See below for the latest news from the Warwick Crop Centre.
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Communicating the climate change impacts of food: IFSTAL Public Lecture. 12th May, 5.15-6.30pm
The food we eat is responsible for one quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions produced by humans. Food system activities, including growing, transporting, packaging and disposal, have significant climate impacts. How should we connect and communicate food and climate change in order to influence producers and policymakers? Whose role is it to empower consumers to make measured decisions?
Join two leading food system experts – Professor Sarah Bridle of the University of Manchester, and Dan Crossley of the Food Ethics Council – as they delve into the thorny issues around engaging people on the climate change impacts of food.
Warwick Crop Centre researchers speaking at AHDB Horticulture 2017 Narcissus Growers Workshops
John Clarkson, Andrew Taylor, Rob Lillwhite and PhD student James Syrett will be contributing to the AHDB Narcissus Growers Workshops to be held on:
17 May 2017, Pool Innovation Centre, Trevenson Road, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3PL
25 May 2017, Springfields Events & Conference Centre, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6ET
Most of the presentations from last week's meeting at Warwick Crop Centre are now available as pdfs
Food Security Ideas Cafe - 14 November
The next Ideas Cafe is on the topic of Food Security and will be held on Monday 14 November, 5.30pm to 7.15pm in University House Cafe.
Feeding the world’s growing population sustainably and fairly is one of the most challenging issues of our time – it’s also intellectually exciting. Warwick has internationally leading expertise in this area with School of Life Sciences (SLS), Sociology and Politics and International Studies (PAIS) driving the theme forward.
Food Security is one of the Global Priorities Programme research themes, identified as part of the University’s research strategy to give clear thematic identity, aligned to external funding priorities, to our multi-disciplinary research strengths which can make a significant contribution to some of society’s most pressing issues.
The session will be introduced and chaired by Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Jones, who was involved in establishing the Warwick Crop Centre as part of the wider Food Security initiative.
Four leading Warwick academics will each present their interest and research strand on the theme of Food Security - these include Dr Rosemary Collier and Professor Laura Green from the School of Life Sciences.
The event is free to staff, students and the local community. Advance online registration is required.