Knowledge for better food systems

FCRN Blogs

The FCRN is all about the conversations and about transmitting knowledge and ideas in ways that people understand and that encourage further exploration and debate. We have created this space to encourage more personal stories with a focus on new ideas, debates and collaborations. The blog-posts are written by people who wish to share something related to new research, reflections from conferences and events or just to highlight thoughts on new ideas and emerging topics of concern. We encourage all of you to contribute. Don't hesitate to get in touch to pitch a topic.


Stefan Wirsenius - 2 May 2014

To avoid dangerous climate change and limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius above the level of preindustrial times – a target endorsed by the international community – global emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases need to be reduced by 80 to 90 percent...

Interview with World Cancer Research Fund International – Corinna Hawkes

In this interview we discuss international healthy food policy with Dr Corinna Hawkes of World Cancer Research Fund International and explore the global challenges of shifting to sustainable diets.

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In this in-depth interview, the FCRN’s Marie Persson has invited 3 experts, Roger Leakey, André Gonçalves and Ben Phalan to discuss the role, benefits and challenges with agroforestry. They...

Dave Stanley is director at e3 and Fellow at the Institute Environmental Management and Assessment.

FCRN: Could you describe your current work and focus?

Dave:  I live in south Lincolnshire and operate as an independent adviser, supporting organisations in...

Peter Newton is a postdoctoral research fellow based at the University of Michigan (UM). He is working with the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) together with Lini Wollenberg, CCAFS Pro Poor Climate Change Mitigation Theme Leader.

Peter, can...

What are the aims of the SRA?

The SRA aims to make UK restaurants global leaders in sustainability by helping them to source more responsibly, minimise their impact on the environment and engage with their communities....

Interview with Sainsbury's supermarket about the world's first Planet PositiveTM building in Northampton sburys 01.jpgSainsbury's approach to environmental management...

Interview with C-Tech, an independent development and consulting company based near Chester.

What is your broad area of expertise?

We provide multi-disciplinary research, innovation and knowledge transfer services to companies, universities...

Interview with Dave Reay, a Natural Environment Research Fellow in the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh. He's also the programme director of the University's new MSc in Carbon Management and editor of the climate change website GHGonline...

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