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We ask scientists “What are you optimistic about?” Over 130 have told us. And we publish what they say.

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Global food security: Shifting through the crap, crud and crucial

Paul Bradshaw asked me to advise a postgrad journalism student with his chosen topic, global food security. Getting my head round that was a great exercise in shifting through the crap, the crud and the crucial.

The crucial: Stuff from Achim Dobermann et al at the Warwick Climate Change Forum 2015, from the Warwick GRP Food programme (incl John Ingram and Molly Jahn’s stuff here) — plus info in What it takes to feed the city (pp 15-26).

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  • Elliott Review Birmingham: Read about our involvement with the Elliott Report in these blogposts.
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