The food system cuts across many academic disciplines and covers a wide range of research topics such as: the impact of extreme weather events on food systems; the need of a growing population for sustainable agriculture; food security and better access to food ; medical challenges of diseases caused by under/over nutrition (heart disease and diabetes); consumer culture and attitudes toward food; and a healthy diet and food safety.

The UK Data Service hosts a large number of food and nutrition related survey datasets including the National Food Survey, Public attitudes to Campylobacter, the Living Costs and Food Survey, Diet and Nutrition Surveys and the Food and You Survey. In addition the Service has datasets produced by the World Bank which include aggregated data from 1960 onwards on food production index, undernourishment, hunger and malnutrition. Explore our library of impact case studies demonstrating how our data have been used. Find out how to search our catalogue.