Food design & research

Fruit carrying citrus disease intercepted at border

21 February, 2020

Fruit carrying the citrus canker pathogen has been intercepted by Australian biosecurity officers, preventing a repeat of an earlier outbreak in 2004.

Chocolate: the sweet taste of... chemistry?

20 February, 2020 by National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

What makes chocolate so irresistible? It could be the chemical compounds commonly found in cacao beans, such as theobromine and epicatechin.

Pulse crop breakthrough sowing the seeds for change

20 February, 2020

A technique developed by researchers from the University of Western Australia could speed up the development of seeds, leading to more abundant pulse crops.

Honey could be used to 'landscape' the gut

13 February, 2020

Foods like honey, liquorice, stevia and neem could be used to trigger phage production in the gut, to control harmful microbes and balance microbial diversity.

Getting ready for digital brewers of the future

12 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Emerson is partnering with a Belgian-based brewery group to modernise a pilot brewery used to educate the digital workforce of the next generation of brewers.

Have your cake and eat it with insect-based fat

11 February, 2020

Insect-based fat can be used as an alternative to butter in bakery products and one can hardly taste the difference in some circumstances, according to Belgium research.

Stabilising ice cream with freeze-dried strawberries

11 February, 2020

Researchers have found that freeze-dried berry powder can act as a stabiliser for ice cream, enabling it to keep its shape after reaching room temperature.

An egg a day not tied to risk of heart disease

03 February, 2020

Consuming an egg a day does not impact blood cholesterol levels and is not tied to cardiovascular disease, according to the Population Health Research Institute.

Frequent UTIs? Going vegetarian could help

03 February, 2020

Forgoing meat could reduce the risk of contracting urinary tract infections, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

Aussies opting for healthy drinks

28 January, 2020

Aussies are increasingly opting for healthy beverages when eating out, with sales topping $2.1 billion in 2018.

US outbreak of E. coli from romaine lettuce declared over

24 January, 2020

Salad lovers, rejoice! An E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, has been declared over by the US FDA and CDC.

Arsenic in rice snacks above EU safe level for kids, study

23 January, 2020

An RMIT study found 75% of the rice-based products tested contained levels of inorganic arsenic that exceeded the EU safety guidelines for infants.

Sales of meat-free, plant-based foods rising in UK

21 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Mintel

Mintel Group research has revealed that Britain's appetite for meat-free foods has increased by 40%, with sales predicted to exceed $2 billion by 2024.

UK reduces sugar content of soft drinks by 29%

21 January, 2020

An Oxford University study has revealed that the total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK decreased by 29% between 2015 and 2018.

Farmer's wife creates food range in response to drought

15 January, 2020

To weather the drought and fires scorching farms across the country, farmer Julia Foyster has developed an award-winning food range: Tweed Real Food.

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