Food design & research > Nutrition

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.


Nutraceuticals improve effectiveness of antidepressants: study

02 May, 2016

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne and Harvard has found certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression.


You are what your ancestors ate

07 April, 2016

Evidence of a genetic variation has been discovered in populations that have historically favoured vegetarian or seafood diets.


Consumer attitudes key in health and wellness segment

24 March, 2016

Research by DuPont Nutrition & Health has identified six core consumer groups according to health and wellness attitudes.


Kids get a whole day's sugar hit in one juice

24 March, 2016

A study has found the sugar content of fruit drinks marketed to children, including natural fruit juices and smoothies, is "unacceptably high".


South Australian biotech centre boosted by Chinese investment

23 March, 2016

A Chinese agribusiness will invest $1 million to expand a microalgae and related advanced marine bioproduct development centre in a joint research agreement with Flinders University.


Does Australia need a sugar tax?

21 March, 2016

With Australia among the top 10 countries for consumption of soft drink per capita, some commentators have called for Australia to follow the UK's lead and introduce a 'sugar tax'.


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