Research, Inspection & Control
On Wednesday 24 February NuGO will organises, together with the COVID-19 Disease Map project and the ELIXIR Food and Nutrition Community, a webinar on: Vitamin D, Immunity and Covid-19 Guest lecturer: Martin Hewison, PhD, Professor of Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham
The global disruptive effects of the recent covid-19 outbreak, are also affecting the work of FIT4FOOD2030. The outbreak and the disruptions resulting from it, in our view emphasize the need to further work on securing future food systems that are resilient, sustainable, innovative, adaptive and inclusive.
ONGOING DISCUSSION Open until: 18.10.2020 - The most recent Global Report on Food Crises finds that 135 million people in 55 countries faced crisis level acute food insecurity in 2019 - driven by conflict, weather extremes, and economic shocks.
FAO-WFP, July 2020 -The COVID-19 crisis unfolds at a time when the number of acutely food-insecure people in the world has already risen over the past four years, largely due to conflict, climate change and economic downturn.
Science, 31 Jul 2020: Vol. 369, Issue 6503, pp. 500-502 DOI: 10.1126/science.abc4765. As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, trade-offs have emerged between the need to contain the virus and to avoid disastrous economic and food security crises that hurt the world's poor and hungry most.