Food design & research

Chips? Just what the doctor ordered

21 September, 2021

It might soon be possible to take medicine via a plate of hot chips, thanks to a technology being developed at the University of Queensland.

Case-in point: scientists develop plant-protein probiotic

21 September, 2021

Canadian researchers are developing a plant-based fermented beverage with a nutritional quality comparable to casein, an animal protein found in milk.

Brewing a high-tech coffee

21 September, 2021

Researchers at VTT in Finland have produced lab-grown coffee that tasted and smelled like the real deal.

Buzz-iness is good for bee-free honey start-up

21 September, 2021

A Californian start-up that produces honey without any bees has seen interest from investors.

Pulsing with life: government invests in Australian beans

13 September, 2021

The Australian Government is investing in research to commercialise the production of plant-based protein sourced from Australian-grown pulses.

Study of tea finds industrial applications of filmy layer

08 September, 2021

Scientists have analysed the film that forms on cooling tea and have found that it has interesting industrial applications.

Kellogg's UK to have accessibility technology on boxes

08 September, 2021

The system will allow for blind and partially sighted people to access important information by scanning a code on the box.

Low-sodium salt to improve health

02 September, 2021

Research has found that those who use a low-sodium, high-potassium diet have a reduced chance of stroke.

New gas-detecting LEDs pass the sniff test

02 September, 2021

The new LEDs can be used to easily and cheaply detect gases, including those that are produced by off food

Sweet deal: native bee can make lucrative and healthy sugar

30 August, 2021

A low GI sugar is produced in the gut of stingless bees and its production can be increased with a sucrose-rich diet.

Future steak: a personalised Wagyu beef alternative

26 August, 2021

Researchers have unveiled their 3D-bioprinted structured Wagyu beef-like meat alternative that looks like the real thing and could one day be personalised to your taste.

Sniffing out the best plant-based burgers

25 August, 2021

Some plant-based burgers smell like the real deal when they are cooking, though other products still have a long way to go, new research finds.

Latest new products: from vegan mac & cheese to Aussie peanut butter

20 August, 2021

A look at the latest product launches hitting the shelves.

Winners in the F&B sector after tough year

17 August, 2021

F&B giants such as Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Yili and Lindt emerged on top in the Brand Finance Food & Drink 2021 report after a tough year.

NZ pumpkin milk to hit shelves in Asia

16 August, 2021

Made from NZ kabocha buttercup squash, the plant milk is now heading to Asia, thanks to a partnership between a Hawke's Bay company and the MPI.

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