Intelligent packaging should provide more reliable information than just the expiry date printed on the packaging. It should monitor certain aspects of a food product (for example, shelf life) and report information to the consumer.
Researchers studying microalgae cultivation believe it could become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, climate change and food insecurity.
Adult children may need to start reminding their parents to "eat your vegetables", according to research suggesting younger adults are increasing vegetable consumption, while baby boomers are doing the opposite.
Nestlé Health Science and Aimmune have entered into a collaboration to accelerate the development of oral immunotherapy biologics designed to desensitise people with food allergies and protect them from the consequences of accidental exposure.
Do you want your product to look health-giving or decadent or economical? How do you convey this message to consumers when all they see is the packaging? The answer to this is through colour.
A research study has supported stevia's claim to naturality, finding that all the plant's sweet molecules remain unchanged throughout the stages of processing.
An anti sugary drink logo is now available for free in NZ.
Research led by the Australian National University (ANU) is helping to develop food crops which offer bigger yield potential and improved drought tolerance.
Market research company Euromonitor International has released its latest research on ingredients, revealing that 1.2 billion tonnes of pure commodities were used in food and drink applications in 2015, an increase of 2% since 2014.
An analysis has challenged the notion that obesity rates can be reduced by improving access to supermarkets offering healthy food, finding that the bulk of soft drinks and junk foods are purchased in supermarkets.
Economically motivated adulteration (aka food fraud) is estimated to affect 10% of the world's food supply. This global economic and public health problem is estimated to cost the food and beverage industry $10–$15 billion each year, and this sum does not include the cost of the damage to a brand if consumers discover they have been buying adulterated product.
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has announced it has received a licence application from the Queensland University of Technology to conduct a field trial of GM banana with resistance to Fusarium wilt disease.
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have shown a rapid decline in male dog fertility, with a potential link to environmental contaminants — including dog food.