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01: Global Food Security and Nutrition

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Global food and nutrition security occurs when everybody has access to sufficient, safe, affordable and nutritious food to meet their needs for a healthy life all time. Food security is a matter for everyone: access to enough calories is a daily problem for the poor worldwide; access to a nutritious diet for a healthy life affects many more people (food intake, amongst other lifestyle factors, is globally one of the most important causes of mortality). The agri-food sector is economically very important and trade underpins a lot of global functioning: both positively (in terms of access to food grown elsewhere) and negatively (e.g. the rich World’s demand for fat and protein incentivises deforestation in the developing world). Agri-food also has a very significant environmental impact, but provides livelihoods for more people than any other sector. This seminar aims to examine some of the challenges and identifies some of the drivers that increase the magnitude of the challenge. Ultimately, we ask whether we can create a fair and global food system that includes aspects of inter-generational equity and sustainability.

Speakers

UK Champion for Global Food Security; Professor for Population Ecology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds Chair
Professor for Nutrition Physiology, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, TUM - Technische Universität München Chair

Ph.D. Tim BENTON

UK Champion for Global Food Security; Professor for Population Ecology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds

1992-1994 Research Assistant, University of East Anglia, Norwich
1994-1996 Science Editor, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
1996-2003 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling
2003-2005 Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen
since 2005 Professor, University of Leeds
2005-2007 Director, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Leeds
2007-2011 Pro-Dean for Research, Faculty of Biology, University of Leeds
since 2011 Champion, UK's Global Food Security Programme, London

Dr. Hannelore DANIEL

Professor for Nutrition Physiology, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, TUM - Technische Universität München

1972-1978 Study, Nutritional Science, Diploma, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen
1980-1982 Research Associate, Justus-von-Liebig-University, Giessen
1982 Doctoral Degree, Biochemistry of Nutrition, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen
1983-1984 Resident, Physiology, University of Glasgow
1984-1989 Research Associate, Justus-von-Liebig-University, Giessen
1989 Venia Legendi, Biochemistry & Physiology, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen
1989-1990 Assistant Professor, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen
1990-1992 Research Associate, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
1993-1998 Full Professor, Biochemistry of Nutrition, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen
since 1998 Full Professor, Chair and Scientific Director, Nutrition Physiology, TUM - Technical University of Munich

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