Stretchy science

A variety of one off podcasts highlighting some of the stretchy science happening within Plant & Food Research

Growing with climate change

Growing with climate change

When climate change becomes imminent, what can growers do to adapt to extreme weather events to sustain their production or even thrive in the new normal? This week environmental scientist Dr Brent Clothier talks about different levels of adaptation for horticultural production, why horticulture should play a bigger role in the New Zealand economy and how our products can command an eco-premium through these efforts.

 
Future foods: all about choice and balance

Future foods: all about choice and balance

How can New Zealand prepare for the shifting global protein demands as the flexitarian diet becomes more mainstream? For the first time on Scigest, we have two guests: Dr Jocelyn Eason, General Manager of Food Innovation and Tracey Phelps from our Consumer & Products Insight team.

 
Seafood chowdown

Seafood chowdown

This week seafood is on the menu as we drop a line to fish scientist Dr Esme Robinson in Lincoln to find out if snapper have bubbly personalities, how you get a fish on a treadmill and the ancient art of flounder tickling.

 
The science of Amarasate

The science of Amarasate

We talk this week to Dr Edward Walker one of the lead scientists involved in discovering Amarasate™. Amarasate is a natural extract of New Zealand hops, that has been clinically demonstrated to regulate eating behaviour. An early stage clinical trial suggested that taking Amarasate before a meal can reduce the amount of food eaten and therefore reduce calorie intake.

 
Meet the scigesters

Meet the scigesters

A chatty introduction to the scigest team - who we are, the science we do, what we think about science in society, and a bit about Blue's car.

 
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