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Setting the TABLE for COP28

3 Upcoming Events on Nitrogen, Nature-based solutions and Governance

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Invasions, Protections,

and the Legacy of Empire

in the Animal Kingdom

Read the blog here Silhouette of a quadraped animal in yellow light, through the fabric of a tent

Are beans the answer to everything?

New video collaboration with BBC Ideas

Watch the video here A bean hero stands on top of a globe on which the continents are made of beans

What is regenerative agriculture?

Read the new explainer Regenerative Agriculture

Agroecology, Soy,

& Food Sovereignty

Explainer Summaries now available

Read the new summaries here A marble countertop as seen from above with bowls of seeds and nutes and procuce piled on the right side.

Now streaming!



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Exploring evidence and values in global food systems debates

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TABLE works with food system stakeholders to explore the future of food. We focus on the ways in which scientific evidence and social values inform often conflicting visions and arguments for necessary change. Find out more


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TABLE events this autumn

We will be hosting a series of three online events in the run up to COP28. Topics include nitrogen, nature-based solutions and the nanny state.

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WUR Opening Academic Year 2023-24

Shaping sustainable futures

Food policy at a crossroads; land sparing and land sharing; and towards ‘zero hunger’ were the subjects of talks at the opening of the academic year at one of TABLE’s partner universities, Wageningen University & Research.

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How the humble bean can help the world

We recently had great fun working with BBC Ideas to create a short, animated video about beans.

Are beans the answer to everything?



26-28 September 2023
2-3pm BST
Fri 29 Sep 2023 9:00 AM - Sun 1 Oct 2023 6:00 PM
Bristol, UK + Livestream
12:00 - 17:00
Blå Hallen, Ecology…
12:30 - 18:30
Somerville College,…

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Mapping protein meanings

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Brewing up a better food system

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