In the past 12 years his researches have extended into food and agricultural policies in developing countries.
Much of his current research focuses on the implications of Brexit for food security in the UK.
The report was written by FRC’s Professor Tim Lang, with Professor Erik Millstone (Sussex), Tony Lewis (Head of Policy at Chartered Institute for Environmental Health) and Professor Terry Marsden (Cardiff).
It takes stock of ‘food Brexit’ and argues that a hard Brexit or no-deal Brexit (and retreat to WTO rules) would imperil the sustainability and security of Britain’s food supply.
With the current rate of progress, the United Nations' sustainable development goal of ending global hunger by 2030 is likely to be missed (see page S6).
Improvements in crop yield are getting smaller each year.Hence, the Journal aims to provide readers with: Please review the journal's criteria (in Guide for Authors, under Types of Article) for inviting articles, and if appropriate send an abstract to the Editor-in-Chief: Professor Jess Fanzo, [email protected] to stimulate debate that is rooted in strong science, has strong interdisciplinary connections, and recognizes tradeoffs that occur in reconciling competing objectives and outcomes that may differ depending on spatial and temporal scale.Wild relatives of commercial crops embody a genetic bounty that could be key to boosting the quality and resilience of modern staples (S8).Farming practices may also be in line for an upgrade: advances in robotics have the potential to disrupt the central principles of agriculture (S21).Irrigation accounts for approximately 70 per cent of freshwater withdrawals around the world – up to 90 per cent in some low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).Food production is also responsible for 30 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Policymakers are being urged to mitigate the risk of severe disruption at certain ports, maritime straits, and inland transport routes, which could have devastating knock-on effects for global food security.Environmental costs of food production are very high, with agriculture a key driver of water scarcity.Photosynthesis is one of the few remaining unexploited processes; it is full of inefficiencies that biologists are seeking to improve (S11).Higher yields are no guarantee of nutritional content, however.