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The Transformation of Wheat Research

Wheat is the staple food for more than 30% of the world population and provides more than 20% of all of the calories consumed around the world, offering high protein and fibre content. In addition to carbohydrates in the form of starch, wheat contains more minerals and trace elements that are vital for a healthy diet than any other staple food, including phosphorus, selenium, magnesium, zinc and manganese.

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Speaker profile: Jennie Lill

As a child, science, especially biomedical sciences, fascinated me. After watching Jurassic Park I decided that a career in Molecular Biology was the way to go and so I pursued a degree at Warwick University in the UK. After my degree (having not yet cloned a dinosaur but certainly learned a lot about cellular and molecular biology…) I pursued a Masters in Biotechnology at Nottingham Trent University where I discovered two of my continued scientific passions; mass spectrometry and tumour immunology.

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5 things to consider before you buy expensive “probiotic” yoghurt

Although yoghurt by itself is a nutritious food which contains calcium for bone health, many yoghurts on the market advertise themselves as “probiotic” yoghurts, and are sometimes up to 3-4 times as expensive as non-probiotic yoghurts. Is it really worth the extra expense and how do you choose which one to buy?

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