Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Incredible innovations are supporting the food and drink industry to grow for gold. Scientists at the James Hutton Institute dreamed up a range of apps to aid farmers and food producers. Those dreams are now a reality, with apps on the market including one which detects carbon content in soil, one which predicts potato crop size distribution.

The same Institute has secured a five-year extension to its blackcurrant breeding contract with Ribena.

Abertay University is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and has academic staff with unrivalled specialist knowledge and expertise - and Scotland's only food lab featuring a climate controlled consumer experience area.


LATEST BLOG - 'Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perthshire Have the Perfect Recipe for Innovation' published 26 September 2019

Meet Dr Nick Birch from The James Hutton Institute

Delivering practical outcomes and policy aides for sustainable agriculture which is faced with challenges of climate change, food security and pesticide reductions – it’s all in a day’s work for James Hutton Institute research scientist Dr Nick Birch[EG1] 

Follow the link to Dr Birch's profile here

Meet Susan McCallum from the James Hutton Institute

James Hutton Institute researcher Susan McCallum, is involved in a ground-breaking project that could help more UK farmers grow blueberries and tap into the burgeoning demand.

Follow the link to Susan McCallum's profile here

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