Healthier food, healthier planet: transforming food systems

News | Posted on Wednesday 6 January 2021

Professor Bob Doherty leads £6m award to investigate the role food systems play in the health of children and the environment

Researchers will look at how transforming food systems in communities encountering multiple health and environmental inequalities can improve lives
Bob Doherty as Principal Investigator has been awarded a £6m grant from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF).  The project, "Transformations to Regenerative Food Systems" (TReFS) has the vision of transforming food systems across the UK towards being 'regenerative', and was one of only four bids to be awarded.  
 
The team will work with diverse stakeholders (including the Coop, Tescos and the National Farmers Union) to change the Yorkshire food system and use the learning to inform change efforts in other parts of the UK and beyond.  Academic collaborators are from across York (Health Sciences, Biology and Environment & Geography) as well as City, Cranfield, Leeds, Manchester, and Oxford Universities.
 
The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) announcement can be seen here.

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