Prof Bob Doherty becomes Founding Editor Emeritus of the Social Enterprise Journal

11 January 2018 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Prof Bob Doherty as has been announced as the Founding Editor Emeritus of the Social Enterprise Journal. Speaking about the journal, Bob says, “SEJ has made substantial progress, moving from a UK journal at its outset to be a leading international journal in its own right.” We thank him for his years of service […]

Successful FORMAS grant win for IKF’s Drs Chris West & Simon Croft

10 December 2017 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Drs Chris West and Simon Croft, who work on Research Theme 2 ‘Supply Chain’, are part of a successful FORMAS grant win, led by SEI Stockholm, to work on ‘transboundary climate impacts’, where they will use their trade models with a focus on food supply chains. The project aims to improve society’s ability to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. It identifies an […]

IKF Present at 3rd International Global Food Security Conference, 3-6 Dec

9 December 2017 / IKnowFood

Professor Tony Heron and Dr Chris West of IKnowFood presented initial findings from collaborative work linked to Research Theme 2: Building Resilient Supply Chains, at the Third International Global Food Security Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. Tony and Chris’s presentation focused on the case of soy an ’embedded commodity’ and the implications of this for debates […]

IKF’s Dr Paul Christiansen is Co-Author of Paper Published in Memory

9 December 2017 / IKnowFood

Congratulations to IKF’s Dr Paul Christiansen, who, with Craig Thorley, has had a paper published in the Memory Journal, titled ‘The impact of own and others’ alcohol consumption on social contagion following a collaborative memory task’. When one person alters his or her recollection of an event to be consistent with another person’s erroneous account […]

Food Matters Live 2018

28 November 2017 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty was at Food Matters Live on Tuesday 21 November, he spent time on both the N8 AgriFood and Global Food Security stands. The event focused on innovation in response to consumer demand for healthier lifestyles with numerous examples of product development to deliver healthier more nutritious food. New product trends included numerous developments in alternative proteins and increasing number of vegan and […]

New film highlighting examples of technological innovations that could form part of the farmer groups

27 October 2017 / IKnowFood

Farmers face growing pressure to produce more food, more sustainably, in the presence of environmental and regulatory change. We continue to look for farmers in Yorkshire who want to discuss, co-design, trial, and evaluate farm innovations that enable the balancing of productivity, sustainability and environmental benefits at the farm scale. You will be at the […]


17 October 2017 / IKnowFood

FOOD 2030: Research and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Nutrition and Food Systems Food2030 conference on World Food Day, 16 October 2017, was attended by Professor’s Bob Doherty and Tony Heron and called for an urgent need for more sustainable food system solutions. Despite all the recent focus on developing a more sustainable food sector, statistics highlight […]

WasteLess App Shortlisted for UXUK Award

13 October 2017 / IKnowFood

The User Experience UK Awards are a celebration of the innovative UX offerings that come out of organisations that take pride in the best online and joined-up experience. The IKnowFood WasteLess app has been shortlisted in the User Experience UK Awards Best Student Project category, which recognises excellence in a user-focused app, website or service created […]

Prof Bob Doherty talks about food waste on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today

26 September 2017 / IKnowFood

IKFs Bob Doherty was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme and explains the size and scale of the food waste problem, and what’s being done about it at a consumer and retailer level.

IKF’s Prof Bob Doherty nominated to the Fairtrade Foundation board

12 September 2017 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty has been successful in becoming the Founder members Trustee nomination on the Fairtrade Foundation board. This is a huge honour for Professor Doherty who has been a practitioner, activist and researcher of Fair Trade for 20 years now and acts as the culmination of his time as a practitioner working for trail blazer Divine Chocolate over […]