Knowledge for better food systems

FCRN Blogs

The FCRN is all about the conversations and about transmitting knowledge and ideas in ways that people understand and that encourage further exploration and debate. We have created this space to encourage more personal stories with a focus on new ideas, debates and collaborations. The blog-posts are written by people who wish to share something related to new research, reflections from conferences and events or just to highlight thoughts on new ideas and emerging topics of concern. We encourage all of you to contribute. Don't hesitate to get in touch to pitch a topic.

22 April 2016
Martin Persson

This blog-post from Martin Persson at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden takes on the timely question of how one should measure the climate impacts of different greenhouse gases.  He begins by explaining what the two most common metrics - Global Warming Potential (GWP) and the Global...

11 April 2016
Tara Garnett

A consortium aiming to understand local to global social, economic and environmental food system interactions - and to aid decision making

This blog-post is written by FCRN coordinator Tara Garnett who is part of a new global research collaboration; the ...

5 March 2016
Wendy Lu McGill

This week we are pleased to publish a first blog-post from Wendy Lu McGill who is a PhD researcher at the Plant and Agribiosciences  Research Centre (PABC) working with Prof. Charles Spillane and Dr. Peter McKeown at the National University of...

22 February 2016
Tim Hess

This blog-post is a follow up in our new series on water. This time, FCRN member Dr Tim Hess from Cranfield University, continues from where Brad Ridoutt left off in his post on...

7 February 2016
Brad Ridoutt

This blog is written by FCRN member Brad Ridoutt who is a Principal Research Scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency. He is an...

1 February 2016
Elin Roös

This post is written by FCRN collaborator Elin RöösElin is a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences working for the ...

25 January 2016
Mike Hamm

This contribution to the FCRN blog series comes from FCRN member Professor Michael W. Hamm: Senior Fellow, at the Center for Regional Food Systems- Michigan State University.

Mike’s piece provides a short commentary on a...

20 January 2016
Henri de Ruiter

This blog is from FCRN member Henri de Ruiter. Henri is a PhD Student at the University of Aberdeen and the James Hutton Institute. Henri graduated with a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University...

5 January 2016
Michelle Tom

This post is written by Michelle Tom, lead author of Energy use, blue water footprint, and greenhouse gas emissions for current food consumption patterns and dietary recommendations in the US, and provides further commentary on her paper. Michelle is a research associate at...

10 November 2015
Rafael Silva & Dominic Moran

This blog is written by FCRN member Rafael Silva and Professor Dominic Moran.  Rafael is undertaking a PhD titled “Modelling sustainable intensification in Brazilian agriculture” at the...