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DRINC funding call: Improving our understanding of the relationship between diet and health

The  Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC)  enables the research base to support the food and drink industry by funding high quality, pre-competitive research in diet and...

New Northern Ireland Agri-Food Competence Centre Announced

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has announced the establishment of a £6.7million Northern Ireland Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre (AFQCC). Hosted at Queen’s...

Seperating cream from milk using ultrasonic standing waves

Scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have jointly demonstrated cream separation from...

Would you eat insects for dinner?

Would you be comfortable with insects forming a normal part of your diet? The answer to this question very much depends on your cultural background and individual experience. Researchers...

Catch up on the BBC series "Inside the Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made"

In early May the BBC screened a documentary food series called "Inside the Food Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made." The three episodes are currently available on the BBC iPlayer: ...

Latest edition of KTN's food sector newsletter is available now

We have just published the latest edition of our  Food Sector New sletter , so if you are on our food sector emailing list don't forget to check your inbox to  catch up all the...

X-ray study of chocolate may help food industry reduce white dicolouration

An X-ray study carried out at DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) offers new insights into the formation of fat bloom, an unwelcome white layer that occasionally forms on chocolate. ...

Save the Date: Food Matters Live, 17-19 November 2015, London

Food Matters Live is returning to London’s ExCeL from 17–19th November with a host of new additions to the 2015 event. Food Matters Live is the UK's first cross-sector event bringing...

Find out about KTN support for food sector businesses - watch our new video

In our new video, Simon Baty, one of KTN's Knowledge Transfer Managers with expertise in Food Manufacturing and Industrial Biotechnology, explains the type of help that KTN can provide to...

Partners wanted for public-private partnership (PPS) on consumer acceptance of biobased food packaging

Registration deadline: 11 May 2015 Wageningen UR in The Netherlands is looking for companies to jointly launch a public-private partnership  on consumer acceptance of biobased food...

Major food producer commits to reducing antiobiotic use in poultry production

2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK’s biggest food companies, has committed to ending the use of all “high priority” antibiotics in poultry production. Specifically, they intend to remove all...

Catch up on the latest food sector news, funding and events

We have just published the April edition of our  Food Sector New sletter , packed with all the latest news, events and funding opportunities for the food and drink sectors. ...

Food and drink sector trade mission to Thailand, 17-23 May 2015

UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber is offering an excellent opportunity for interested companies in the food and drink sector to join a trade mission to Thailand on 17-23 May 2015. Delegates will...

From farm to plate: Make food safe

New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain,...

Studies show that enriched broccoli reduces cholesterol

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) and the  University of Reading have conducted two independent studies that have shown that i ncluding the  Beneforté ...

A new vision for Food, Nutrition and Health research

 A new vision report for joint working in Food, Nutrition and Health research has been published by BBSRC, MRC and ESRC. The vision recognises that collaboration between Councils is...

Pesticides in fruit and vegetables linked to semen quality

The first study to investigate the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and...

Forthcoming DRINC funding call: Improving our understanding of the relationship between diet and health

The  Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC)  enables the research base to support the food and drink industry by funding high quality, pre-competitive research in diet and...

New method could produce healthier chocolate

Chocolate has many health benefits — it can potentially lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce stroke risk. But just as connoisseurs thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s this...

Six new Food Enterprise Zones announced

The government has approved the creation of six new Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) to kickstart local food and drink economies, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced yesterday. The...
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