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Podcast conversations aim to trigger curiosity and understanding

Monday, 30 January 2023 9:25am

Otago international PhD graduate Amir Amini’s fascination for different viewpoints and love of sharing stories has grown into a 10-part podcast series, When an Irani Meets a Māori.

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Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chair appointments announced

Monday, 31 October 2022 2:40pm

Five University of Otago internationally acclaimed scholars and leaders have been appointed as Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chairs.

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Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chair appointments announced

Monday, 31 October 2022 2:05pm

Five Otago internationally acclaimed scholars and leaders have been appointed as Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chairs.

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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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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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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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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.