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New Zealanders needed to investigate link between COVID-19 and smell loss

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 12:47pm

New Zealanders who have COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of the virus are being urged to participate in two surveys – a global and national one - that aim to better understand how COVID-19 impacts a patient’s loss of taste and smell.

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Consumers should cut down food waste: Otago study

Monday, 30 March 2020 10:32am

More than three quarters of New Zealand’s retail food waste is being saved from landfill, in stark contrast to Kiwi households, Otago researchers say.

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Otago scientist joins international COVID-19 consortium to investigate sensory systems

Friday, 27 March 2020 3:32pm

The fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic has seen the international scientific community rallying to detect, understand and combat this global threat.

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Food waste champions coalition launched

Monday, 23 March 2020 9:55am

New Zealand's food waste champions have formed a coalition to halve New Zealand's food waste by 2030.

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Food waste report for Parliamentary Environmental Committee

Thursday, 12 March 2020 4:58pm

Associate Professor Miranda Mirosa, Director of Food Waste Innovation, recently served as independent specialist adviser to the Parliamentary Environmental Committee during investigations into New Zealand's food waste.

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Greater effort, education needed to combat food waste

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 2:40pm

In the Otago Daily Times, reporter Charmian Smith interviews Associate Professor Miranda Mirosa about food waste research and the innovations industry, organisations and communities could consider.

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2020 Harraways Visiting Professor named

Monday, 20 January 2020 11:43am

A world-class food engineering educator and researcher has been named this year’s Harraways 1867 Visiting Professor as a guest of the University of Otago.

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Six rising research stars celebrated in annual awards

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 9:58am

Six researchers whose work covers everything from ancient dolphin teeth to the management of obesity have been recognised by the University of Otago.

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Estimating calorie content not clear-cut for all – Otago study

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 9:30am

We make food decisions several times a day – from what time we eat to how much – but a new University of Otago study has found we are not very good at judging the energy-density of what we consume.

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Otago researchers to compete in Falling Walls Lab

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:43pm

Three Otago researchers are set to compete in Falling Walls Lab New Zealand this month.