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2011 - Food security and safety

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2011 - Food security and safety


The Position Statement seeks to highlight and weight areas of microbiology research that will address the five key challenges for the food system identified in the UK Government’s Foresight report The Future of Food and Farming (2011).

We identify nine microbiological research areas we believe must be pursued if we are to meet the food needs of the world’s growing population.

Download the full text of the Position Statement and the Executive summary or visit our Food Security and Safety microsite, dedicated to providing information on all issues regarding this topic.

Panel Membership

Professor David White CBE (Chair)
Former director of the Institute of Food Research

Professor Nigel L. Brown
Council Member, Microbiology Society/University of Edinburgh

Professor Martin Adams
University of Surrey

Professor Brian Austin
Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

Dr Roy Betts
Campden BRI

Professor Ian Connerton
University of Nottingham

Dr Nigel Cook
Food and Environment Research Agency

Professor Bruce Fitt
University of Hertfordshire

Dr Nicola Holden
The James Hutton Institute

Professor Tom Humphrey
University of Liverpool

Professor Naresh Magan
Cranfield University

Professor Jamie Newbold
Aberystwyth University

Dr Adrian C. Newton
The James Hutton Institute

Professor Michael Peck
Institute of Food Research

Dr Phil Poole
John Innes Centre

Professor Robert Possee
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Professor Olivier Sparagano
Northumbria University

Dr Adam Staines
Agri-Food, BBSRC

Professor Mark Stevens
The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh

Dr Geraldine Taylor
Institute for Animal Health

Dr Richard Thwaites
Food and Environment Research Agency

Professor Marion Wooldridge
Animal Health and Veterinary, Laboratories Agency


Policy Officer, Microbiology Society.

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