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Collaboration between British and Mexican researchers

P1050031A workshop entitled 'Trends in modern biotechnology for agriculture, food industry and health: a bi-national perspective' was recently held on the beautiful campus of Monterrey in the centre of Mexico City (6th - 9th May 2014) with the purpose of creating links between UK and Mexican research institutions.

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Bumblebees cannot detect natural nectar toxins

PhilS beepic3Professor Phil Stevenson has recently published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology, which is the first to reveal how bumblebees have poor taste perception for natural toxins in nectar and so may consume them unknowingly.

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Strengthening NRI collaboration with the CGIAR Roots, Tubers and Bananas Research Programme

untitled-0237LTNRI recently organised and hosted a Review and Planning Workshop for the project "Driving livelihood improvements through demand-oriented interventions for competitive production and processing of Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTBs)". The workshop was held at the main campus of the University of Greenwich, London, from 28th to 30th of April 2014.

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Is consumer acceptance of root and tuber crops important?

K TomlinsProfessor of Food Science, Keith Tomlins of NRI gave a lecture on 17th May at the H.H. Sree Visakham Thirunal Endowment Lecture 2014 hosted by the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Kerala India to members of CTCRI, the Indian Society for Root Crops (ISRC) and other invited guests.

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Fast Forward Master's Scheme - deadline fast approaching

NRI---Uni-of-Greenwich---December-2013---017The University's newly introduced Fast Forward Master's Scheme is fast approaching its deadline on 31st May. The scheme will help you, as a high-performing UK graduate, develop your full potential by:

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Communicating the IPCC findings

manset sonFollowing the approval of the Volume II, 'Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability', of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (see earlier news item) NRI's Professor John Morton has taken part in a variety of discussions and outreach events concerning the report's findings.

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Newly validated MSc in Food Innovation

P1000499crA new MSc programme in Food Innovation has been designed to provide food industry personnel with knowledge and understanding of key steps in the development and launch of new ingredients and products to contribute to healthy living and lifestyles. The newly validated programme will be offered on the Medway Campus of the University of Greenwich from September 2014.

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Planting trees for natural pesticides to protect African crops

Group Photo-2A new project to be led by NRI, 'Optimisation of Pesticidal-plants: Technology Innovation, Outreach and Networks (OPTIONs)', aims to promote and facilitate the uptake of innovative pesticidal plant technologies for improved food security that can be deployed effectively within the context of local needs and resources.

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Inaugural lecture at NRI for Professor Phil Stevenson – Sex, drugs and pest control

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 10.59.04Phil Stevenson, Professor of Plant Chemistry at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich will be giving his Inaugural Professorial Lecture 'Sex and Drugs and Pest Control: The Ecology and Application of Plant Chemistry' on Wednesday, 11 June 2014. All are welcome.

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Second successful NRI-hosted Biopesticide Event held at Greenwich

IMG 2118By popular request from participants at the 2013 Biopesticides Event, a similar meeting was held on 10 April at Queen Anne Court at the University of Greenwich's main campus. Once again the event was sponsored by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), supported by the Society of Chemical Industries and co-organised by EEN and the European Centre for Integrated Pest Management (EUCIPM) at NRI.

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