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Beneforte broccoli growing in Lincolnshire

Vital role for farming in battling obesity

At the recent Nuffield Farming Arden Conference, Professor Tim Brocklehurst joined calls highlighting the roles that farmers can play in battling the obesity epidemic. Obesity related illness costs the NHS almost £20billion each year, and that figure is rising. Healthier diets could significantly reduce that, but so far the population as a whole hasn’t embraced [...]

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IFR in Northern Ireland

IFR’s International Office team recently took up an invitation to visit the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) at its headquarters in Belfast. As well as briefing AFBI colleagues on IFR’s science mission and capabilities, Professor Tim Brocklehurst and Ken I’Anson held stimulating conversations with AFBI colleagues and identified opportunities for joint activity including Horizon 2020 [...]

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300 Leading Experts Meet at the First UK-Ireland Food Business Innovation Summit

The Institute of Food Research and Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland jointly organised the successful first UK-Ireland Food Business Innovation Summit. The summit brought together over 300 leaders from the UK & Irish food industry to identify ways research, innovation and training could boost the agri-food sector in both countries by [...]

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Dr. Bui Ba Bong and David Boxer

Vietnamese delegation fostering collaboration

The Institute of Food Research hosted visitors from Vietnam, lead by the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Bui Ba Bong. The delegation was interested in IFR’s research into food safety, food bioactives and exploitation of co-products from the food chain, with a view to future collaborations and learning from [...]

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IFR positions itself as a Centre for Excellence in Food Safety Science with China

The BBSRC China Partnering Award scheme has enabled the Institute of Food Research to position itself as a Centre for Excellence in Food Safety Science with China. Dr Pradeep Malakar and Professor Tim Brocklehurst, Head of International Relations at IFR, recently hosted a visit by a delegation from the Department of Health for Southern China [...]

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IFR welcomes new focus on food innovation

The Institute of Food Research welcomes the news that the European Commission, through the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, is to establish a Knowledge Innovation Community focussed on driving innovation in the food chain, from farm to fork. “The news that food has been selected as one of the themes for the new KICs [...]

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