Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel
Recognising the need to respond to the global challenge of securing sustainable supplies of food for a growing population &nsp; from the same or less land, and with fewer inputs of water, energy and nutrients, while minimising adverse environmental impacts &nsp; BBSRC has identified food security ("bioscience for a sustainable supply of sufficient, affordable, nutritious and safe food") as one of three strategic research priorities in the Council's Strategic Plan for 2010-2015 and its associated Delivery Plan for 2011-2015.
This panel serves in an advisory capacity to BBSRC to assist in formulating its strategy for food security.
Professor Alison Smith OBE (Chair) - John Innes Centre
Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS - University of Cambridge
Professor Tim Benton - University of Leeds
Dr Mike Bushell - Syngenta
Dr Malcolm Crabtree - Farm manager, retired
Professor Julie Fitzpatrick - Moredun Research Institute
Mr A Kyriakides - Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd
Professor Jules Pretty OBE - University of Essex
Professor Christine Williams - University of Reading
The Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel has established a broadly-based, time-limited group to advise on BBSRC's future strategy and priorities for wheat research. For full details about the subgroup, including a list of questions it has been asked to consider, view the PDF download below.
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