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Smorgasbord of food news, and the typeset of peace? Reading in the News - 1 June – University of Reading

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Smorgasbord of food news, and the typeset of peace? Reading in the News - 1 June

Release Date 01 June 2017

Food platter

Sugar: Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted in a Times article about adults cutting sugar content. In his quote, Dr Kuhnle warns about the “unintended consequence” of radically changing a diet to remove sugar.

Reheating chicken: Dr Andreas Karatzas (Food) is interviewed on BBC’s Rip off Britain about the science behind reheating food, and shared advice about how many times it’s safe to reheat foods including chicken.  


Antiperspirants: Marie Claire magazine look at questions around sweating, and include comments by Prof Philippa Darbre (Biosciences) who looks at the impact of antiperspirants on health.  

Chocolate Jackfruit: Research conducted by an international team including Prof Jane Parker (Food) were able to produce a chocolate aroma from jackfruit seeds. The story was reported in Brazilian news outlets Focorural, UoL News, Exame and the Sociedade Nacional de Agricultura.

Typeset of peace: Further coverage of a typeset designed by a Typography graduate which combines Hebrew and Arabic, which is being called ‘the typography of peace’, in the Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel.

Dairy matrix: Further coverage of recommendations by an international panel of food experts that food should be evaluated as a whole stuff rather than just the nutrients, in the Daily Reporter, Daily Coin and the Wine Spectator.

Law collaboration: All about Law cover a new collaboration between UoR and the University of Law to provide new courses on campus. Prof Susan Breau (Law) is quoted. 

Other coverage

  • Thames Valley Science Park is mentioned in articles from Portuguese outlets Bombia and Negocios about a new contract in the UK
  • Austrian news outlet MeinBezirk mention Prof Ed Hawkins’ (Met) Climate spirographics which show global temperature increases in the last 150 or so years.
  • Bracknell News have reviewed the 2017 UoR student Film festival
  • Further coverage of research by Prof Paul Williams (Met) into climate-related turbulence in How Stuff Works




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