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F: Food for thought

Have you ever wondered what is so special about chocolate or what makes beer lose its head?

The Institute of Food Research has the answer to these and other food-related questions.

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The three science themes at the centre of the Institute's aims are Food Safety, Nutrition & Health, and Food Material Properties.

Food Safety: This research looks into creating safer food, particularly by helping to reduce the incidence of food poisoning.

Nutrition and Health: This area is focused on understanding the links between diet and health with the long-term aim of improving the health of the population.

Food Material Properties: The institute aims to provide the public and the food industry with high quality foods - that they will want to eat and that can be processed into attractive products.

To find out more about the work of the Institute of Food Research visit the website at http://www.ifrn.bbsrc.ac.uk

Other Internet links:
Community Science Challenge
John Innes Centre

See also: D is for DNA  

 



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