Research on sustainable and healthy eating is greatly needed in today's world which suffers from both malnutrition and obesity. Future food supply and environmental issues with food production brings key questions of health and sustainability into the mix.
Considering that food production and consumption has a large impact on greenhouse gas emissions, especially animal-based products, and thus climate change, research on how to reduce our carbon footprint is paramount.
Current projects (funded and in progress):
- Meat reduction/flexitarianism (collaboration with UoAs The School of Environment)
- Future foods
- Meat substitutes
- Vegetable consumption in young adults (collaboration with UoAs Nutrition Department)
Crossover with social change: