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TRACE study: Does not getting enough sleep increase the chance of a severe peanut allergic reaction?

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The Threshold Reactivity and Clinical Evaluation (TRACE) study looked at how sleep deprivation, exercise, and repeat allergen exposure over time, can affect the threshold of an allergic reaction

From beehive to jar, the complexities of honey authenticity

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A beekeeper inspecting a hive at Deans Court, Wimborne, United Kingdom by Annie Spratt

Last year, we talked about the complex nature of honey authenticity. In this follow up post, Rick Mumford, Head of the Science, Evidence and Research directorate comments on the recent review of the methods used to test honey authenticity.

Consumer and stakeholder acceptance of urban grown food and alternative proteins - my Transforming UK Food Systems SPF Programme Fellowship

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Dr Bethan Mead, Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool discusses her joint FSA-UKRI fellowship as part of the Transforming UK Food Systems SPF Programme, which explores urban grown food and alternative proteins

PATH-SAFE: Tracking foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial-resistant microbes

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To mark the end of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Eva Scholtus and Emily Parr from the Microbiology Society discuss our collaborative workshop series as part of the Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (PATH-SAFE) programme.