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Fish take to designer diets

Farm-raised fish consuming their own 'designer diet' could improve the health of populations, report scientists at US Purdue University. Researchers are currently putting their heads...

Removing fear from oysters

This week people across the world will be indulging in one of the wonders of nature's waters - oysters. Unfortunately, for a handful of people...

Antioxidants vs genes

Scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK have received funding to study whether genes can influence the benefits gained by some people from...

Extending dairy shelf life

Research carried out at the Texas A&M university could improve dairy industry consumer products of tomorrow, claim scientists this week. For a doctoral thesis, Alexander...

Committee confirms safety of T25

The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP) has published its response to food safety concerns about the GM maize known as Chardon LL,...

Persian crop for perfect pasta

A variety of wheat from ancient Persia has been used to successfully breed the world's first salt-tolerant durum wheat variety, writes the Australian Commonwealth Scientific...

Understanding the wheat genome

In a move to boost industry research and enhance nutritional applications of wheat and other major cereal crops, chemical giant DuPont announced this week that...

A dream for chocoholics

Canadian biopharmaceutical company Forbes Medi-Tech this week reports on study results showing that chocolate, containing its cholesterol-lowering phytosterol ingredient Reducol, significantly reduced LDL cholesterol in...

Growing old sensibly

Early next century there will be more Europeans over 60 years old than under 20. A major European funded project currently underway will examine the...

Ingredient to combat high blood pressure?

A milk ingredient made by Dutch ingredients business DMV International can effectively reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients, the company reported this week. In a...

Dietary moves to tackle osteoporosis

The World Health Organisation has defined osteoporosis as the second leading health care problem after cardiovascular disease. A new European funded project - called 'Osteodiet'...

Feeding European science

With the aim to improve scientific understanding in the European Union, in November this year Brussels witnessed the launch of one of the biggest research...

R&D investment for Aussie dairy industry

Environmental sustainability and bioscience technologies are key priorities of Australia's dairy sector, according to the new manufacturing head of the industry's research and development organisation....

Iron lacks strength in UK

Leading nutritional experts yesterday called for new initiatives to tackle iron deficiency among young children after a conference heard that one in four infants over...

Understanding 'sweet medicines'

Proteomics technology company Proteome Systems is to work with Swiss food giant Nestle in a bid to investigate 'sweet medicines'. Under a glycoproteomics research programme,...

Fear not the cranberries

The gastronomic delights of Christmas appear to be the focus of current research at the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA). Earlier this week we reported...

Corn fibre into high value, new research

A $2.4 million (€2.4m) research grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) will allow the National Corn Growers Association, Archer Daniels Midland and the...

Acne: modern diet to blame

Eating too much refined bread and cereal may be one of the causes of teenage acne, according to a team of US scientists reports this...

Yuletide treats given the all clear

As the season of mincepies and Christmas pudding approaches the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) finds that dried fruit products are within the legal limits...

Oily cheese cuts the cholesterol

Changing consumption of normal cheese to cheese made from vegetable oils can reduce cholesterol levels in some people, according to a new study published in...

Drop in PAHs

Food safety issues may be increasing in Europe but according to a recent study of people's diets, levels of a group of harmful chemicals have...

Cheese under the knife

Hispanic-style cheese made in Mexico may provide US scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the chief scientific research agency for the US department of...

Solutions for coeliac sufferers

We reported last week on a group of European scientists that are jointly developing a biosensor for the detection of gluten in food in order...

Eternal youth - role of vitamins

A project supported by the European Commission is studying fat-soluble vitamins A and E and carotenoids in order to assess their role in the human...

Food safety: measuring exposure

A European funded project currently underway will seek to facilitate the assessment of exposure to a range of food chemicals - to include food additives,...

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