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Hi-tech camera to 'taste' apples

In the competitive world of food retail and food production the quality of a food product is of uppermost importance. Scientists in the US claim...

The calcium-fat balance: impact on cancer

Men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer should try to reduce the levels of fat and calcium in their diet in order to delay the...

Soy - not just a protein and isoflavone

Dutch based company Acatris, recently formed through the merger of food and health companies Daminco, Orffa Health & Nutrition, Schouten USA and SoyLife Nederland, has...

Hormone tackles obesity

A simple hormone could be the answer for millions of people worldwide suffering from obesity. An international team of scientists claim to have discovered a...

Edible film for food safety

This week we reported on new research that suggests the dairy ingredient casein could be used in the packaging and coating of foods. Today we...

Compounds for flavours, new research

Researchers in the UK claim to have devised a new method of selectively oxidising terpenes to produce compounds of particular interest to the perfumery, flavour...

Edible packaging from dairy ingredient

A scientist at the US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has received a patent for her method to turn a milk protein into water-resistant films that...

Dangers of low-carb, high-protein diets

The low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets which have become popular in recent years may be good at helping people lose weight rapidly, but they could also be...

Bioactive components in carrot juice: a new study

German pectin specialist Herbstreith & Fox claimed this week that it is endeavouring to exploit the raw materials used for pectin production as completely as...

A penchant for pasta

UK manufacturer and supplier of texture analysis equipment Lloyd Instruments announced this week that it has launched a new test fixture designed specifically to meet...

Flavour production: lung disease study

In May this year we reported on a US study that suggested workers in the food-flavouring manufacturing industry may be at risk of developing an...

UK breadmaking wheats selenium deficient

New research from the UK has revealed that selenium (Se) levels in British bread-making wheats are 10 to 50 times lower than in their American...

Shark bites obesity

A substance derived from dogfish sharks suppresses appetite and decreases body weight in rodents making it a potential anti-obesity treatment, according to new research. Researchers...

Lobster colour change- mystery unravelled

UK researchers announced a first this week when they reported their discovery of how lobsters change colour - the findings could herald new food colourings,...

Lexicon of dairy science

Dairy science comes under the microscope in a new publication to be published in October 2002. The Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences, compiled by Hubert Roginski...

Food industry body denies it pressurised gov

Claims that the US Food & Drug Administration was unduly influenced by the US food industry when drawing up its guidelines on fish consumption and...

'Whole' in one: grains reduce disease risk

A diet rich in wholegrains protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers thanks to their beneficial effects on risk factors such...

Natural yeast wall for encapsulation

British biotechnology company Fluid Technologies this week unveiled a new micro-encapsulation technology for the food ingredient industry. Micap is a patented technology based around the...

Netting the advantages: fish good for the heart

Eating fish benefits those who are at high risk for ischemic heart disease (IHD), finds a new study. The research also shows that sudden cardiac...

Enjoy old age...take to alcohol

The odd Gin & Tonic sipped after the age of 55 could be far more beneficial to the health than when consumed young, finds a...

Food additive reduces batch-to-batch variability

Solvay Interox, a subsidiary of US chemical and pharmaceutical Solvay group, is to produce polyglycerol-3, a food additive that can be used in baked goods,...

Zinc supplements: more research needed

A study in this week's issue of The Lancet suggests that pregnant women in developing countries who are given zinc supplements may in fact be...

Shed the pounds, eat peanuts

Peanuts are not normally considered a diet food - primarily because they are known to have a relatively high caloric level - but a new...

Food science in Africa

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), a global food science and technology organisation, claims to have identified agro-based economic development in Africa...

Food industry to boost R&D efforts?

More than one hundred food manufacturers in Australia attended a seminar this week to learn how to work together with research and development providers to...

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