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- Tearless onion discovery hits the headlines
- Thrips lure wins award in France
- New team leads food and production research
- Whole grain flour from legumes make healthier snacks
- Potatoes researched for lower fat French fries
- Trial demonstrates product has cholesterol-lowering properties
- Food science, nutrition and meal ideas for cancer survivors
- New funds boost capability in vegetable research
- Crop & Food Research potatoes feature in botanic gardens
- Improving fish harvest technology - the underwater advantage
- Providing research for a growing aquaculture industry
- New Zealand science links with Bio Food Knowledge Centre in India
- Tools for sustainable sweet corn production
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