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  • Rice field

    While our supermarket shelves remain fully stocked with fresh fruit and crusty bread we’ll probably continue to take food for granted. But a combination of population growth, resource scarcity and climate change have left our food supplies vulnerable. Experts at the Institute for Sustainable Food are working out how we can produce food in a way that can withstand these challenges.

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    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Rice

    More than half of the world’s population rely on rice – but as climate chaos takes hold, this lynchpin of global food security is under threat. Experts at the Institute for Sustainable Food are finding ways to help rice plants cope with a more extreme climate.

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    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Institute for Sustainable Food experts

    On 12 and 13 June 2019, experts from the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield will be stepping out of the laboratory and into the fields of Lincolnshire for Cereals 2019 – the UK’s biggest arable event.

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  • Hydroponics in Zaatari

    An abandoned school isn’t where you’d expect to find researchers trying to solve the problem of feeding a world of 10 billion. Then again, neither is a refugee camp. But this team of researchers from our Institute for Sustainable Food are nothing short of resourceful.

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  • Tomato seedling

    One in nine people will go to bed hungry tonight. One in three people experience some form of malnutrition. We have one planet to feed everyone. We’re launching the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield to solve the problem of global food security.

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  • Seán Williams

    The general consensus is that wealth equals luxury, but is that actually the case? Dr Seán Williams provides an insight into the surprising story of luxury and what it means for us today.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Feature

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Martin Thornhill

    When a member of the public approached University of Sheffield researcher Martin Thornhill to understand how a heart infection had taken her partner’s life, the two of them instigated a small but transformative and potentially life-saving change to UK dental practice. 

    Categorised under: Feature and Medicine, dentistry and health

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • space

    From 600 km away the BIOMASS mission satellite will measure the biomass of the Earth’s forests. That is, now that Professor Shaun Quegan has overcome one of the biggest roadblocks to the mission, the ionosphere.

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    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Surviving a heart attack

    Professor Robert Storey from the Department of Cardiovascular Science and Honorary Consultant in Cardiology at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals led clinical trials of ticagrelor which led to it becoming the preferred treatment for heart attack patients in Sheffield and the surrounding region.

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    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Millicent Fawcett

    When the statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in Parliament Square earlier this year, it became the first representation of a woman in the city’s seat of power. Historian Professor Julie Gottlieb from the University of Sheffield made the statue possible helping to carve a place in history for women who fought for the right to vote.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Feature

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  • Pesticides

    Pesticides are a key part of modern agriculture, but with often unpredictable effects damaging crucial elements of our ecosystem, where does regulation draw the line? Professor Lorraine Maltby explains how we can mitigate ecological harm by changing the way we think about our environment.

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    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Air conditioning

    The energy we dedicate to powering our air conditioning units in the UK has reached alarming levels, accounting for up to a tenth of our total electricity consumption. With energy prices creeping up and summer temperatures soaring, might there be a better way of keeping ourselves cool?

    Categorised under: Engineering and Feature

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Tea farming

    It’s estimated 25 million men, women and children across the world are affected by forced labour. Professor Genevieve LeBaron from the University of Sheffield explores why it is prevalent in global supply chains and how we can all help to put a stop to so-called modern day slavery.

    Categorised under: Feature and Social science

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  • Chatsworth

    Nestled in the heart of the English countryside is a house steeped in history. With its picturesque estate, filled with beautiful flowerbeds, waterworks and sculptures, illustrating nearly 500 years of changing styles, Chatsworth is believed to have inspired one of the world’s most-loved writers, Jane Austen. 

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    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.