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Archive | January, 2015

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The importance of nutrition in food security

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Commons Select Committee has recently  published its report into Food security, focused on demand, consumption and waste.The report highlights the health impacts of poor diet and over-consumption. The Committee’s Chair, Anne McIntosh said “Despite efforts to promote healthy eating, the UK is still experiencing high levels of health problems […]

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Complexities in improving health through what we eat

Whilst there is no doubt that reducing excessive levels of salt, fat and sugar in the diet will have benefits on the nation’s overall health, how we achieve this needs to be based on the best available scientific evidence. We believe that this is best achieved through a balanced diet and taking sufficient exercise. Government […]

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European Parliament passes legislation allowing GM member state opt out

We need inexpensive, safe and nutritious foods to feed the world’s growing population, and should consider all options that could help overcome challenges to maintaining our food supply. Genetic modification is just one of these options, but it has the potential to produce nutritionally enhanced crops, as well as crops with reduced needs for water, […]

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Prof. Ian Charles

Leading scientist to develop new Centre for Food and Health and to head the Institute of Food Research

The Institute of Food Research is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ian Charles as its new Director and to lead the programme to develop the UK’s new Centre for Food & Health to be based at the Norwich Research Park. Professor Charles returns to the UK from Australia where he is currently Director […]

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