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Consumers should cut down food waste: Otago study

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.

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Otago scientist joins international COVID-19 consortium to investigate sensory systems

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.

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2020 Harraways Visiting Professor named

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.

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Six rising research stars celebrated in annual awards

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.

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Estimating calorie content not clear-cut for all – Otago study

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.

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Otago researchers to compete in Falling Walls Lab

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:43pm

Three Otago researchers are set to compete in Falling Walls Lab New Zealand this month.

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Harraways Visiting Professor arrives at Otago

Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:12pm

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants" is a quote from noted food writer Michael Pollan and is offered by visiting Harraways Professor Rickey Yada to position his upcoming public lectures on the current movement towards plant-based diets.