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News that IGFS and the School of Biological Sciences are to play a leading role in a new, government-backed UK network to accelerate the agrifood industry towards Net Zero picked up solid, NI and UK media coverage, including BBC Radio Ulster, Ulster Grocer, Food Matters Live, Belfast Telegraph, British Farming Forum on Facebook, Agriland and Farm Week.
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May was a very busy month for communications with a lot of news stories going out from, and events happening, at IGFS and the School of Biological Sciences - including the amazing news that IGFS & the School of Biological Sciences scored No 1 in the UK in the independent REF university-ranking exercise.
The launch of the Centre of Excellence for Agriculture & Food Integrity - a partnership between IGFS and the UK's National Measurement Laboratory - attracted solid national and international coverage, including Gov.uk; Thai News Service; Mirage News Australia; ForeignAffairs.co.nz; and Feed Navigator.
Honorary Professor John Gilliland's Inaugural Lecture also garnered widespread coverage in the NI mainstream and agricultural media, including Farm Week, BBC Radio Ulster, Agriland, Farming Life, the Belfast Telegraph and the Irish Farmers' Journal.
News of Dr Elizabeth Magowan's honorary professorships at IGFS was picked up by a range of local, national and international outlets including The Farmer (UK); The Herald Ghana; British Farming Forum on Facebook; Veterinary Times (UK) and Farm Week.
News that IGFS and the School of Biological Sciences (in which IGFS is anchored) scored No 1 in the UK in the independent REF assessment of research quality at UK universities was covered by Food Matters Live; the Irish Farmers' Journal; BBC Online; the NI Chamber of Commerce; and Veterinary Today.
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A CIEL report - written by experts including from the Institute for Global Food Security and our strategic partners AFBI - that found that GHG emissions could be reduced significantly towards Net Zero if widescale mitigations were adopted across UK farms garnered solid coverage in the local and national agricultural media.
Coverage included Farmers' Weekly, FeedNavigator, ENP Newswire, Pig World, Agriland and The Farmer. Full report available from email@example.com
A letter published in The Lancet by a number of food-integrity experts, including Professor Chris Elliott of IGFS, questioned the latest data around the health benefits (or otherwise) of eating unprocessed red meat.
It gained widespread coverage including The Times, the Irish Times, the Irish Independent, The Grocer, Farming UK and Agriland.co.uk
Also this month, news of an all-Ireland food integrity hub, FOOD-I - in which IGFS will play a leading role - picked up widespread national coverage including Alpha Galileo; the Belfast Telegraph; the Irish Times; Farm Week; and Dairy Industry International.
News of a research paper led by Dr Ryan McGuire of IGFS and co-authored by prominent UK campaigner Lord Donald Curry of Kirkharle, arguing that investment in the quality of UK soils and peatlands could significantly boost the de-carbonisation of agriculture, generated widespread coverage in both mainstream and agricultural media.
Titles covering the soil research included Agriland.co.uk; the Ghana Herald; Business News Wales; Food and Drink Business Europe; and India Education Diary.
An IGFS response to an Independent Strategic Review of the Northern Ireland Agri-food Sector by Sir Peter Kendall also picked up solid coverage including the British Farming Forum on Facebook; Agriland.co.uk; and Food and Beverage News.
International research in which our colleague Professor Aedin Cassidy participated - which evidenced a link between foods containing flavonoids and a reduced mortality risk for sufferers of Parkinson's disease - gained widespread, global coverage including Science Daily; Asian News International; EurekAlert and Medical XPress.
A follow-up Queen's University news release generated over 30 items of regional and national coverage including Mail Online; the Irish Daily Mail; the Irish Sun; the Irish Independent; Newstalk FM; the Irish News; U105 and Highland Radio.
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The biggest hitter of the year so far, coverage of our research into feeding cows seaweed to reduce methane emissions, led by Prof Sharon Huws, garnered over 350 items of national and international coverage, including TIME magazine, AOL, Yahoo! Canada, The Independent, The Times, Mail Online, BBC Radio 4 and The Grocer.
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News of the honorary professorship awarded to Dr John Gilliland of Devenish Nutrition also picked up local, national and international coverage, paritcularly across the agriculture and agrifood media, including Farm Week, Farming Life, Irish Farmers' Journal as well as the Derry Journal and The (Ghana) Herald.
News that Dr Julia Sigwart and team discovered a new breed of oyster and named it, plus launched a campaign to protect it and other important marine life in Malaysia, picked up solid coverage including Press Association, Yahoo!Canada, ITV, the Belfast Telegraph, the Irish News as well as media outlets in Malaysia.
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News that Dr Katerina Theodoridou's research into whether feeding ruminant livestock willow silage could mitigate against methane and ammonia emmissions, a project carried out in partnership with AFBI NI, picked up local, national and international coverage including the Farmers' Guardian, Agriland, the Herald Ghana, indianarrative.com and Feed Navigator.
Research led by Professor Aedin Cassidy of IGFS, revealing a link between flavonoid consumption (red wine, berries, etc), the gut microbiome and blood pressure, received excellent, international media coverage (over 200 items).
Coverage to date includes The Independent; The Times; TheWashingtonTime.com; the International Business Times (India edition); Sky News; Yahoo! New Zealand; SydneyNewsToday.com; The Independent; BBC Radio 4; The Irish Times; The Daily Mail; and Yahoo! Canada (full list available from IGFS Comms Officer Una Bradley email@example.com)
IGFS in the headlines
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