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A New Recipe for Trust - Next Generation Sequencing in the Food Industry

Recent advances in rapid, high throughput DNA sequencing have revolutionised the study of biology, and have the capacity to do the same for food safety and security.


08 July 2016

Diamondback Moth Invasion?

In early June millions of these micro moths were reported filling the skies in the UK and, as is often the case, the sensationalist headlines hide a more mundane reality.  The original press release from Rothamsted Research highlighted the increased numbers being found in their traps. This was picked up by the ‘popular’ press and sensationalised. So, what are the facts?


16 June 2016


Cereals 2016 offered the rare opportunity to meet the lead scientists from Fera Science Ltd., and find out how the latest research and innovation are looking to shape future international cropping practices.


14 June 2016

Large Alder Sawfly - a native species that may be mistaken for the Asian hornet

A well informed and vigilant public is vital to the early detection of invasive plant pests and diseases.


09 June 2016

Scientific Publications

Search here for Fera's peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings. The database includes all Fera's and the former Central Science Laboratory's scientific, non-confidential publications from 1996 to date.

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