A systematic review on the European food policy ecosystem is published

A systematic review on the European food policy ecosystem is published



Cardiff University has led the systematic review on the European food policy ecosystem, on behalf of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) consortium 



The SAPEA Evidence Review Report A sustainable food system for the European Union provides an evidence base for the Scientific Opinion of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors. It was requested by the European College of Commissioners and written by a multidisciplinary group of leading scientists, nominated by academies across Europe. Cardiff University led the systematic review for the report. Dr Alison Weightman and Professor Terry Marsden tell us how the review was conducted and its primary purpose.

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Examining the sustainability of our food systems: By Peter Jackson MAE

Examining the sustainability of our food systems: By Peter Jackson MAE


Professor Peter Jackson MAE tells us why he became involved in the study of food, and his role in the publication of a major evidence review on sustainable food systems

About Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. He is the Co-Director of the University’s Institute for Sustainable Food. His research focuses on commodity culture and the geography of consumption with a particular interest in food.

Professor Jackson is a member of DEFRA‘s Social Science Expert Group (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and previously chaired the Food Standards Agency’s Social Science Research Committee. He was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2017 and the Academia Europaea in 2019.

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A sustainable food system for Europe: SAPEA publishes its latest report, including a systematic review by Cardiff University

A sustainable food system for Europe: SAPEA publishes its latest report, including a systematic review by Cardiff University



A new report from SAPEA lays out the social science evidence on how a transition in our food systems can happen in an inclusive, just and timely way. The SAPEA report is accompanied by a systematic review on the food policy ecosystem, conducted by Cardiff University and overseen by Academia Europaea.


The SAPEA Evidence Review Report A sustainable food system for the European Union provides an evidence base for the Scientific Opinion of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors. It was requested by the European College of Commissioners and written by a multidisciplinary group of leading scientists, nominated by academies across Europe. 

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AE Cardiff Hub organises the first meeting of the Sustainable Food Systems Literature Review advisory group

AE Cardiff Hub organises the first meeting of the Sustainable Food Systems Literature Review advisory group

The Cardiff Hub is leading the systematic review for the new SAPEA project Towards an EU sustainable food system, coordinated by ALLEA (All European Academies). The first systematic literature review advisory group meeting took place on 21st May 2019. It was organised by the Hub and hosted by PLACE (Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University).

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