Food design & research > Processing

The perfect freeze

06 November, 2019

Clarence Birdseye invented the quick-freezing method in 1924, which is still used today. But what are some of the current challenges for the frozen food industry?


3D printing of chocolate, a new approach

22 October, 2019

Researchers in Singapore have developed a new approach for the 3D printing of chocolate using cold extrusion instead of the conventional hot-melt extrusion method.


Hygienic Engineering Design Group branches out to Australia

11 October, 2019

Australia has joined the European Hygienic Engineering Design Group (EHEDG) to help provide greater access to the group’s benefits for the local food manufacturing sector.


Today's wheat no worse for allergies

01 July, 2019

Research conducted at Charles Sturt University has shown that, despite popular belief, early varieties of wheat were no less allergenic than the varieties grown in Australia today.


Laying the foundations for future flu-resistant chooks

12 June, 2019

Gene editing has been used to stop the spread of bird flu virus in chicken cells grown in the lab and this could lead to producing disease-resistant chickens.


African swine fever vaccine to protect wild boar

10 May, 2019

A vaccine delivered to wild boar in their food can immunise them against African swine fever, and this immunity may be able to be passed on to others, researchers suggest.


From Adaptive Eggs to Bee Innovative, Aussie tech revealed

02 May, 2019 by Carolyn Jackson

On-the-spot lactose testing and point-of-lay egg sorting are two of the nine latest technologies revealed by a CSIRO-powered research accelerator.


Food shock increasing globally, say researchers

30 January, 2019

The increasing number of 'food shocks' — sudden losses in food production — caused by extreme weather, overfishing and geopolitical crises pose significant threats to global food security.


WSU invests $5m into food security research

05 December, 2018

Western Sydney University will collaborate with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and 13 state agricultural universities on research to address global issues of food security.


Turning vegan for the environment

22 October, 2018

A study analysed food production, consumption and the resulting CO2 emissions in 130 countries, and urged more people to adopt plant-based diets.


Cornell releases high-yield berry varieties

11 September, 2018

Cornell's berry breeding program is releasing the Crimson Treasure raspberry and the Dickens strawberry varieties which produce large fruits with vibrant colours.


Agriculture waste has potential in new industries

29 August, 2018

The $10.9 million Agricultural Product Development research consortium will develop high-value products from agricultural waste.


Simplot acquires licence for gene editing technology

13 August, 2018

Simplot plans to use the technology to help farmers produce more crops and offer US consumers more aesthetically pleasing products that stay fresh for longer.


Squeezing profits out of food waste

17 July, 2018

Monash University and IITB are helping businesses transform food waste into profits and improve their business model.


3D printing food helps personalise nutrition

01 May, 2018

Researchers used the prototype 3D printer to replicate the physical properties and texture of actual food samples.


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