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IKFs Professor Jason Halford Chairing Two Sessions at European Congress on Obesity

4 May 2017 / IKnowFood

IKFs Professor Jason Halford is chairing two sessions at the European Congress on Obsesity 2017, in Porto, Portugal. He will be chairing sessions on “obesity and the Food Industry – collaboration or conflict” and “Household Food Insecurity: Where are we now – lessons learnt?”. Experts from around the world will present abstracts and deliver symposia […]

Prof Bob Doherty Gives 2017 Fair Trade Nation Lecture

4 May 2017 / IKnowFood

In May IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty was invited by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum to give this years Fair Trade Nation Lecture at City of Glasgow College. His lecture was titled “How Fair Trade can enhance Food Resilience” and was well attended by Fair Trade Campaigners. The Global Food System is under severe pressure from […]

IKF’s Professors Bob Doherty & Kate Pickett among co-authors on paper looking at food insecurity among women in Bradford

10 April 2017 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Professors Bob Doherty and Kate Pickett are among the co-authors of a paper, with Madeleine Power published in the Journal of Public Health “Food insecurity and socio-demographic characteristics among two UK ethnic groups: an analysis of women in the Born in Bradford cohort”. The paper further highlights the increasing problem of food poverty within […]

IKF’s Dr Chris West & Dr Simon Croft Key Contributing Authors to WWF Living Planet Report 2016

5 April 2017 / IKnowFood

IKnowFood’s Dr Chris West and Dr Simon Croft are key contributing authors to the WWF Living Planet Report 2016 (published 27 Oct 2016). World biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, putting the survival of other species and our own future at risk. The latest addition of WWF’s Living Planet Report brings home the enormity […]

Coop Fairtrade Cocoa Report Published

25 February 2017 / IKnowFood

Professor Bob Doherty was involved in the drafting of a report, produced by the Coop, entitled ‘Cocoa for Change, Fairtrade the #Coop Way‘. Which looks at the fall in cocoa prices and how by partnering with Fairtrade, Coop is addressing the issues of an unsustainable cocoa industry. Coop also hopes to push other businesses to […]

IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty is Key Contributor to British Food Report For W M Morrisons

17 February 2017 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty was a key contributor to a report, commissioned by WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc, British Food: What role should UK producers have in feeding the UK?. The report highlighted the risks of climatic and political change to food supply from outside the UK. The report states “it makes sense to hedge our bets and […]

IKF Invited to Kyoto Japan for Keynote on Resilience and Fairtrade

2 February 2017 / IKnowFood

Professor Bob Doherty, Principal Investigator of IKF, has been invited as one of the keynote speakers at the International Symposium of Fair Trade Impacts on People and Community, which will be held on February 4 – 5, 2017 at the Campus Plaza, Kyoto, Faculty of Agriculture, KINDAI University.

Professor Tony Heron introduces IKF to the York International Development Network

1 February 2017 / IKnowFood

The York International Development Network was established in 2016 to provide a platform for interdisciplinary research and policy analysis, with the aim of identifying practical and participatory solutions to pressing global problems, wherever possible. Global Food Security and Sustainable Nutrition is one of four research themes identified by the IDN as a strategic priority.

Professor Bob Doherty’s article on food security & Fairtrade published in The Conversation

31 January 2017 / IKnowFood

IKnowFoods Principle Investigator, Professor Bob Doherty’s article on food security and Fairtrade: It’s not a very merry Christmas for Fairtrade chocolate, has been published in The Conversation. It was the most read article in the first week of December, creating a lot of discussion around the issue, which is great news.

IKF’s Prof Bob Doherty interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today Programme

4 January 2017 / IKnowFood

Professor Bob Doherty was interviewed by BBC Radio Four’s Farming Today programme (31 Nov, 2016) as part of a special feature on Country of Origin labelling for processed meat.