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UKRI announces new Quality and Food Loss Network


UKRI announces new Quality and Food Loss Network

Globally, over one third of food produced across the whole food chain is wasted. In the UK, 51% of the food wasted is lost before it even reaches consumers, during either the agriculture, post-harvest, distribution or processing stages. A significant proportion of food loss relates to the inherent physiology of the crops, poor control of post-harvest biology, and the efficacy and appropriateness of the control systems applied.

A new UK network that aims to use bioscience research to address this significant food loss is launched today by UKRI’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Jointly-led by Prof Carol Wagstaff from the University of Reading and Prof Leon Terry from Cranfield University, the network will stimulate links between academics and industry, attract a new cohort of early career researchers, and commission a diverse range of projects.

Find out more on the BBSRC website: UKRI announces new Quality and Food Loss Network.

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