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Otago signs MoUs with Bay of Plenty iwi and Malaysian university

Monday, 23 August 2021 1:56pm

The University has signed Memoranda of Understanding with Ngā Iwi i Te Rohe o Te Waiariki and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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Food Science building makeover and moves

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 9:11am

A redevelopment is on the way for the Dunedin campus between the Water of Leith and Leith Walk – the home of the Department of Food Science. 

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Study strengthens argument postpartum depression different to major depression

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 10:40am

Women with postpartum depression experience smell differently to other women, a University of Otago study has found.

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Second chance for undesirable carrots

Thursday, 24 June 2021 8:51am

Oddly shaped fruit and vegetables contribute to a third of New Zealand’s annual billion-dollar food waste problem. Three Food Science students recently came up with an idea which could have a positive impact on food-waste reduction.

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Otago projects receive $1.64m Health Research Council funding

Monday, 31 May 2021 3:33pm

Better outcomes for women suffering from New Zealand’s most common gynaecological cancer and a bioactive toothpaste that will mean fewer visits to the dentist are just two University of Otago projects funded by the Health Research Council this week.

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Food Waste Flat Hacks

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 10:05am

Food Waste Flat Hacks is a student-led market inspired by a need to reduce waste to save both money and the environment.

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Overcoming challenges on path to higher learning

Thursday, 6 May 2021 4:07pm

Many people have dreamt of their teacher asking a question they don’t know the answer to, but what about not being able to hear the question in the first place?

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Upcycling food is part of successful waste management

Thursday, 18 February 2021 11:02am

Climate change got one Otago student thinking about how he could make his own impact on the world.

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Upcycled Food In Supermarkets: A Summer Student Project

Monday, 1 February 2021 10:42am

University of Otago second year student Andreas Wijngaarden has been working with Foodstuffs NZ and upcycled food company Citizen Collective over the summer to collect data about consumer perceptions of upcycled food items in supermarkets.

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One News Reports on Food Waste

Monday, 1 February 2021 10:34am

One News ran a story detailing the issue of food waste. The story featured the theme’s Industry Representative and Foodstuffs NZ’s Waste Minimisation Manager Francesca Goodman-Smith.

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Food Science student wins international award for thesis

Monday, 7 December 2020 10:28am

Food Science PhD student Victoria Purdy recently celebrated her success as the Winner of the Peoples Choice award in the recent 2020 Matariki Network of Universities Three-Minute-Thesis (3MT®) competition.

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Food Science student wins international award for thesis

Monday, 7 December 2020 9:12am

Food Science PhD student Victoria Purdy last week celebrated her success as the Winner of the Peoples Choice award in the recent 2020 Matariki Network of Universities Three-Minute-Thesis (3MT®) competition.

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Saving money key motivator to reducing food waste – Otago study

Monday, 30 November 2020 10:22am

Uneaten food on consumers’ plates makes up 34 per cent of food waste in the hospitality sector – an extravagance the industry could do without in the face of COVID-19, a University of Otago study argues.

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Tackling Supermarket Food Waste – RNZ with Kim Hill

Saturday, 28 November 2020 10:55am

Food Waste Innovation’s Industry Representative Francesca Goodman-Smith spoke to Kim Hill on RNZ’s Saturday Morning show about food waste in supermarkets and discussed tips for avoiding food waste at home.

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Waste not... University of Otago Magazine issue 51

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 11:32am

Read the story written by Nigel Zega in the University of Otago Magazine about the Food Waste Innovation Research Theme.

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Theme’s industry rep Francesca Goodman-Smith wins Sustainable Business Award

Thursday, 19 November 2020 10:40am

Congratulations to the research theme’s industry representative, and Foodstuffs NZ’s Waste Minimisation Manager, Francesca Goodman-Smith who has just won the change maker category at the Sustainable Business Awards.

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2020 research seed grants awarded

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 11:21am

Congratulations to the three recipients of the food waste innovation research theme’s research seed grants for 2020.

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Championing Food Waste Panel and Theme launch event recording now available

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 11:56am

Watch the trailer for our recent theme launch event where we hosted a panel discussion with the NZ food waste champions of 12.3.

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A small fish helping to solve a big problem

Thursday, 12 November 2020 9:29am

An inter-disciplinary group of Otago researchers is embarking on a collaborative study into the use of biodegradable, edible food coatings to combat plastic pollution.