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Food Injustice in South Yorkshire

Child hunger, the need for food banks and access to locally sourced food are some of the issues effecting South Yorkshire, that were discussed,  at a locally held event.  

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Event was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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Food prices, calamities put 7.45 million Filipinos at risk of becoming poor

The online version of the Philippines' leading business newspaper features virtually all the stories and statistical data available in the print edition.

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Article cites data from the European Social Survey (ESS) which receives funding from the ESRC

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A nexus approach to global challenges

A nexus approach to global challenges | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Michael Bradshaw, Declan Conway and Hayley Leck: Resource challenges are highly interconnected. Can the idea of a food-energy-water 'nexus' become more than another buzzword, and help us to identify solutions?
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Article originally published on Saturday 14 June 2014. The Nexus Network, is a £1.8m initiative by the ESRC to foster new connections across food, energy, water and the environment. 

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Are families too poor for a decent diet?

Are families too poor for a decent diet? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Hundreds of public health experts write an open letter to the prime minister saying rising food prices and stagnant wages are creating a public health emergency. 

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This article quotes a report produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who host two ESRC funded centres.


This article was originally published on 2 May 2014

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Recession has led to spending on food falling by 8.5%, say researchers

Recession has led to spending on food falling by 8.5%, say researchers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Families have cut the number of calories they purchase but are buying different, more energy-rich, comestibles
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Revealed: The 89p meals that shame NHS hospitals

Revealed: The 89p meals that shame NHS hospitals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government’s own figures show the NHS cut its food and drink budget from £32.6 million to £29.7 million last year.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Master challenge: the UK food system

Master challenge: the UK food system | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Details of the successful grants under the Understanding the Challenges of the Food System call can be found on page 43 of the magazine"

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These grants have been awarded under the Understanding the Challenges of the Food System call awarded by the ESRC and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), under the Global Food Security programme


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Food energy and water: the politics of the nexus

Food energy and water: the politics of the nexus | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Jeremy Allouche: Debates about the food-energy-water nexus need to recognises that global priorities may not reflect local concerns, and resource allocations are always political.

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The Nexus Network, is a £1.8m initiative by the Economic and Social Research Council, which launched on 9 June 2014, to foster new connections across food, energy, water and the environment. 


Read more and join the network.

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Do the maths: the science behind the numbers that govern our lives

Do the maths: the science behind the numbers that govern our lives | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Eat five portions of fruit and veg, drink eight glasses of water, exercise five times a week… these figures grab our attention, but do the numbers really add up? Rosie Ifould finds out
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Recession may lead to unhealthy diet

Recession may lead to unhealthy diet | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Struggling households are turning to cheaper, fattier food in the wake of the recession, while the quality of produce is plummeting," is the worrying claim in the Metro newspaper

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