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Archive | April, 2013

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The First UK-Ireland Food Business Innovation Summit

Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority in Ireland in partnership with the Institute of Food Research are hosting the first UK-Ireland Food Business Innovation Summit on Wednesday 29th May, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The summit is a one day conference bringing together leading UK and Irish food company executives and retailers, along with policy […]

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Salmonella and faecal bacteria

Contact killing of Salmonella Typhimurium by human faecal bacteria

Our gut is home to trillions of bacteria, numbering more than the cells in the rest of our body, and these bacteria help us to digest our food, absorb nutrients and strengthen our immune system. This complex bacterial ecosystem, called the gut microbiota, also helps to prevent bad bacteria from colonising our bodies and making […]

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IFR scientists use the force to decode secrets of our gut

A new technique based on atomic force microscopy was developed at the Institute of Food Research to help ‘read’ information encoded in the gut lining. The lining of our gut is an important barrier between the outside world and our bodies. Laid out, the gut lining would cover the area of a football pitch. It […]

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HG broccoli glucoraphanin

Reliably higher levels of healthy compound in Beneforté broccoli

Field trials and genetic studies have shown that a new variety of broccoli reliably yields higher levels of a health-promoting compound. Broccoli contains a compound called glucoraphanin, which has been shown to promote health by maintaining cardiovascular health and a reduction in the risk of cancer. A long term breeding programme to increase glucoraphanin levels […]

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Highlights from the upcoming IFST Spring Conference

Securing the future supply of food is a major challenge facing the food industry. How can we ensure that the food chain continues to supply, safe healthy food to the consumer in a sustainable manner, as population grows and resources become scarcer? This is the focus of the IFST Spring Conference, being held jointly with the […]

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