Tue 03 October, 2017

Grazed and confused? FCRN report

An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the debate around livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption.

Fri 11 August, 2017

Image: Pixabay

The Food Foundation have launched a competition to design a poster for a UK-wide advertising campaign that encourages children to eat more veg (#PeasPlease).

Mon 07 August, 2017

**Thank you for your interest, the position has now been filled.**

Wed 26 July, 2017

Image credit: CIAT on Flickr by CC 2.0

Researchers from the University of Oxford have been awarded funding from the Research Councils UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) as part of a £6.3 million project to investigate how to achieve food security whilst protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services and promoting social equity.

Tue 27 June, 2017

Rockefeller Foundation

A number of positions are available at the new Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, hosted by Oxford Martin School, to shape the growth of an entirely new field of research field: that of planetary health.

Mon 19 June, 2017

Professor Sir Charles Godfray

We are delighted to announce that Professor Charles Godfray, FRS, Hope Professor of Zoology, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, and Fellow of Jesus College, has been knighted for services to scientific research and for scientific advice to government. Sir Charles is a population biologist whose work involves ecology, evolution and epidemiology. He is also interested in the interplay of science and policy, especially in the areas of the environment and food security.

Fri 26 May, 2017

Wellcome, Oxford Martin and Oxford University logos

Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP)

Call for job applicants

May 2017

Supported by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health Programme.

Fri 12 May, 2017

waist band

Extending NHS weight loss programs from one session per week for 12-weeks to one session per week for a year helped people who are overweight to lose more weight and keep it off for longer, according to a study published in The Lancet, and led by researchers from the University of Cambridge, University of Liverpool and University of Oxford.

Fri 17 March, 2017


On 2nd March 2017 the BBC World Service and Wellcome Collection hosted a panel discussion exploring whether vegetarianism is a sustainable option globally. The event was recorded in front of a live audience and will be broadcast on the World Service in April.

Thu 02 March, 2017

News thumbnail - Earth on a plate

A consortium brought together by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food has received a major award from the Wellcome Trust as part of their 'Our Planet, Our Health' programme.

The project will look at the consequences of the global increase in the consumption of meat, dairy and other animal-sourced foods and how it affects the environment and human health.  It will focus on how to achieve changes towards more sustainable and healthy diets.