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Could consuming New Zealand blackcurrants be enough to earn an Olympic medal?

Could consuming New Zealand blackcurrants be enough to earn an Olympic medal?

29 May 2020

The news is bright for the New Zealand blackcurrant industry, with a recent meta-analysis study showing that properties in Adaptive New Zealand blackcurrants can improve sports performance.

 
Plant & Food Research joins forces with Māori groups to conserve taonga fish and plants

Plant & Food Research joins forces with Māori groups to conserve taonga fish and plants

28 May 2020

Scientists at Plant & Food Research will collaborate with Maori groups to develop protocols to preserve reproductive cells for iconic or endangered freshwater fish.

 
New Zealand horticulture exports grow to 6.2 billion

New Zealand horticulture exports grow to 6.2 billion

8 May 2020

New Zealand horticulture exports reached a record breaking $6.2 million in the year ending June 2019 - an increase of $720 million from the previous year.

 
Message to our customers, collaborators and partners regarding the transition to COVID-19 alert Level Three

Message to our customers, collaborators and partners regarding the transition to COVID-19 alert Level Three

28 April 2020

Level Three gives greater scope for commercial operations but maintains stringent criteria for how those operations can be conducted.

 
Science staff on lockdown crowd-source image labeling skills to train machine learning models

Science staff on lockdown crowd-source image labeling skills to train machine learning models

19 April 2020

Like millions of New Zealanders, the majority of Plant & Food Research staff have been self-isolating at home, but it does not stop them from contributing to science, one puppy or kitten image at a time.

 
Message to our customers, collaborators and partners regarding COVID-19

Message to our customers, collaborators and partners regarding COVID-19

31 March 2020

Aotearoa New Zealand is in lockdown and Plant & Food Research is no exception.

 
New Zealand blackcurrants – more than a one-hit wonder for exercise recovery

New Zealand blackcurrants – more than a one-hit wonder for exercise recovery

5 March 2020

It’s further good news for people who exercise regularly. According to a study by scientists at Plant & Food Research, anthocyanin-rich New Zealand blackcurrants provide more than one-off benefits for exercise recovery.

 
Importance of healthy plants celebrated in International Year of Plant Health

Importance of healthy plants celebrated in International Year of Plant Health

19 February 2020

Healthy plants’ contribution to New Zealand’s wellbeing and economic sustainability has been highlighted at the launch of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) at Parliament tonight.

 
Scientists invent new traps for brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)

Scientists invent new traps for brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)

10 February 2020

Scientists looking at how to control a future invasion in New Zealand of brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) have developed new traps that could be used to remove future offspring by attracting and removing males and females.

 
NZ hops can help during fasting

NZ hops can help during fasting

7 February 2020

A new study shows that a New Zealand hop extract can help reduce hunger pangs when using fasting as a way to manage food intake.

 
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