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Nutrigenomics for better functional foods

30 May, 2008

Functional food researchers are using nutrigenomics to discover why probiotics work.


ECO 2008 addressing latest obesity prevention methods

12 May, 2008

Around 2500 international food and health experts will gather in Geneva this week for Europe's premier obesity conference, the 16th European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2008), to assess the latest research from basic science to practical prevention programs and medical treatment.


The role of food in human exposure to antimicrobial resistant bacteria

18 April, 2008

The European Food Safety Authority BIOHAZ Panel has launched a public consultation and a call for additional scientific data on the extent of how food serves as a vehicle for antimicrobial resistance.


Analysing the NZ diet

10 March, 2008

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has started planning for the 2009 New Zealand Total Diet Survey, when commonly eaten food substances are put under the microscope.


Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain

12 February, 2008

Researchers have laboratory evidence that the widespread use of no-calorie sweeteners may actually make it harder for people to control their intake and body weight. The findings appear in the February issue of Behavioural Neuroscience, which is published by the American Psychological Association (APA).


Strategic opportunity overview released

22 January, 2008

Targeted foods have broad implications for the future of the food and beverage industry. As consumers are using diet to address health conditions, companies are responding by launching products with functional benefits targeted at specific health needs or population groups.


EFSA finds animal cloning safe

15 January, 2008

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on the implications of animal cloning on food safety, animal health and welfare and the environment.


Sugary soft drinks in decline: study

05 December, 2007

Australians are spurning sugar-sweetened soft drinks in favour of diet soft drinks and water, according to research released recently by the University of Wollongong.


Nutritional benefits of organic products

02 November, 2007

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has hailed preliminary findings from a four-year European Union (EU) study that indicate some organic foods are more nutritional than their non-organic counterparts.


Food aid more harm than good

13 September, 2007

Food aid to developing countries could actually worsen rural poverty and distort global trade, according to a report by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).


Property value linked to obesity rates

06 September, 2007

Neighbourhood property values predict local obesity rates better than education or incomes, according to a study published online this week by the journal Social Science and Medicine. For each additional $100,000 in the median price of homes, US researchers found obesity rates in a given ZIP code dropped by 2 %.


Australians getting fatter on healthier food

10 August, 2007 by Keiran Jones

The Australian and New Zealand nutraceuticals market is booming, according to a report by international market research company, Frost and Sullivan


Restaurants salting us to death

02 August, 2007

The Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH) is calling for a major reduction in the salt content of processed and restaurant foods, following a recent report from the American Medical Association (AMA).


Healthy food - a healthy habit

19 June, 2007

Two recent research projects have shed light on how infants develop tastes for particular foods and to what extent older people lose their ability to smell, taste and perceive different foods, spiciness and texture.


Fish oil capsules now in food

13 June, 2007

Microencapsulation technology is being utilised to store healthy omega-3 oils in processed foods, under an agreement between Food Science Australia (FSA) and the Clover Corporation.


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