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£29 million investment in research and innovation at the Institute of Food Research

New research on the physical and chemical nature of food and its impact on health will help drive innovation in the UK and worldwide. The research will make it possible for new healthy and safer food products to be developed, reducing the need for medical and social intervention. It will provide new insights into how [...]

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Beneforte broccoli finalist in national innovation competition

Professor Richard Mithen of the Institute of Food Research was a finalist in the BBSRC Innovator of the Year Awards for the development of Beneforte broccoli, a consumer product from UK plant research. The new broccoli variety contains higher levels of a key phytonutrient thanks to Prof. Mithen and colleagues’ research on both the biology [...]

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