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The historical journey of Christmas turkeys

Professor Rebecca Earle, food historian at the University of Warwick has been researching the traditional Christmas turkey, in order to find out how this north American bird has become a mainstay of festive food.

Mon 19 December 2016, 16:44 | Tags: Food, Arts, History

Christmas dinner saved! Sprouts gain natural disease defence

Brussels sprouts will remain safely in our Christmas dinners, thanks to University of Warwick research giving them natural defences against devastating crop diseases.


IFAD President and Minister of State for DfID to discuss importance of rural investments in the fight against global poverty at Warwick in London

Lord Bates, the newly appointed Minister of State for the Department for International Development (DfID) and Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will give keynote speeches this month, at an event hosted by the University of Warwick in its new London office.

Wed 07 December 2016, 09:51 | Tags: University of Warwick, Food, Event, International

Warwick and Waitrose tackle global food security together

Food security is at the heart of a new doctoral training collaboration between the University of Warwick and Waitrose, thanks to an award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).


Fruit discovery could provide new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

A combination of two compounds found in red grapes and oranges could be used to improve the health of people with diabetes, and reduce cases of obesity and heart disease.

The find has been made by University of Warwick researchers who now hope that their discovery will be developed to provide a treatment for patients.


MPs to quiz University food policy experts on impact of Brexit

University of Warwick academics to be scrutinised by a cross-party panel of politicians.

Fri 22 April 2016, 09:58 | Tags: Food, Social Sciences, Economics

Six UK policy proposals to tackle the global sugar problem

A new briefing paper by a University of Warwick academic outlines six proposals for UK policy that could help the country tackle sugar-related problems at home and abroad.

Thu 11 February 2016, 18:20 | Tags: Food, Health, Politics