Research News

  • 2015 World Health Day focuses on Food Safety

    Posted on April 07, 2015

    Food safety is internationally recognised as one of the most important risks to public health and food security.

  • International project on understanding impact of large-scale land acquisitions launched

    Posted on March 17, 2015

    The one million Euro AFGROLAND project was launched this week at a project team workshop. This ambitious project (African Food, Agriculture, Land and Natural Resource Dynamics), in the context of global agro-food-energy system changes was awarded through a competitive international bidding...

  • Visiting professors from Iowa State University share expertise

    Posted on March 11, 2015

    Food safety research, challenges and cooperative extension were the topics that Professors Cathy Strohbehn and Lakshman Rajagopal shared with faculty staff members and postgraduate students attending the mini symposium on Food Safety Challenges and Opportunities during the last week of February.

  • Have your (low GI) cake and eat it

    Posted on February 23, 2015

    Research by Prof Mohammad Naushad Emmambux, associate professor at UP’s Department of Food Science, and his colleagues has shown that it is possible to modify high GI starch using fatty acids so that it becomes a low GI starch.

  • A biscuit brings hope

    Posted on June 17, 2014

    Postgraduate students develop a magic bicuits

  • The chicken or the egg?

    Posted on June 17, 2014

    At the invitation of UP’s Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being and the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Prof Alders presented an insightful talk on village poultry, which is the poultry production system commonly found in rural areas and involves indigenous chicken genotypes.

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