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Funding opportunities for innovative New Zealand food and beverage research

The High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge Ko Ngā Ka Whai Painga will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the HVN Contestable Fund in mid-2019. HVN secured $53.2M funding in 2018 to deliver its Strategic Plan for Tranche 2 (2019 – 2024) and continue its mission to develop high-value foods with validated health benefits to drive economic growth by working in partnership with the New Zealand Food and Beverage (F&B) industry and world-leading researchers in food innovation.  
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Could NZ grass-fed wagyu beef protect against heart disease?

As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease. Researchers have recruited men aged 35-55 willing to eat free meat three times a week for eight weeks...

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Registration open for Chinese Consumer Insight workshops

Plant and Food Research and High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge are hosting an interactive workshop to deliver the consumer insights gained from the latest research trip to Chinese, where our researchers spoke with consumers living with immune health...

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Foodomics 2019

Foodomics 2019 is where the country’s researchers and businesses taking premium foods for health and wellbeing to the world gather to collaborate, learn about the latest research and opportunities and network.
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International Science Advisory Panel visits New Zealand

The Challenge hosted the three current members of the Science Advisory Panel Chair Professor Sean Strain, Professor Nancy Krebs and Professor Philip Calder for an intensive two and a half day workshop with the Challenge’s Science Leadership Team
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