News

Tue 24 November, 2015

Dr Jonathan Tammam and his team at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, have investigated the effects of vitamin, mineral, and n-3 fatty-acid dietary supplements in the behaviour of adolescent school children. Dr Jonathan Tammam states:

Tue 17 November, 2015

Article courtesy of: Susan Jebb and the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Tue 10 November, 2015

As part of an ongoing monographic study of the genus Ipomoea (morning glories) that contains the domesticated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) Robert Scotland and John Wood from the Department of Plant Sciences have recently described 18 new species of morning glory from Bolivia with one species, Ipomoea lactifera, identified as a close wild-relative of sweet potato.

Mon 09 November, 2015

Following in Hannah's footsteps is our new Future of Food Programme Coordinator Mara Galeano Carraro. Mara has both a scientific background and a social one; she studied Biological Sciences as an undergraduate and Anthropology, Environment and Developement as a Master's student.

She is very keen to work on new projects and to showcase those currently underway.

Thu 24 September, 2015

This is my last day as Programme Coordinator for the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food - I'd like to say good bye to everyone I've been working with over the past four years, it's been a really great project to work on and I've had the privilege to meet and work with an amazing group of food researchers at Oxford and elsewhere.

Programme Director, Professor Charles Godfray, says, "it is very sad to say goodbye to Hannah but I and everyone involved in Future of Food are very grateful for all she has done for the Programme and wish her the best of luck in her new job."

We're in the process of hiring a new Programme Coordinator, but in the meantime, the website is likely to be rather quiet, for which we apologise.

Thanks again,

Best wishes,

Hannah

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Hannah Rowlands
Programme Co-ordinator
Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

Thu 17 September, 2015

Food Climate Research Network’s founder to receive prestigious award for research on sustainable food systems

Dr Tara Garnett will receive the 2015 Premio Daniel Carasso at a ceremony in Madrid today (17 September 2015) for her commitment to reducing the food system’s impact on the climate through research and dialogue.

As a researcher at the University of Oxford and Lead of the Food Climate Research Network, Tara Garnett undertakes interdisciplinary research on sustainable food systems at the intersection of environmental sustainability, public health and ethics. The prize recognises her work and commitment, including her thorough research on the food system’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, and on the potential that sustainable diets can play in reducing them.

Read more on FCRN's website here or download the FCRN Press Release.

Wed 09 September, 2015

Deadline: Sunday, September 27, 2015

The FCRN is looking for interns to evaluate and develop the networking functions of the website. Do you have an interest in food system sustainability and want to gain some practical work experience in this field? Do you want to get an in depth view of the workings of a global online network and contribute to analyse challenges of online collaboration and networking? We are looking for people who have a diversity of experiences – both people with technical experience working with websites (using website tools focused on design and functionality) as well as people who are more familiar with communications and how networks and online interactions function. We thus also welcome people who are relatively new to working with websites and who can therefore contribute a beginner’s-eye view and an ‘outsider’s perspective.

Wed 02 September, 2015

The Environmental Change Institute is pleased to announce a new internship available to any currently matriculated Oxford students with Good Food Oxford, a Sustainable Food Cities initiative that aims to identify and catalyse actions by individuals and organisations that will promote a healthy, fair, ethical and environmentally sustainable food system in and around Oxford.

Good Food Oxford is offering a placement for an intern to help develop monitoring and evaluation modeling to measure the impact of their work. The intern will be required to compile background data and statistics on their three strategy areas in order to form a baseline from which to establish measurable deliverables. They will then have the opportunity to work closely with the team to establish monitoring and evaluation models, and feed into their policy and strategy work.

To find out more, please read the Good Food Oxford Specification or contact Emma Weisbord, the Sustainability Internship Programme Coordinator.

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