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Research Collaborations

Research collaborators

The School of Food and Nutrition is a key component of the Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology.

The school works closely with other institutes, universities and research centres to produce valuable scientific research. By working together, we foster scientific progression and take advantage of the different skills and backgrounds of a range of research institutions, listed below.

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The Riddet Institute is one of only seven Government-funded Centres of Research Excellence undertaking discovery-based scientific research into foods and human nutrition, particularly functional foods and "future foods" that address obesity and metabolic syndrome.

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New Zealand Food Innovation Network

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The New Zealand Food Innovation Network is an accessible , national network of science and technology resources. It was created to support the growth and development of New Zealand food and beverage businesses of all sizes by providing the facilities and expertise to develop new products and processes from idea to commercial success.

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Plant & Food Research

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Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products. With more than 900 people based at sites across New Zealand, as well as in the USA and Australia, at the heart of Plant & Food Research is a goal to underpin the growth of plant- and marine-based industry through the successful application and commercialisation of research-based innovation.

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Roof Water Research Centre

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The aim of the Roof Water Research Centre is to generate, integrate and disseminate information through research, education and outreach activities that address safe and sustainable rainwater-harvesting practices.

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Centre for Postharvest and Refrigeration Research

The Centre for Postharvest and Refrigeration Research at Massey University was established in recognition of the inter-disciplinary nature of the postharvest sector. Efficient management of the process of storing, transporting and marketing perishable goods requires the combined efforts of biologists, technologists, engineers, supply chain analysts and marketers.

The mission of the centre is to foster development of a dynamic and innovative group involved in postharvest and refrigeration research, teaching, and extension, capable of providing excellent scientific outputs to sponsors, and exposing students to world-class research activity and philosophy.

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Vitamin D Research Centre 

The aim of the Vitamin D Research Centre at Massey University is to provide an umbrella for the diverse range of vitamin D research interests of scientists within the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health at both Albany and Manawat&##363; campuses.

From a public health perspective, members of the Vitamin D Research Centre are motivated to improve the status of population groups who are demonstrably at risk of vitamin D deficiency and the associated negative health consequences.

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