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Big future for bright spud

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:12 pm | Plant and Food Research

There is a new bright-skinned beauty in the potato patch that scrubs up well and is set to cause a bit of a stir. More >>

Trialling new taro treatment for better biosecurity

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 9:30 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists from Plant & Food Research have been trialling a specially engineered high-pressure washing machine for taro to help reduce the chances of invasive species entering New Zealand. More >>

Staying on top of the fruit fly threat

Friday, 9 September 2016, 1:03 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products. ------------------------------------------------------------ More >>

Boysenberry’s may be of benefit to asthma suffers

Monday, 25 July 2016, 2:52 pm | Plant and Food Research

Globally it is estimated that 150 million people are affected by asthma, with children making up around 10 percent of sufferers. In New Zealand, one of every nine adults and every seven children are prescribed asthma medication. More >>

Going 'in to bat' for the bees

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:14 am | Plant and Food Research

For almost thirty years Dr Mark Goodwin has been protecting the kingdoms of queens and the health of their loyal subjects, often during times of foreign invasion. But while the realms he has dedicated his career to are small, their influence on the ... More >>

Curious minds and the science of the spud

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 3:16 pm | Plant and Food Research

The potato may not be the obvious choice as a means of inspiring young minds about science, but that’s precisely the point for Plant & Food Research soil scientist Dr Trish Fraser. More >>

Building the health capabilities of berries

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 1:04 pm | Plant and Food Research

Building the health capabilities of berries Science and business strategies for developing the health-promoting benefits of berry fruits was a key theme at a workshop held this month between representatives of Plant & Food Research and the North Carolina ... More >>

Dr Paul Blatchford awarded Emerging Researcher Grant

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 11:29 am | Plant and Food Research

Dr Paul Blatchford has been awarded an Emerging Researcher Grant by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to examine how bacteria and microorganisms in the gut may be improved using enteral nutrition and curcumin, a bright yellow naturally occurring ... More >>

World’s largest fruit trade show shines spotlight

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:10 am | Plant and Food Research

World’s largest fruit trade show shines spotlight on Kiwi ingenuity. Auckland, New Zealand, February 5, 2016 - The world’s fresh produce industry is gathering in Berlin this February to showcase its wares as well as discussing global trends ... More >>

MBIE grant for Zespri kiwifruit research

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 11:23 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research has been awarded $1 million from the Ministry of Business & Innovation’s High Value Nutrition fund to work with Zespri on research into whether kiwifruit can help better manage blood glucose levels. More >>

Insects as effective as bees for pollination

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 10:23 am | Plant and Food Research

Research has found that “non-bee” insects are as important as honey bees in pollinating flowers, a service vital for crop production. More >>

Success in the Marsden Funding round

Friday, 13 November 2015, 10:32 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research is involved in four projects funded in this year’s Marsden Funding round, the most successful Marsden round for the Institute. Plant & Food Research will lead three projects – tracing the evolution of smell, building an ... More >>

Berries the "go to" food

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 10:50 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists in North Carolina and New Zealand are collaborating and engaging with growers to build the scientific evidence to convince consumers that berries are nature’s “go to” health food. More >>

Keeping our unique fauna safe from harm

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:14 am | Plant and Food Research

Understanding the potential risks to New Zealand’s invertebrate fauna will allow regulators to better assess new biological control agents before they are released into the New Zealand environment. More >>

Native plant shares its secrets

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 9:06 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists have sequenced one of New Zealand’s most important indigenous plants and are making the data available to tāngata whenua and New Zealand’s research community. More >>

New science and technology hub to support seafood industry

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 9:20 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research has signed an agreement for Port Nelson to develop a purpose-built facility for its seafood research as part of a new collaborative industry hub. More >>

NZ blackcurrants good for brain

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 7:43 am | Plant and Food Research

Research has shown that New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, or helping people with brain disorders such as ... More >>

Science summer session for rangatahi

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 2:26 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research, in collaboration with Māori organisation Wakatū Incorporation, has received funding from the New Zealand government to engage Māori rangatahi (young Māori) with science. Through the new Unlocking Curious Minds funding, Plant & ... More >>

Conference provides opportunity to showcase Māori research

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 11:33 am | Plant and Food Research

Auckland 25 May 2015. Next month New Zealand’s seven Crown Research Institutes, alongside Callaghan Innovation, are coming together to host Te Ara Pūtaiao 2015, a two-day symposium being held 22 - 23 June 2015at the Novotel Hotel in Rotorua aimed ... More >>

Protection from a stinky problem

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 10:10 am | Plant and Food Research

14 May 2015…Scientists are working together with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and industry to limit the potential for a new pest to establish in New Zealand – the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). An Asian native, the stink bug – so ... More >>



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