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Grand Challenges - Future Food: Online Resources

The themes of this challenge focus around the impact of political upheaval, climate change, and energy costs on food security, sustainable production, and health. In the current global food crisis, how can we work to ensure that everyone has access to good, healthy, environmentally-friendly food?

This guide highlights a range of resources to explore these challenges.


Eating Plant-Based

Library Search

Use Library Search to find climate related book and journal content from a range of full text resources.


You can search for broad topics like food culture or sustainable food and browse by date to see the latest publications  Or you can run more focused topic searches.

Here are some sample searches - but try some some of your own.

food governance

food security climate change

sustainable food systems

food culture

Top Tip! Refine your search results to "Available Online" whilst you are researching away from the Library

Food Bites - short video interviews from the Food Research Collaboration

Food Bites website

Recorded Webinar - The Future of Food: Are Businesses on Track to Deliver a Sustainable Food System?

Explore videos from the World Food Programme

World Food Programme video list


In our Hands

Ted Talks

TED talk: How climate change could make our food less nutritious


TED talk: We need to stop eating meat to save the planet

Reports / Articles

HM Government food strategy

The state of food security and nutrition in the world 2023 report

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health

NFU: The future of food 2040 report

Forum for the future report: The future of food

CLARK, M. A., SPRINGMANN, M., HILL, J. & TILMAN, D. 2019. "Multiple health and environmental impacts of foods". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116, 23357-23362.

RITCHIE, H. 2021. "How much of global greenhouse gas emissions come from food?" Our World in Data.

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