Cross-disciplinary approaches are key to research in the Anthropocene. With all the wicked challenges of today, we need to start thinking outside the box.
The food tech industry currently represents less than 10% of the global GDP but it is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years. What innovations are coming up?
SIANI Project Manager Madeleine Fogde is being interviewed during the Almedalen political week about the need for cooperation to transform the food system to be more sustainable.
Global banana production relies on a single variety - a risky business given worldwide attacks of fungal disease. How can we prevent bananapocalypse?
Endless repetition gets very boring and even depressing, at least it gets for me. And who doesn’t like to try something new every once in a while? In fact, our brain develops better in a diverse and dynamic environment. Leveraging diversity enables us to accomplish great things together, doing it with excitement and fascination. So why then have we been persistently getting rid of diversity in our food?
How do we keep food on the plates of UK households in the coming decades? This is a central question for IKnowFood, a major collaborative research project launched in June, 2017.
Think for a second what is your image of a peasant. Poor, badly educated, non-progressive, do these adjectives come to your mind? But why does this have to be like that?
Launched on the 17th of March 2016, the EAT Foundation has an ambition to reform the global food system under the vision of “healthy food from a healthy planet”. The initiative is co-funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Stordalen Foundation, who will each invest £3 million in EAT Foundation over the next 3 years.
Recent data on food waste indicate that roughly one third of the food produced for human consumption is wasted. In the face of the growing food security challenge and need for increased efficiency of the food system, food waste has been acknowledge as an issue of high importance on the international agenda.
We have long known that what we eat affects our health, but we are only beginning to grasp how much our food affects the environment, close to home and around the world.