The choices we make about our food and drink are shaped by social norms, what is available and what is affordable. Scotland has a richly deserved international reputation for the quality of its extensive larder of nutritionally valuable animal and plant derived products that can be grown, harvested, produced and processed to provide a healthy and sustainable diet. However Scotland’s population has one of the poorest diet-related health records in the developed world. Driven by the ambition of becoming a Good Food Nation, SEFARI research explores the interplay between dietary health, affordability and sustainability, whilst also working to improve food safety.
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17 May 2018
Blueberries have gained in popularity amongst UK consumers. Currently UK blueberries supply only 5% of demand and there is a huge opportunity to increase home grown supply.
4 Apr 2018
'Protein for Life' is designed to identify and develop guidelines for protein products for healthy ageing (living a better, longer life) that are cost effective, sustainable and enjoyable.
18 Dec 2017 - 00:00
Complex, multidimensional, interconnected data can be extremely difficult to communicate effectively even using classic visualisation tools. Gone are the days when we can just draw a straight line through a 2D scatter graph.
23 Aug 2017 - 00:00
Our farmland environment is made up of a highly complex network of habitats that support an amazing diversity of plants and animals, microscopic soil organisms to farmland birds.
The overall aim of the conference is to promote understanding of the role of the complex microbial ecosystems present in the digestive tract of man and animals, in maintaining health of the host.