Food design & research > Nutrition

Eat vegetables to improve body odour

31 August, 2016

Vegetables don't just keep you healthy, they make you smell better too.


Researchers find gene linked to coffee consumption

26 August, 2016

Italian scientists have identified a gene which may be involved in regulating coffee consumption.


Tricking our brains into enjoying healthier food

24 August, 2016

Scientists may be closing in on a way to trick our brains into believing that desserts and other foods contain more fat, sugar or salt than they actually do.


Australian research highlights Paleo side effects

15 August, 2016

Research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has uncovered negative side effects from the Paleo diet.


Natural not always healthy

11 August, 2016

Australians may not be getting what they expect when buying 'natural' foods, with almost half of foods labelled as 'natural' found to be high in saturated fat, sugar and/or salt.


Consumers sceptical about superfoods, but eat them 'just in case'

10 August, 2016

Research from the University of Adelaide shows Australian consumers consume superfoods for a bit of 'extra insurance' for their health, despite being sceptical about their value.


Official opening for agricultural research centre

28 July, 2016

A new agricultural research centre will focus on technologies relevant to environment, agriculture and global food supplies.


UV light oven kills foodborne pathogens

25 July, 2016

A US researcher has developed an oven that uses a UV light oven to decontaminate fresh produce.


Whole grains linked to a longer life

20 June, 2016

Analysis by Harvard researchers has found that eating more whole grains may reduce the risk of premature death.


Nestlé research partnership to address gut bacteria and health

30 May, 2016

Imperial College London and Nestlé Research have announced the establishment of a research and innovation partnership exploring metabolic health and nutrition.


Testing the health claims for fermented dairy products

30 May, 2016

Researchers have reviewed the scientific basis of claims that fermented dairy foods can act as a treatment for hypertension.


Has folic acid fortification failed?

26 May, 2016

20 years of fortifying food with folic acid in the US has not reduced the incidence of birth defects to the degree expected, according to a study by Stanford University School of Medicine.


Biscuits prove popular with young and old

16 May, 2016

The demographics of biscuit consumption remain a challenge to marketers, with teenagers and older Australians the nation's most avid biscuit eaters.


32,000 genes in a carrot

16 May, 2016

Scientists who unlocked the full genome sequence of the carrot say the information can be used to help breeders improve the nutritional quality of carrots and a range of other crops.


Over 99% of Australian kids not eating enough vegies

16 May, 2016

For the first time, the largest and most comprehensive health survey in Australia has compared food consumption against the Australian Dietary Guidelines, and some of its findings are alarming.


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