2015 Archive

18 December 2015

Ugandan mushroom project brings hope to orphans in Africa

IFR has helped a Ugandan orphanage cultivate mushrooms, as part of a larger project aimed helping Ugandans improve their livelihoods

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8 December 2015

Climate change and food safety – a complex and important issue

Professor Mike Peck blogs following a Food Standards Agency event on climate change and food safety

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7 December 2015

Study points to how gut bacteria evolved host specificity

Genomic analysis provides clues for how gut bacteria colonise specific host animals

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24 November 2015

Social Media for Science

On December 3rd, IFR hosted Social Media For Science, to help explain how scientists can use social media

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5 November 2015

Tying up the ends of Tanzania's meat supply chain

Dr Gary Barker explores issues around the meat supply chain in Tanzania

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27 October 2015

Rapid genome analysis enhancing analysis of epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance in microbial pathogens

A new study from the Institute of Food Research could help us trace sources of microbial infections more quickly.

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26 October 2015

Processed meat and cancer

Statement from the Institute of Food Research on the need to understand the context of the classification of processed meat and red meat as probable causes of cancer

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22 October 2015

Find out more about broccoli

Sunday’s BBC Countryfile programme on October 25 included a feature on a variety of broccoli bred to contain higher levels of a compound called glucoraphanin.

Research from human trials with 130 volunteers published earlier this year, showed that including this broccoli in the diet for 12 weeks reduced the levels of LDL-cholesterol by an average of about 6%.

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16 October 2015

Would you like food poisoning with that?

Arnoud van Vliet's public talk on the bacteria behind food poisoning is now available to watch online. Dr van Vliet from IFR’s Food Safety Centre, gave the latest IFR Public Lecture, covered the subject of bacteria that cause food poisoning, why they are so good at making us ill, and why the problems are increasing.

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13 October 2015

Online training spotlights food fraud

To help identify and prevent food fraud, Dr Kate Kemsley from IFR has teamed up with colleagues from the University of East Anglia to develop a free online course via their partner, FutureLearn

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