Emma Swaden

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Name: Emma Swaden
Date registered: 24/10/2013

Latest posts

  1. Valentine’s Day: its all about chemistry — 13/02/2015
  2. LGC attends PAG — 16/01/2015
  3. Early success for the African Orphan Crops Consortium — 23/12/2014
  4. Keeping nitrofuran residues out of EU food — 15/12/2014
  5. Proficiency Testing and the fight against food fraud — 21/11/2014

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Feb 13

Valentine’s Day: its all about chemistry

LGC products and services are used in all aspects of people’s day to day lives, even on Valentine’s Day. Whatever you’re doing this Valentine’s Day, there’s a good chance one of our offerings is helping to make your evening magical, without you even realising. Romantic dinner for two: Whether you’re indulging yourself at a top …

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Jan 16

LGC attends PAG

This week in San Diego, PAGXXII brought together over 2,800 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, over 1000 posters and 1800 abstracts. LGC attended PAG to participate in symposia where we discussed partnering to deliver key genomic solutions for breeding and development. We also ran …

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Dec 23

Early success for the African Orphan Crops Consortium

The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) is an international effort to improve the nutrition, productivity and climatic adaptability of some of Africa’s most important food crops, helping to decrease the malnutrition and stunting rife among the continent’s rural children. It includes the African Union – New Partnership for Africa’s Development; LGC; Mars; Google; ICRAF; BGI; …

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Dec 15

Keeping nitrofuran residues out of EU food

Nitrofuran antibiotics were first synthesised in the 1950’s for human use, with veterinary uses soon after. In the 1980’s concerns were raised about the carcinogenicity of nitrofurans and their metabolites. Nitrofurans are now prohibited for use in food-producing animals in most parts of the world but are still widely manufactured and authorised for other purposes. …

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Nov 21

Proficiency Testing and the fight against food fraud

The supply of food and beverages is now a massive worldwide industry generating trillions of pounds for producers, retailers and intermediaries. ‘Value’ is generally added at each stage of a product’s life and certain foods or beverages have ‘added value’ as a result of a designated geographical origin or as a result of production using …

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Nov 07

Remembrance Sunday: Remembering Fromelles

As a nation we have a duty to honour those who have given their lives for our country. On Remembrance Sunday this weekend, we will remember the millions of servicemen who have fought for our freedom. In the hundredth year since the start of the First World War many of us will remember the 10 …

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Oct 03

Rapid rise in workplace drugs testing

The BBC today have said that workplace drug testing has increased significantly in the UK. In an article, which featured LGC, the BBC claimed that the rise in the number of annual tests carried out by drugs screening companies is between 40 and 470%. LGC has seen a 100% increase in the number of annual …

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Aug 28

You’re invited to LGC’s end of summer barbecue!

As we near the last couple of weeks of summer, you may heating up your barbecue whilst enjoying the last few rays of sun. But do you know how safe the food is you’re eating, and do you know what’s really on the menu? LGC offers an unmatched range of standards and proficiency testing schemes, …

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Aug 18

LGC scientists attend ‘deeply moving’ Fromelles memorial ceremony

The Battle for Fromelles took place on July 19 1916. It resulted in the death of 4000 British and commonwealth soldiers and has consequently become known as the worst 24 hours in Australian history. Since 2009, LGC scientists have worked alongside the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Oxford Archaeology to identify the fallen soldiers. So …

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Jul 10

Allergic reactions: a serious consequence of food fraud

LGC now offers the first peanut allergen quality control (QC) materials that have been prepared in the same way as oral food challenge materials used to diagnose peanut allergies. LGC’s new QC reference materials, developed in conjunction with The University of Manchester, can now address difficulties such as ensuring sufficient homogeneity and long term stability, …

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