Complying with international safety standards for pesticides will make our fresh produce safer
The food safety research team at the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security has proposed changes to current pesticide control that would help bring the standard of local fresh produce to the same level of compliance as exported fresh produce.
Fresh produce from informal traders: Is it safe to eat?
Unlike restaurants or conference venues that must be formally licensed to prepare and serve food, catering for local church weddings or funerals does not need to comply with specific health and safety standards.
Managing food losses from farm to table
When consumers see fresh produce on the market shelf or on their plate, they often have very little idea of the losses incurred on the journey from the farm.
Pathogen hunters fight mushroom spoilage
Leaving no door handle un-swabbed, mushroom detectives sift through potential crime scenes looking for clues that might cause some of our most nutritious food to spoil before it reaches your table.
How safe is the food on your plate?
In an ideal world, a farmer might sell a harvest of fresh produce to families nearby, who would eat that produce within the week.
Young student carries torch for UP OneHealth on international board
UP undergraduate Aqil Jeenah cares about animals and humans, and the impact climate change has on their environment. Despite his youth, his work already helps bring health, veterinary and ecological disciplines together to solve global health challenges.
One Health supports rural farming communities at the interface with wildlife conservation
UP aims to improve human and animal health in rural farming communities at the interface with the Kruger National Park through research, student training, and community engagement.
Fighting zoonoses in Mnisi, Mpumalanga
Rabies and tick-bite fever can be transmitted from animals to humans - UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science helps farming communities near wildlife manage these diseases through research.
Vets and other experts collaborate for human, animal and environmental health
Recent disease outbreaks like Ebola and bird flu occurred largely because humans and animals share an environment in which disease can spread from one to the other.
A new indigenous personality test for South Africa
Psychological assessments for employees have been controversial in South Africa because of the country’s troubled past.