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Archive | June, 2012

Professor Richard Mithen

British research leads to UK-wide launch of Beneforté broccoli

UK science has led to a new variety of broccoli with higher levels of a key phytonutrient, to be sold in all major UK supermarkets from next week. The new broccoli, Beneforté, was developed from publicly-funded research at two of the UK’s world-leading biological research institutes: the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes […]

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Queen’s Birthday Honour for IFR scientist

Professor Vic Morris from the Institute of Food Research has been awarded an MBE for services to food science in the 2012 Queen’s  Birthday Honours list. Vic has worked for the last 32 years at IFR studying food structure. Vic’s group has developed and used novel probe microscopic techniques in order to visualise the molecular […]

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Why is it so difficult to trace the origins of food poisoning outbreaks?

As illustrated by the E. coli outbreak in Germany in 2011, any delay in identifying the source of food poisoning outbreaks can cost lives and cause considerable political and economical damage. An international multidisciplinary team of scientists have shown that difficulties in finding the sources of contamination behind food poisoning cases are inevitable due to […]

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