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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.

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

Ph.D. Tim BENTON

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

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

Dr. Hannelore DANIEL

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

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

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