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Using technology to reduce food waste

An interesting article by Tom Jackson on the BBC News website highlights technology solutions to the issue of food waste, including an app which connects neighbours and local businesses who...

KTN hosting talks on 3D printing at New Designers, 8th July, London

3D printing is revolutionising many aspects of our lives - from replica aircraft parts to implants and even customised chocolates. KTN is hosting a talk on " 3D Printing Part One: Design...

KTN Early Career Researchers in Food 2016

2016 sees the 4th KTN Early Career Researchers in Food Event, on 18th October in Manchester. Previous events have had great attendance from industry and academia.  The emphasis of...

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

The June edition of KTN's  Food Sector newsletter , with updates on all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news, is available now.  If you didn't get a copy in...

Register for Enterprise Europe networking meetings at Food Matters Live 2016

Enterprise Europe South-East UK is organising a free matchmaking event at Food Matters Live on Tuesday 22 November 2016.  The matchmaking event offers a huge opportunity for...

£1M Priming Food Partnerships call now open

BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, ESRC and STFC have launched a joint £1M  pre-competitive research partnering call to prime collaborations between range of organisations across the food supply...

Report from additive manufacturing in food workshop now available

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food, the Royal Society of Chemistry and KTN hosted a workshop on Additive Manufacturing in April 2016, to bring together...

£5M to understand the role of nutrition in health and disease

Nine new research projects have been awarded a share of £5.3M to offer insights into the role of food and nutrition on our health. The new projects were funded by BBSRC and MRC as part of a...

New £4.5M funding competition: Connected digital additive manufacturing

Innovate UK is investing up to £4.5 million in collaborative industrial research projects that stimulate innovation in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. Additive manufacturing...

Report from the US-UK Bioinformatics for the Microbiome Workshop

In March 2016 a group of leading US and UK researchers met at the  University of California San Diego to discuss  inconsistencies across the breadth of microbiome research. The main...

Detecting whether beer has gone stale using a sensor and a smartphone app

Beer is one of the most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world. The flavour of each brand is one of its most relevant quality standards. However, depending on the beer type and its...

Demonstrating the health benefits of food bioactives, 13-15 Sept, Norwich

The Institute of Food Research are hosting a conference on  Food Bioactives and Health on 13-15 September 2016 in Norwich, to provide an open forum that brings together researchers from...

RICHFIELDS stakeholder event: Food & Health Consumer Behaviour & Lifestyle

RICHFIELDS is a EU Project, which aims to design a world class research infrastructure on Food and Health Consumer Behaviour and Lifestyle that will serve as an open access,...

Do you have a product that could be helped in the market with a health claim?

The BACCHUS (Cardiovascular Benefits from Food Additives) project is holding a workshop on 10th June in Brussels aimed at businesses who have products  that they would like to associate...

Silk keeps fruit fresh without refrigeration

Half of the world's fruit and vegetable crops are lost during the food supply chain, due mostly to premature deterioration of these perishable foods, according to the Food and Agriculture...

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

The May edition of KTN's  Food Sector newsletter , with updates on all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news, was publised yesterday.  Highlights include the...

Harnessing physics to solve challenges in food manufacturing

Physics and food may not, at first glance, seem like a natural partnership, but the recent Physics in Food Manufacturing Summit demonstrated that there are many areas where the application of...

Ambitious voluntary agreement aims to make food & drink production & consumption more sustainable

The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) has joined  Wrap’s Courtauld Commitment , an ambitious ten-year voluntary agreement that brings together organisations across the food system –...

Scientists design ‘metabolic fingerprinting’ method to fight food fraud

Scientists design method to tell if your mince is telling porkies Scientists at the University of Manchester have used ‘metabolic fingerprints’ to detect precise amounts of pork in beef...

Reducing the sugar content of yogurt without reducing sweetness

A team from a Danish food ingredients company has manipulated the metabolic properties of yogurt-producing bacteria to sweeten the yogurt naturally, while reducing sugar in the final product....
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