Food design & research > Nutrition

A natural food preservative may kill food-borne bacteria

12 August, 2011

A naturally occurring lantibiotic could be added to food to kill harmful bacteria like salmonella, E. coli and listeria.

Improving potato varieties for better potato chips

04 July, 2011

Potato tubers must meet strict guidelines to avoid chips and fries producing the harmful compound acrylamide.

Help needed to sniff out most desirable truffle

17 June, 2011

Food scientists at The University of Western Australia are hoping to conduct a study to find out what makes one gourmet fungi more desirable than another.

Molecular diagnostics technology aids management of E. coli crisis

14 June, 2011

A new xTAG gastrointestinal pathogen panel has been used to triage patients suspected of having an E. coli infection at German Kliniken der Stadt Koln.

Scientists are taking the bitterness out of good health

10 June, 2011

Scientists are working on bitter blockers to take the bitterness out of drug compliance and nutrition.

UQ develops renewable organic source of omega-3

03 June, 2011

The University of Queensland is assisting an Australian agricultural-biotechnology company to harvest omega-3 oil from organically grown algae rather than fish stocks or plants.

Addictive foods

31 May, 2011 by

Some people react to certain foods the same way an alcoholic or addict gets hooked on their substance of choice. Now some researchers are claiming that some processed food manufacturers know this and create their formulas and recipes so consumers will become addicted to their product.

Relaunch of nutrient database

18 May, 2011

A new version of a popular nutrient database used by consumers and researchers to find out what nutrients are in food has been launched.

Types of gut microbiota affect intake of nutrients

04 May, 2011

A metagenomics study has discovered that every human being’s intestinal system consists of one of three types of gut microbiota, which in turn affects the intake of medicines and nutrients into the body.

Scientists are taking the bitterness out of good health

23 April, 2011

Scientists are working on bitter blockers to take the bitterness out of drug compliance and nutrition.

No scientific evidence found to link food colours and hyperactivity in children

08 April, 2011

Ahead of a hearing on food colours and hyperactivity in children, the IFIC has submitted comments to the FDA highlighting lack of scientific evidence linking the two issues.

Focus on men's health during World Salt Awareness Week in Australia

28 March, 2011

As part of the World Salt Awareness Week, the George Institute for Global Health is focusing on the adverse effects excess salt has on Australian men, and trying to raise awareness of the problem both in public discourse and within the food industry.

Bitterness blocker aims to make food more appealing

28 March, 2011

A new bitterness blocker is being developed to help people with a sensitivity to bitter foods enjoy a more diverse diet.

Woolworths eyes sustainable palm oil

03 March, 2011

Woolworths is requesting more research into the availability of sustainable palm oil as it aims to drive market transformation.

Research challenges effectiveness of calorie labelling

16 February, 2011

Calorie labelling may not affect food purchases by teens or by parents for their children, according to a study.

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