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22nd October 2013

Reducing food waste

We undertake research in the following areas: Creating value from food waste (biofuels, platform chemicals, composts) Extending shelf-life Defining and quantifying food waste Creating value from food waste At the Institute of Food Research (IFR) we explore how food waste, from different parts of...

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10th October 2013

New ways of testing meat in the food chain

The Institute of Food Research has teamed up with Oxford Instruments to develop improved ways of testing meat in the food chain. The horsemeat scandal, and the recently published report from the National Audit Office, have shown that among other things there is a...

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8th October 2013

New FSA funding to understand Campylobacter coli

Campylobacter bacteria are a leading cause of food poisoning in the UK, causing at least 500,000 infections each year. Although these cases are rarely fatal, there’s a clear need to reduce illness and its associated costs caused by these bacteria. The major source of...

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30th September 2013

Little Melton scoop the tallest jelly crown

This year’s Tallest Jelly Competition was won by an entry from Little Melton Primary School. They combined jelly with cous cous to form ‘bricks’, which allowed them to stack up to a final height of 65cm. A similar approach was taken by Flegg High...

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24th September 2013

IFR in the City – Challenging controversies in food and health

This year’s IFR in the City Lecture will be given by Professor Michael Gibney, author of “Something to Chew On” and Professor of Food and Health at University College Dublin. Professor Gibney’s talk will challenge many common opinions on the subject of food and...

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19th September 2013

Global Food Security report highlights change needed to reduce food waste

The Global Food Security Programme has published a report  identifying the main research priorities needed to address the problems of food waste. Tackling food waste is a vital part of ensuring food security in the future. ‘Food Waste within Global Systems’  identifies research priorities throughout the...

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12th September 2013

IFR at the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival

The Institute of Food Research will be taking over The Forum in Norwich with a feast of food science for this year’s EDP Adnams Norfolk Food & Drink Festival. For starters, there will be the chance to meet some of the researchers behind ‘superbroccoli.’...

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12th September 2013

Tallest Jelly Competition

The Institute of Food Research will be testing the jelly-building skills of Norfolk’s schoolchildren, inviting them to use their culinary cunning to build the tallest possible jelly. As part of the EDP Adnams Norfolk Food & Drink Festival, the IFR is teaming up with...

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5th September 2013

Superbroccoli.info – the facts about broccoli in new website

Beneforté superbroccoli has been conventionally bred to contain 2-3 times the levels of naturally occurring compound called glucoraphanin, and has been developed by British science at the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre.  Research suggests this could help to maintain cardiovascular health...

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4th September 2013

Institute of Food Research hosts global experts on ageing conference

The British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) is co-hosting its annual meeting with the Institute of Food Research (IFR), and a major strand of the conference is focused on how ageing is influenced by both diet, and the bacteria that live in our...

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