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Australia: new centre for food technologies

A new centre for Australian research into food technologies which will aim to produce safer, more nutritious foods, was launched this morning at Food Science...

Veggie combo fights cholesterol

A study by researchers at the University of Toronto and St Michael's Hospital in Canada found that a diet including foods such as soy proteins,...

One-stop cocktail for gluten screening

With the rising tide of food intolerance in consumers, today's society is increasingly turning to science to come up with new tools to tackle the...

Curbing childhood obesity

Obesity - a growing problem, not just in the West, and not just in adults. Governments around the world are increasingly concerned about the rise...

The power of grape juice

Drinking grape juice may be a better alternative to taking supplements, say researchers, who report that concord grape juice's powerful antioxidant effects may offer extra...

Canada extends food irradiation use

Europe may remain reticent over the use of irradiation by food manufacturers but other countries across the world are making steps towards increasing the use...

Peanut butter to cut diabetes risk

Smooth or crunchy? Which ever way you prefer your peanut butter, the ingredients contained within could well keep diabetes at bay. Researchers at the Harvard...

Blueberry breakfast beats memory loss

Berries of all shapes and forms are making the news on a regular basis as scientists tap into the potential health benefits held therewithin. Scientists...

Where lies coffee's stimulant?

Last week we reported on a study that suggested the buzz we get from coffee may not, unlike the widely held belief, actually be from...

Green cows? Pull the udder one!

We reported yesterday on recent research carried out by scientists in Australia on genetically modified sheep capable of producing more milk than their non-GM sisters....

Chubby GM sheep produce more milk

The first research of its type in Australia has concluded that genetically modified sheep grow bigger and faster, produce double the amount of milk, can...

Acrylamide platform calls for findings

Since a Swedish study send a shudder of fear throughout the food industry earlier this year, scientists have been fervently investigating the presence of the...

Hands up for B vitamins!

Folic acid could dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease, deep vein thrombosis and stroke if levels of homocysteine (an amino acid) were reduced, according...

Go-ahead for chocoholics

Chocolate may actually be good for you, suggests new research which confirms previous studies showing the benefits of flavonols found in certain chocolates and cocoa...

Need a kick? Take a decaf

People who enjoy the occasional decaf latte may be getting more of a fix than they realise, report Swiss scientists this week. The scientists reported...

Non-GMO traceability in Brazil

European companies continue to make inroads into South America as German-based GeneScan Europe announced this week that it has opened a new laboratory in Sao...

Peanut allergies rising, reveals UK study

As the EU discusses new , much tougher, legislation on the labelling of potential allergens on food products, a new study from the Isle of Wight,...

The burden of heart disease

More news to suggest that governments in Europe must continue to curb the growing tide of obesity as the burden of heart disease, long linked...

Tea total pregnancies

Numerous studies have demonstrated the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy, particularly binge and heavy patterns of drinking. However, increasing evidence indicates that moderate drinking...

Novozymes intensifies biotech research

Danish enzymes company Novozymes has linked up with a major breeding ground for food scientists, the Technical University of Denmark, to set up the 'Novozymes...

New flavours: the taste of summer

Convincing our taste buds that summer is, in fact, an all-year event has long been the challenge of food scientists. A new range from flavour...

Danisco targets women

The American arm of Danish ingredients company Danisco announced this week that in order to capitalise on the most influential segment of US shoppers in...

Good news for coffee drinkers

High coffee consumption could be associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, suggest Dutch researchers in a letter in this week's issue of...

Good news for coffee drinkers

High coffee consumption could be associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, suggest Dutch researchers in a letter in this week's issue of...

Food technology: vacuuming the trans fat

A new method for frying snacks is keen to tap into the current trend towards healthy eating. US company Harvest Bay has come up with...