Food Waste Innovation Theme Researcher Pat Silcock reports on the science of why some leftovers taste better
Wednesday, 5 August 2020 2:57pm
If you firmly believe lasagne, bolognese, curry or stew tastes better after sitting for a day or two, science has your back, said Pat Silcock, manager of the Product and Development Research Centre at Otago University’s Department of Food Science. In this article he explains why.
Friday, 31 July 2020 1:12pm
Theme Director Miranda Mirosa presents on food waste as part of the NZ Food Safety Science Research Centre’s Food Science Seminar Spotlight Presentations.
International Solid Waste Association Conference competition win for Food Waste Innovation Committee member
Saturday, 18 July 2020 3:59pm
Ms. Francesca Goodman-Smith was the third winner at this online international conference in July for her paper titled “Understanding the effect of dining and motivational factors on out-of-home consumer food waste”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.