved thousands of lives from a devastating cyclone - here’s how
Professor Ilan Kelman and Dr Bayes Ahmed (both UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) discuss how Bangladesh's population survives cyclones through extensive messaging and preparation.

Agronomy / Food Science - 13.02.2020
Pioneering crop monitoring for food security wins Newton Prize
A new way to monitor crop production for global food security developed by scientists at UCL and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, has won the Newton Prize 2019 Chair's Award.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.02.2020
Post-Brexit farming should support more fruit and veg to help reduce CVD deaths
Earmarking more land for growing fruits and vegetables after Brexit could help to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.10.2019
University of Sussex is leading on vegan according to animal rights’ charity
The University of Sussex has been named one of the most vegan-friendly universities in the country by a leading animal rights' charity.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 13.09.2019
Experts warn UK food safety at risk with public softened up for lower standards
There are signs that the government is trying to soften up the public for lower food standards post-Brexit, including imported chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef, a new briefing from the Food Research Collaboration has highlighted.

Agronomy / Food Science - 20.08.2019
10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour
Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.

Agronomy / Food Science - 15.05.2019
Eating insects makes sense. So why don’t we?
Insects are a healthy and environmentally friendly food source. But how can people in the Western world be convinced to eat them? Consuming insects is already an everyday practice for two billion people worldwide, largely in the global east and south.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 04.04.2019
Health claims on packaging for many foods marketed to UK kids are "confusing’"
The health claims made on the product packaging for a large proportion of foods marketed to children in the UK are "confusing" and could be contributing to rising rates of childhood obesity, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood .

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 18.02.2019

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.02.2019

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.12.2018

Veterinary - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.11.2018
Weight loss programme successful at tackling obesity & type 2 diabetes
Severe and medically complicated obesity can be effectively treated with a non-surgical weight management programme called Counterweight-Plus, according to a new study.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.11.2018
Researchers call for urgent action to tackle obesity epidemic
There is an urgent need for new dietary approaches and treatments to tackle the global health crisis of obesity in children and adults say experts.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 15.10.2018
Child health in England falling behind other European countries
A new report warns child health is lagging behind other European countries, with child mortality potentially 140% higher than other nations by 2030. The 'Child health in 2030 in England: comparisons with other wealthy countries' report, published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), and co-authored by an Imperial researcher, compares England with European and other western countries known as the EU15+.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 12.09.2018

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 11.09.2018
Transforming the AgriFood Industry in Southwestern China
The University of Nottingham has launched a new flagship partnership with one of China's biggest feed and pig producers to help transform Southwest China's animal feed market.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 07.09.2018
Shoppers could be left in the dark about hazardous hormone-treated beef
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, there are signs that some government ministers would be willing to sacrifice food standards to win trade agreements with non-EU states such as the USA.
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