New map shows where millions of UK residents struggle to access food
In one out of every six local authorities, rates of hunger are more than 150 per cent the national average. Shockingly, in one in 10 local authorities, the rate is almost double, according to new research by the University of Sheffield.
New reports show how local areas across the UK responded to household food insecurity during COVID-19
A suite of reports exploring local responses to household food insecurity across the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic have been published today (23 July 2021).
Researchers highlight importance of engaging farmers and landowners to help meet the UK’s biodiversity targets
The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee is set to release a report on biodiversity in the UK today (30th June), including recommendations from researchers at the Universities of Sheffield and Reading.
Sheffield scientists develop climate-resilient beans that reduce water usage
Scientists from the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Sustainable Food have engineered beans that could use up to 40 per cent less water, taking a huge step forward in finding ways to help agriculture to thrive in a rapidly changing climate.