Research News

  • Uniting researchers and journalists to bring about positive change

    Posted on May 19, 2016

    UP's Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being is involved in an international programme working towards bridging the gap between academia and the media by bringing them together to drive policy change in food security.

  • New Food Law initiative launched

    Posted on May 12, 2016

    In a seminar held to launch a new focus of the University's Institutional Research Theme (IRT) on Food, Nutrition and Well-being, Ms Anjanette Haller-Barker, lead researcher for this new research area, presented a theoretical framework for food law.

  • Indigenous, instant superfood for rural children

    Posted on April 19, 2016

    For her PhD research, Dr Nokuthula Vilakazi chose to investigate the possibility of using locally produced grains to develop a nutritious, ready-to-eat meal comparable to some of the so-called superfoods sold in shops.

  • Finding answers to herbicide resistance

    Posted on August 13, 2015

    The research component of the Monsanto/BE at UP Collaborative Research Programme aims to monitor whether glyphosate-resistance in weeds is developing and to assess the plant mechanisms involved.

  • The ethics of meat production

    Posted on August 05, 2015

    Prof Edward Webb has conducted years of intensive research in animal science to find acceptable ways of improving farming methods to enhance the well-being of animals, which, in turn, will result in better quality animal produce.

  • Saving our planet through research and scholarship

    Posted on June 10, 2015

    The various faculties at UP are making waves in their efforts in the field of conservation and are committed to promoting practices that make more sustainable use of the Earth’s natural resources.

  • Satisfying Africa’s sensory experience

    Posted on May 29, 2015

    Prof Riëtte de Kock, of the Department of Food Science and the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Well-being (IFNuW), has been involved in Sensory Food Science research since 1990.

  • Education Innovation: Schools as sites for social change

    Posted on May 21, 2015

    An interfaculty research team at UP is focussing on schools as sites for social change and the training of teachers to impart health-related messages.

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