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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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Study suggests Scottish Labour should be wary of lurch to the left

Study suggests Scottish Labour should be wary of lurch to the left | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the run up to the General Election, Labour and SNP plans to cut the deficit were almost identical. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Learning the lessons of London's schools success may not be easy

Blue Gate Fields junior school in Tower Hamlets, east London, has produced "spectacular results."  It is ranked in the top 20 per cent in England for attainment in grammar and reading and in the top 40 per cent for maths. For a school in one of the most deprived London boroughs, the results are truly impressive

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation and also a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Experts unite to attack full devolution of income tax

Experts unite to attack full devolution of income tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More than 40 of Britain's top economic experts have come out against the full devolution of income tax to Scotland, warning such a move would undermine the UK state, according to a poll.

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Article based on study by ESRC-funded Centre for Macroeconomics.

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Number of immigrants living in Scotland doubles in a decade

Number of immigrants living in Scotland doubles in a decade | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The number of overseas ­immigrants living in Scotland has nearly doubled in the past decade, according to a census analysis published today.

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Rural Scots more likely to be involved in volunteering

Rural Scots more likely to be involved in volunteering | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
SCOTS living in the countryside are more likely to volunteer to help others than people living in urban areas, a new report has found.
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Stop and search academic up for 'best newcomer' award

Stop and search academic up for 'best newcomer' award | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An academic whose ground-breaking study of Police Scotland stop and search tactics helped prompt a change of policy, is up for a top award

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Artilce cites ESRC Impact shortlisted researcher Dr Kath Murray at Edinburgh University

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Revealed: indyref created a surge of support for the left

Revealed: indyref created a surge of support for the left | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland has far more committed left wingers than England, new analysis has revealed amid speculation that thousands of Scots were radicalised.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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