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Animal pollinators support the production of three-quarters of the world’s food crops, and many flowers produce nectar to reward the pollinators.

Globally, over one third of food produced across the whole food chain is wasted. In the UK, 51% of the food wasted is lost before it even reaches consumers, during either the agriculture, post-harvest, distribution or processing stages.

Guy Poppy, Professor of Ecology at the University of Southampton and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Food Standards Agency, has had a paper published in Nature,  published a paper, ‘A national programme for transformation of the UK food system’, along with Riaz Bhunnoo – Director of the Global Food Security programme – outlining the aims of the newly-launched 8-year £47.5 million strategic research programme.