From field to fork, its production, distribution and consumption impacts the daily lives of people all over the world.

As populations continue to grow and our climate continues to change, food and delivering food security become issues increasingly worthy of deeper investigation.

Food@Manchester was created to celebrate the breadth of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary activity at The University of Manchester around the subject of what we grow, what we eat, how we eat it and the subsequent effect on business, society and the environment.

Few universities can match Manchester’s extensive range of world-class food-related research that draws together experts in the fields of biology, ecology, social science, innovation, policy, energy, climate change, economics, psychology, medicine and engineering.

Food@Manchester has two clear aims:

1. To showcase food-related research at the University of Manchester by sharing ideas and outputs with as many people as possible, across the University and beyond.

2. To grow and extend the network of food-related researchers within the University and encourage continued collaboration.

Alongside details of food-related research and relevant news and events, you’ll find a series of blogs and short films from the community at Food@Manchester that offer fascinating personal insights into the wide-ranging research currently ongoing.

If you have any ideas, comments or questions we’d love to hear from you.

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