Institute for Sustainable Food
The Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield finds dynamic solutions to the challenges of food security and sustainability. Our innovative research draws on the fields of science, engineering, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
Stress memory in plants could hold key to growing disease resistant crops
A mechanism behind how plants can develop long-term immunity to stress has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield.
Genetically modified rice could be key to tackling food shortages caused by climate change
Genetically engineering rice to have better salt tolerance could allow it to be grown in places it would otherwise fail, new research from the University of Sheffield has found.
Major new project to study ways to improve access of poor to nutritious foods in India
A new research project to study ways in which poor communities in India can gain improved access to nutrient-dense foods in climate-friendly ways has been launched.