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Food Science News

Slicing and dicing the wicked food waste problem

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 11:14am

A love of food and cooking led Otago alumna Francesca Goodman-Smith on a journey to a career in food waste minimisation.

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Ugly vegetables recreating meat and dairy-like flavours

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 1:20pm

Vegetables destined for landfill are being used to re-create meat and dairy-like flavours for increasingly popular meat-free meals.

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Upcycling hops into a new brew

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 1:19pm

Can hops that have already been used to make one batch of beer be upcycled to make another batch of beer?

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Food Waste Innovation team hosts Professor Dame Juliet Gerrard

Thursday, 4 August 2022 3:55pm

When the Food Waste Innovation Research Theme launched in 2020, its director and Food Science Associate Professor Miranda Mirosa described its aim as to “tackle the wicked issue of food waste.” 

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Snacking impacted by smells and tastes – Otago study

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 9:21am

What we smell and taste can trigger substantial changes to food choices later in the day, a University of Otago study has found.

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Local influencers enlisted to promote Stop Wasting Food Day 2022

Friday, 6 May 2022 11:35am

A few local foodies will be using their Instagram influence to promote an anti-food waste message.

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Researching the negative impact of a westernised diet

Friday, 18 February 2022 2:00pm

Te Ngaru Paewhenua: The Landward Wave Science Summer Scholarship supports undergraduate Māori and Pacific Island students interested in research and considering postgraduate degrees in science.

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Nutritional value of huhu grubs assessed for the first time

Friday, 14 January 2022 1:58pm

Huhu grubs have long been prized as a traditional food source and their nutritional value has just been analysed by University of Otago researchers for the first time.

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Marsden funding helps Otago researchers unlock secrets of ageing

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 11:41am

A University of Otago researcher is one step closer to unlocking the secrets of the ageing process after receiving Marsden funding.

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Otago researchers secure $17.2 million Marsden funding

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 2:43pm

The secrets behind people’s food choices, ageing, and why some fish change sex, are set to be unlocked after Otago researchers secured $17.2 million in Marsden funding.