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Turkey Trouble: Home cooks risk food poisoning from washing their Christmas bird

Turkey Trouble: Home cooks risk food poisoning from washing their Christmas bird | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Half of Christmas Day cooks are still washing their festive turkeys under the tap despite the risk of food poisoning - with men most likely to contravene food standards advice.

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The research cited in the article was conducted as part of the Enigma project funded by the ESRC, Medical Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council and Food Standards Agency.

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Public reaction to horse meat to be analysed through social media

Public reaction to horse meat to be analysed through social media | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Social media data surrounding the horse meat incident will be analysed by Cardiff University researchers to see how rumours spread and measure public engagement.   

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Article regarding the ESRC funded Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory (COSMOS) investment

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Master challenge: the UK food system

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), under the Global Food Security programme are delighted to announce the five successful grants of the 'Understanding the Challenges of the Food System' call.

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Article announces the ESRC funded 'Understanding the Challenges of the Food System' call

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Your Sunday roast chicken should carry a health warning

Your Sunday roast chicken should carry a health warning | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The horror of the campylobacter scandal is that it is a predictable result of our 'just in time' farming system

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The article was written by two ESRC-funded researchers; John Allen is Professor of Economic Geography at the Open University and Stephanie Lavau lectures at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University.

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Discovering the impact of the horse meat scandal using social media

Cardiff University researchers will discover public perceptions of the recent horse meat scandal for the first time by analysing social media data.

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The article cites Cardiff University’s Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory (COSMOS) which has been awarded an ESRC grant under the Global Food Security Programme; a joint initiative with the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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