A report from the US National Toxicology Program has found “clear evidence” that Gingko biloba caused liver cancer in mice, and “some evidence” that gingko caused thyroid cancer in rats.
A study has found that an omega-3 supplement derived from NZ green-lipped mussel significantly improved lung function and reduced airway inflammation in asthmatics who experience exercise-induced asthma.
An international team of scientists has discovered the unique strain of Phytophthora infestans that was responsible for the Irish potato famine by using dried herbarium samples held in Munich and London.
A sustainable farming model could transform cassava from a poor people’s food crop into a 21st-century crop, the FAO says. Cassava is a cheaper alternative to wheat and maize, and can be processed into a high-quality flour.
Australian research into taro could open new markets and create greater food security in the Pacific region, according to UQ and PARDI research leader Shane Dullahide.
As part of a worldwide effort to find better ways of controlling ethylene, scientists compared all existing ethylene control/removal methods and technologies. The results of their review are published in the journal Chemical Reviews.
A new food allergies portal that provides information for consumers and food manufacturers on managing food allergies has been launched to coincide with Food Allergy Awareness Week, 13 to 19 May.
Blackmores Institute has commissioned new research into the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the Davidson’s Plum. Southern Cross University will undertake the research into the native fruit, which grows around northern NSW.
Speaking at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Terry E Acree, PhD, described how people sometimes ‘see’ flavours in foods and beverages before actually tasting them.
British researchers have demonstrated that environment can enhance the flavour of whisky by up to 20%.
The iFAAM project - the world’s largest study of food allergies - will produce a standardised management process for companies involved in food manufacturing.
Growth rates of baby-leaf lettuce crops have been boosted by giant ‘floating’ nets. The nets create a unique microclimate, protecting plants from pests and extreme weather.
The AFGC has extended congratulations to Kraft and the Victorian Government on the official opening of Stage One of the Kraft Foods Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence.
Millions of people in developing countries may benefit from a breakthrough in chickpea farming thanks to an international project involving a researcher from The University of Western Australia.
Scientists have identified the location and certain genetic characteristics of taste stem cells on the tongue. The findings will facilitate techniques to grow and manipulate new functional taste cells for both clinical and research purposes.