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Researchers produce healthier French fries

french fries

Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology is being investigated by researchers at the University of Otago, Canada, for its use in food processing. The group have used PEF to produce a less costly and wasteful, and even healthier, French fry.

The power of analytics in farm sustainability

Smart farm data

Agrisciences Group Member Dr Andreas Soteriades describes how data is changing the way we farm.

SCI AGM 2018 Voting now open

red vote button

We are pleased to say that we have seen strong interest from a wide range of members who wish to participate in SCI's governance. As there are more candidates than positions for the Chair and Ordinary Members of the Board of Trustees there will be an election.

Agri-Food: Careers advice from the experts

Fruit and vegetables

Cassie Sims reports from SCI's first Agri-Food Early Careers Day.

Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges

Grand challenges

UK government Ministers have delivered a series of debates chaired by former Science Minister Lord Willetts to engage delegates with the progress of the Industrial Strategy's Grand Challenges.

Journal Highlights June 2018

Challenges

The latest highlights from SCI's journals – from the relationship between herbicides and antimalarials, to biomaterial development.

#SCIPEL: Casting light on a greener future

Martyn Poliakoff

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn discussed the role of photochemistry – the study of light’s effects on chemical reactions – in creating a greener and more sustainable society as essential resources deplete.

GDPR is coming this Friday

GDPR

GDPR comes into force on Friday 25 May. Here's what you need to know.

UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

lightbulb idea moment

UKRI has published its Strategic Prospectus outlining its goals and intentions. The publication marks the beginning of UKRI’s first strategy, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

Could graphene solve the water shortage?

graphen-oxide membrane

In Manchester, UK, the development of graphene – a material comprised of a single-layer of carbon in a honeycomb structure – is revolutionising modern membrane desalination and water filtration techniques.