UK-Australian Free Trade Agreement article in The Conversation

21 July 2021 / IKnowFood

A new article, published in The Conversation, on the UK–Australia free trade deal says it’s not really about economic gain – it’s about politics The article written by  IKnowFood Supply Chain Research Theme Co-Lead Professor Tony Heron and Dr Gabriel Siles-Brügge, Associate Professor in Public Policy, University of Warwick looks at the new agreed “‘in […]

An Australian deal: assessing the implications for UK food standards

28 May 2021 / IKnowFood

A free-trade agreement with Australia provides the first big test of just how serious the Government is about protecting the UK’s food standards. A new comment piece by IKnowFood Supply Chain Research Theme Co-Lead Tony Heron, Professor of International Politics at the University of York and Fiona Smith, Professor in International Economic Law, University of […]

New paper modelling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on societal transitions in the food system

24 May 2021 / IKnowFood

A new co-authored paper by IKnowFood Principal Investigator Prof Bob Doherty models the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on societal transitions in the food system. The paper provides especially valuable insights on how a critical event of long duratin, such as Covid-19 can affect ongoing transition pathways. Arguing that available and future evidence on the impact […]

Professor Tony Heron contributes to GoS Rebuilding a Resilient Britain Report

26 February 2021 / IKnowFood

The Government of Science Rebuilding a Resilient Britain report is published with contributions from IKnowFood Supply Chain Research Theme co-lead Prof Tony Heron.   The Rebuilding a Resilient Britain summary report was published on the 25 February 2021. It is based on the findings of the Rebuilding a Resilient Britain programme, which builds on work to develop […]

Dasgupta Review References Two IKnowFood Publications

2 February 2021 / IKnowFood

The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review highlights the fact that we are dependent on the natural world and “provides a map for navigating a path towards the restoration of our planet’s biodiversity” Published on the 2 February 2021 The Dasgupta Review’s headline message is that “We are part of Nature, not separate from it.” […]

York awarded £6m to investigate the role food systems play in the health of children and the environment.

6 January 2021 / IKnowFood

The University of York has been awarded almost £6m to lead an innovative study which aims to create both healthier future generations and a healthier planet. The programme will be lead by Prof Bob Doherty, IKnowFood’s Principal Investigator, and was supported through to submission by the York Environmental Research Institute. Researchers will look at healthy […]

An imminent food crisis: Fact or fiction? Webinar

11 November 2020 / IKnowFood

Wednesday 18 November 2020 18:00-19:00 According to Statista, the use of food banks has increased year-on-year from 26,000 in 2008/09 to 1.6 million in 2018/19. In this webinar, the Food and Health Forum will provide a perspective on the current status of food security and its possible impact on the nutritional status of the population. […]

IKnowFood on ‘Farming Today’

30 July 2020 / IKnowFood

BBC Sounds Farming Today podcast included an interview with the farmers and the engineer involved in the IKnowFood Scottish farmer group (Work Package 1) about the lone worker safety app: .

Royal Welsh Show Webinar

30 July 2020 / IKnowFood

Bob Doherty joined the panel on a webinar at the Royal Welsh Show to discuss Food Supply Chains and Production – Global Outlook with a Local Strategy: What has Covid-19 taught us?  He discussed the relevance of the recent article published in Nature.  The webinar was recorded and can be viewed online here.

IKnowFood and the National Food Strategy

30 July 2020 / IKnowFood

The IKnowFood project features in the list of universities and research institutes mentioned in the ‘Who we have met’ engagement section of the National Food Strategy released 29.7.20