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Are you currently undertaking a UKRI funded PhD or post doc? The Global Food Security programmes annual research story telling competition is open now, applications due by 5th September 2021

Thu 19 Aug 2021, 08:17 | Tags: food, funding, GRPNews

Food, Religion & Writing - Panel Discussion Recording

On 11 June 2021, our 'Food Cultures' theme staged a public debate involving participants from across the university & beyond. Co-hosted by José-Ricardo Aguilar González & Beat Kümin, panelists Mark Bratton (rector of St John the Baptist church, Berkswell), Giulia Champion (IAS-IATL), Elizabeth Dowler (Warwick Emeritus Professor & member of the Food Ethics Council) & Christopher Kissane (historian & writer) discussed the relationship between 'Food, Religion and Writing' - the video recording of this session is now freely available on the University's YouTube channel.

Tue 27 Jul 2021, 09:43 | Tags: food, panel, religion

Article arising from work pump-primed by the Food GRP was one of the most downloaded articles published in the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice in 2020

The article entitled 'The do-gooders and scroungers: examining narratives of foodbank use in online local press coverage in the West Midlands, UK' was one of the most downloaded articles published in the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice in 2020. The article has been made free to read until 28 February as part of the journal's 'most read collection'. The work was supported by the University of Warwick Food GRP Food Action and Research (FARM) Network.

Mon 15 Feb 2021, 10:41 | Tags: GRPNews

University of Warwick signs agreement with agronomy specialist to bring UK beans to market

Eric with Navy BeansThe University of Warwick’s research commercialisation wing, Warwick Innovations, has signed a contract with agronomy specialist Agrii to promote the commercial production of UK haricot beans developed by Professor Eric Holub from Warwick's Crop Centre, part of the School of Life Sciences. Professor Holub has bred three haricot bean varieties which are adapted for growing in the UK climate and are more suited to standard farm machinery.

“Self-sufficiency in food production is important for reducing human impact on global climate. British-grown beans can help us shift our diets to a healthier future, adding to other UK ingredients to supply the growing trend of flexitarian diets with new markets like Brit-Mediterranean and Brex-Mexican style food.” Professor Holub

Press Release Agrii news item

Wed 10 Feb 2021, 10:07 | Tags: GRPNews

Warwick economist will help map the route to a healthier and fairer food system

Residents in the West Midlands could enjoy healthier and more affordable food in the future thanks to a new research project involving the University of Warwick. Focusing on the city of Birmingham, the research team will map the current food system in the region, then explore what changes could provide fairer access to healthier and more environmentally sustainable food for everyone.

Mon 25 Jan 2021, 09:11

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