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FREE online ‘Engaging with Controversies in the Food System’ starts Monday 6th April

Want to discover the truth behind topical food controversies such as the link between meat consumption and climate change?

The course which attracted learners from over 81 countries in its previous run provides useful insight into various aspects of some of the world’s most popular food controversies and will equip you to make better food choices.

This three week course is designed for anyone interested to know more about what they eat and how it is produced. It explores these topics through the lens of three controversial issues; alternative proteins; palm oil; and the use of probiotics an increasingly popular practice in the food industry.

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EIT Food Accelerator Network are now open!

Applications to the third cohort of the EIT Food Accelerator Network are now open! The EIT FAN is an accelerator powered by EIT Food, a body of the EU. They are looking for the 60 most promising start-ups changing the food system to join what we believe is the strongest agri-food accelerator programme that Europe has to offer. All start-ups solving a critical issue in our food system and that have gained some traction through first sales or LOIs are invited to apply.

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Working together to find solutions across the food system

View our new film to discover how our partnerships with industry and other research institutes is delivering better diets and health.

News stories about poor diets, the associated health issues and the resulting pressures on our national health care systems are never far from the headlines. Climate change and the impacts this is having and will continue to have on our weather systems, soils, food production and human health is also a major challenge.

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How do you provide healthy, sustainable food for world of the future?

We are very pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding was signed today, 14th November between the IFNH and ICRISAT (International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics).

This new partnership will facilitate collaborative research focused on tackling how crops will provide a healthy and sustainable diet for future generations that face multiple challenges including climate change and growing worldwide obesity.

Please see the press release http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR830792.aspx

IFNH Annual Forum Event 30th October

After another successful year of activity, the IFNH recently celebrated its 2nd annual Forum. The events theme of ‘Influencing Behaviour Change’ focused on research and development activities the University and partners are undertaking to address the challenge on making improvements to aspects of our food and health systems with the ambition of enhancing nutrition, food security, sustainability and human health.

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Food4Health Cross – KIC Project

Food4Health is a collaboration between EIT Health and EIT Food. The two networks have come together to develop a joint strategy, build a shared portfolio in the overarching area of food for health and engage their respective partners in combined activities.

Project teams have now been confirmed and as of 1 September 2019, the two Food4Health projects – STOP MetSyn and MuscleCancer – have officially started. These projects aim to address specific health challenges faced by both consumers and patients through the development of nutrition, exercise and lifestyle intervention programmes.

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Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainability

Have you ever wondered how your food was produced?

If you would like to find out more about our food production systems, please register here to join our new 3-week online course called: “Explore how farmers produce food sustainably“, starting Monday 23rd September 2019.

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