Food design & research > Nutrition

Nutrition labelling study uses smartphone app

05 November, 2015

A study on nutrition labelling using smartphones is underway in New Zealand.

Melbourne researchers discover 'sensor' protein that could fight obesity and diabetes

02 November, 2015

A discovery by Melbourne researchers could play a major role in the fight against obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The fall of the low-fat myth

02 November, 2015

Low-fat interventions have been found to be no more successful than higher-fat interventions in achieving and maintaining weight loss for periods longer than one year.

US online tool offers instant data on foodborne disease

29 October, 2015

The updated Foodborne Outbreak Online Database Tool lets users search nearly 20 years of outbreak data by state, food or germ.

Dairy sector capitalises on protein's popularity boom

21 October, 2015

The food and beverage industry is capitalising on the soaring consumer interest in protein content, with the trend particularly evident in the dairy segment.

Blame it on mum and dad: how genes influence what we eat

15 October, 2015 by Nicholas Archer, CSIRO

Everybody's food preferences vary and are shaped by their unique combination of three interacting factors: the environment (your health, diet and cultural influences); prior experience; and genes, which alter your sensory perception of foods.

Finding the genes for tastier blueberries

14 October, 2015

Tastier blueberries could be on their way, with US researchers identifying the flavour traits that consumers desire and developing specific breeding targets to improve flavour.

Mars opens collaborative food safety research centre

25 September, 2015

Mars has opened its Global Food Safety Center, a facility for pre-competitive research and training that aims to raise global food safety standards through collaboration.

Should we ban super-size portions?

16 September, 2015

Eliminating larger-sized portions from the diet could reduce energy intake by up to 29%, according to a review that examined the links between 'overserving' and overeating.

Exploding population demands drastic changes in nutrition science

15 September, 2015

Drastic changes are needed in nutrition science to feed the world's exploding population.

Turning faeces into food

27 August, 2015

NASA has awarded US$200,000 to a research project that will investigate recycling human waste into food, nutraceuticals and other materials.

Too much food, not enough nutrition

27 August, 2015

Community Chef, the largest provider of prepared meals for the aged and disability care sector in Australia, has collaborated with CSIRO and Food Innovation Australia to support the the most nutritionally vulnerable members of society.

Food processing for chubby pets

20 August, 2015

Pet obesity is on the rise. Could new processing systems for pet food be the answer?

Aussies eating 32 kg of chocolate per year!

17 August, 2015

Australians have scored a measly 61% in our diet report card, and the CSIRO thinks we need to try harder!

Trans fats — not saturated fat — linked to heart disease, death

13 August, 2015

A study has found trans fats, but not saturated fats, are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease.

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