Queen's University of Belfast
Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. Today, Queen’s is ranked in the top 173 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2020), with the second highest ranking in Ireland. The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) specialising in the key areas of the integrity of global food supply, farms of the future and nutritional challenges for the 21st Century.
Competences & Capabilities
IGFS is multi-disciplinary; researchers collaborate across schools and faculties (Chemistry, Pharmacy, Geography, Medicine, Biological Sciences) and specialisms including sustainability, nutrition, agriculture & food safety. They study soil, crops, water and marine life, animal feed and animal welfare to promote higher standards. They trace chemicals (both natural and man made) and investigate the nutritional value of foods and the psychology of consumer choices.
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projectUnderstand how food goes from farm to fork: explore food security, supply chains, food production and agriculture.
projectDiscover the fascinating world of food science and feel empowered to make safe, healthy, and sustainable food choices.
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