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Overeating and waste results in a fifth of food lost, study shows

Overeating and waste results in a fifth of food lost, study shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Almost a fifth of food available to consumers worldwide is lost through either overeating or waste, according to a new study.

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The research was funded through the Global Food Security programme supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, ESRC, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Scottish Government.

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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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£9 million funding to optimise UK food supply and tackle global food security

Five new interdisciplinary research projects have been awarded a portion of £9 million to help increase the resilience of UK food systems.

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The research programme was driven forward by the UK’s Global Food Security programme, with funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Scottish Government.

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