Tara Garnett's blog
Tara Garnett is a researcher at the University of Oxford where she runs the Food Climate Research Network and its sister site Foodsource. Her work centres on the interactions among food, climate, health and broader sustainability issues. She has particular interests in livestock as an area where many of these converge, and in how knowledge is communicated to and interpreted by policy makers, civil society and industry, and in their different approaches to food problems and solutions.
Tara is also part of the LEAP project at Oxford, a Wellcome Trust-funded initiative focused on gaining a greater understanding of the health, environmental, social and economic effects of livestock production and consumption. In particular she works closely with Jamie Lorimer, Alex Sexton and Nathan Clay, on themes which explore the rise in alternatives to animal products, and transitions in the dairy sector. You can contact Tara on email@example.com.
This blog-post is written by Dr Tara Garnett, coordinator and lead researcher at the FCRN. It originally appeared in The Conversation on the 3rd October and is reposted here with permisssion. Tara’s work centres on the interactions among food, climate, health and broader sustainability issues and she has a particular interest in livestock as a sector where many of these converge.
She is also interested in how knowledge is communicated to and interpreted by policy makers, civil society organisations and industry, and in the values that these different stakeholders bring to food problems and possible solutions.
Plating up solutions: Knowledge for better food systems
This is a reposting of a blog-post by FCRN’s Tara Garnett for the Women’s Environmental Network, 1st august 2017. We are reposting it with permission and the original post can be found here.
By Dr Tara Garnett, Food Climate Research Network, University of Oxford
‘The food system is broken’ says Oxfam. Government scientific advisors warn of a ‘perfect storm’ of global events influenced by, and with, potentially catastrophic consequences for the food system. Organisations are launched to tackle the challenges posed by the ‘food-water-energy nexus.’ Some take a more political stance, and demand ‘food justice’ and ‘food sovereignty.’
A consortium aiming to understand local to global social, economic and environmental food system interactions - and to aid decision making
This blog-post is written by FCRN coordinator Tara Garnett who is part of a new global research collaboration; the Telecoupling consortium. In this post she describes what the project aims to do and she also asks for feedback from the FCRN community on key organisations, institutions and individuals that you think should be involved in this project, other projects that the research group should know about and data sources that could be included.