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.
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.
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.
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?
Thursday, 18 February 2021 11:02am
Climate change got one Otago student thinking about how he could make his own impact on the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 11:21am
Congratulations to the three recipients of the food waste innovation research theme’s research seed grants for 2020.
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.
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.
Friday, 16 October 2020 9:11am
This week Otago’s new Food Waste Innovation Research Theme formally launched.
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 9:14am
The Otago Daily Times has interviewed Research Theme Director Miranda Mirosa on reducing food waste, and the research theme.
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 9:08am
The Food Waste Innovation Research Theme was officially launched, hosting an official opening evening with a panel discussion from the NZ Champions of 12.3 group, as well as a Food Waste Innovation Forum.
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 8:53am
The Food Waste Innovation Research Theme members took part in the first International Day of Awareness for Food Loss and Waste (29 September) by creating a display of the 10 most wasted food items in New Zealand households.
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.