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Growing Kent and Medway

Have you ever wondered how you might spend £15m on regenerating your local area? On Wednesday 5th June, the University of Greenwich hosted an exciting event at the Medway campus as part of the ‘Growing Kent & Medway’ research, innovation and...

World Food Safety Day

Friday 7th June marked the United Nations’ inaugural World Food Safety Day. Its aim was to make us all realise that food safety is everyone’s problem. Here at NRI we agree 100%. Everyone has the right to safe, nutritious and sufficient food, but...

Hero Hoverflies: tiny travellers with big potential

Hoverflies, which mimic wasps in their black and yellow markings but do not possess a sting, are incredibly useful as pollinators and pest controllers amid the decline of other insect species, as a new study into their migratory behaviour has...

Beautiful Berries and Super Soft Fruits

On Tuesday 28th May, NRI convened a one-day seminar at the Produce Quality Centre (PQC) in East Malling, Kent. Experts, academics and representatives from across the soft fruit industry supply chain were invited to discuss current challenges facing...

Major investment in Food and Nutrition Security research at NRI

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is delighted to announce that it has been granted an award from Research England’s ‘Expanding Excellence in England’ (E3) Fund to increase its research on food and nutrition security. Through a highly...

Food, the environment and the future: what can we expect?

Is veganism the answer to help us sustain global food production into the future? Does a balanced and healthy diet come from balanced and healthy farming practices? How can we find more sustainable farming solutions and avoid cruelty in agriculture and modern...

Job Creation and New Enterprise in Medway

Are you passionate about job creation and new enterprise in the food industry in Kent & Medway? Do you have ideas on what would work best in the local area and where? There is £15m at stake - can you help us win it for Kent & Medway? If you can...

Make mine a pint please…of science, that is!

Coming soon to a pub near you, this year’s ‘Pint of Science’ festival will allow you to sip and think. This popular worldwide science event held every year in May, brings brilliant researchers to your local pub to present their scientific...

New University Chancellor, Lord Boateng, visits NRI

On Tuesday 7th May 2019, Lord Boateng paid a visit to the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich’s Medway campus in Kent. Lord Boateng recently took over from Baroness Scotland as Chancellor of the University of Greenwich. As...
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