The task of ensuring affordable access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food for all is one of the major challenges of the 21st century.

Crop Science Centre building

New Crop Science Centre opens in Cambridge

01 Oct 2020

A new Centre in Cambridge, designed to fast-track technologies to sustainably improve farmers’ yields worldwide, was launched today.

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Opinion: Local food solutions during the coronavirus crisis could have lasting benefits

22 Apr 2020

Solutions found during the current pandemic could benefit food security, human security, & international development.

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What does lockdown mean for the future of our food supply?

03 Apr 2020

As countries adopt different approaches, the question remains: how best to enact a lockdown without compromising critical food supply chains in the...

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The world's their fish finger

12 Mar 2020

Smothered in ketchup or squished into a sandwich, there’s one tasty convenience food that’s hard to resist. Now two Cambridge researchers believe...

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Ecosystems Overload

10 Dec 2019

We are laying waste to the biosphere. If we're serious about saving millions of species, then it's our own that must change how it thinks about...

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Cherry and baby plum tomatoes

Harnessing tomato jumping genes could help speed-breed drought-resistant crops

16 Sep 2019

Once dismissed as ‘junk DNA’ that served no purpose, a family of ‘jumping genes’ found in tomatoes has the potential to accelerate crop breeding for...

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Removing beef and lamb from menu dramatically reduces food-related carbon emissions at Cambridge University

10 Sep 2019

A Sustainable Food Policy at the University of Cambridge, which includes removing beef and lamb from the menu and promoting plant-based food options...

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The £2 billion vegetable and the agricultural future of the East

15 Mar 2019

From crop science to robotics, supply chains to economics, Cambridge University researchers are working with farmers and industry to sustainably...

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Removing sweets and crisps from supermarket checkouts linked to dramatic fall in unhealthy snack purchases

18 Dec 2018

Policies aimed at removing sweets and crisps from checkouts could lead to a dramatic reduction in the amount of unhealthy food purchased to eat ‘on-...

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“With this vial, we could potentially feed the entire planet”

08 Nov 2018

Would you eat a burger that had been grown in a lab? It may not be long before this is a choice at your local supermarket. Given the environmental...

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‘High-yield’ farming costs the environment less than previously thought – and could help spare habitats

14 Sep 2018

New findings suggest that more intensive agriculture might be the “least bad” option for feeding the world while saving its species – provided use of...

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Maggots and rotting food waste: a new recipe for sustainable fish and animal feed

31 Jul 2018

In a warehouse to the northeast of Cambridge are shelves upon shelves of trays teeming with maggots, munching their way through a meal of rotting...

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