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Thu 20 February, 2014

The lecture that Professor James Jones gave recently on Model-Based Integrated Assessment of Food Security and AgMIP, the The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Projec

Mon 17 February, 2014

FoodSwitch, a free app for smartphones, was launched last week. The app help shoppers make better food choices by allowing users to scan barcodes of tens of thousands of food products and instantly see whether there are healthier alternatives available.

The app has been created by Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH), in collaboration the George Institute of Global Health, the Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research, The British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Nuffield Department of Population Health & Nuffield Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford.

FoodSwitch allows people to use their smartphone camera to scan the barcode of a product and get clear nutritional information on over 80,000 packaged food and drinks sold in supermarkets.

Tue 28 January, 2014

Mike Rayner and David Stuckler were interviewed in a recent episode of Dispatches on Channel 4, which asked the question: "are we addicted to sugar?"

Wed 04 December, 2013

The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food Lecture 2013 is now available to listen to on our website.

The lecture was given by Professor Susan Jebb was entitled "Food, Health And The Environment: Towards A More Sustainable Diet".

Wed 23 October, 2013

Feeding Healthy Minds

"What mothers eat before and during pregnancy can have a lifelong impact on their child’s health and development. Jenni speaks to academic, author, and founder of Food And Behaviour Research (FAB), Dr Alex Richardson, ahead of a conference they’ve organised in London. On the agenda is the role of diet in how our brain develops and functions, and its impact on our moods, our behaviour and our capacity to learn."

Listen to the interview on the BBC Radio 4 website
[starts at 35:30 into the programme]:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03dsm3t

Wed 22 May, 2013

Lord John Krebs has been interviewed by Jim al-Khalili on the Radio 4 programme The Life Scientific.

Lord Krebs talks about how he was first drawn to biology, his research as an animal behaviour specialist as Professor of Zoology at Oxford University, and his work in policy as the first Chairman of the Food Standards Agency, where he was embroiled in controversial questions such as is organic food better for us and how can the spread of foot and mouth disease be stopped.

Lord Krebs is now Master of Jesus College, Oxford, but is still involved in issues where science meets public policy, in particular the debate over whether culling badgers will prevent cattle contracting TB.

Lord Krebs is also, among other things, the Chair of the Advisory Group for the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.

You can listen to the programme on the Radio 4 website

Mon 20 May, 2013

Scientists at Lancaster, Virginia and Oxford universities have produced a web-based tool that allows anyone living in the UK to see their own ‘nitrogen footprint’. The tool, known as the N-Calculator, is available at:

http://www.n-print.org/sites/n-print.org/files/footprint_java/index.html#/home

Read more about the calculator on the N-Print website.

It asks users to put in information so the tool can calculate the likely effect that the food that they eat or the transport they take has on the environment in terms of nitrogen pollution. It is hoped that the tool will lead to more people choosing sustainable ways of living.

Thu 21 March, 2013

As part of the Oxford Martin School's video series of "Big Questions", you can now watch Programme Director Professor Charles Godfray answer some key questions about the future of food:

Wed 27 February, 2013

This lecture, held last week, is now available to watch or listen to on the Oxford Martin School website:

Oxford Martin School Webcasts

Thu 21 February, 2013

This year's Green Templeton College lectures were on the theme of Feeding a Better Future. Speakers included

  • Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development, Imperial College
  • Dr Alex Richardson, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford
  • Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City University, London
  • Professor Jeyakumar Henry, Director, Clinical Nutrition Sciences, Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences; Director, Functional Food Centre, Oxford Brookes University.

These lectures, held in January and February 2013, are now available as podcasts from the GTC website and you can download the lecture presentations as well.

You can also access these podcasts from the Oxford University podcast website

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