No evidence that food is a source or transmission route for COVID-19, says UP scientist
Posted on June 07, 2020
There is no evidence to date that the new coronavirus which causes COVID-19 can be transmitted by food. The association of transmission with the wet food market in Wuhan, China, has led to much misinformation about COVID-19 being spread in food. The virus, it needs to be emphasised, is...
Fashion forward: UP PhD grad advocates for new clothing consumption practices for better sustainability
Posted on June 05, 2020
Dr Hanri Taljaard, a lecturer at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Consumer and Food Sciences in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, is one of 11 000 UP graduates who were awarded their qualifications in absentia during a virtual ceremony necessitated by the...
Good gut health could be a key line of defence against viral infections – UP food science academics
Posted on May 28, 2020
Although there is no specific research that shows the positive effects of high-fibre foods in helping to fight against COVID-19, some existing research has suggested its beneficial effects against viral infection.
UP PhD graduate makes fascinating findings about millennial men’s fashion choices
Posted on May 26, 2020
In its report on apparel retail in South Africa, market research company MarketLine suggests that for the first time in decades, the menswear segment has a larger share of the market than that of womenswear – and that the vast majority of these purchases are made by male millennials.
Replacing fat in food without compromising sensory properties leads to PhD for UP student
Posted on May 18, 2020
You don’t have to sacrifice taste for less fat in your favourite mayonnaise, and Dr Joyce Agyei-Amponsah has proven it scientifically, earning a PhD in Food Science from the University of Pretoria (UP) in the process.
Master’s student in Food Science won prestigious Brian Koeppen scholarship
Posted on April 06, 2020
Nomzamo Magano, a master’s degree student in Food Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently received the Brian Koeppen Memorial Scholarship from the South African Association of Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST).
NATHouse scooped up more than a handful of awards
Posted on October 25, 2019
Not only did NATHouse win six awards at the annual Day and Faculty House Awards Ceremony hosted by the Division of Student Development (DSD) recently, but their Faculty Guardian, Dr Quenton Kritzinger, was also awarded as the Faculty Guardian of the Year. He also received this award in 2017.
Clothing retail management students explore sustainability with Mapula Embroideries
Posted on October 23, 2019
How can local embroiders contribute to clothing retail management students’ understanding of sustainability and community engagement? By linking Clothing Retail Management students in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences with a local community engagement initiative, Mapula...