Food design & research

Study links folic acid fortification with decline in congenital heart defects

02 September, 2016

Food fortified with folic acid is associated with reduced rates of congenital heart defects, according to Canadian research.

Healthy Food Partnership

01 September, 2016

Government and industry stakeholders have met to progress the work of the Healthy Food Partnership.

Eat vegetables to improve body odour

31 August, 2016

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

Finally, a way to culture norovirus in the lab

29 August, 2016

Forty-eight years after noroviruses were first identified, researchers have found a way to grow them in the lab — opening a path for researchers to develop systems to prevent and treat norovirus infections.

Adelaide Uni/Agilent Technologies complex carbohydrate collaboration lab opens

26 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Agilent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

The first comprehensive facility for the analysis of complex carbohydrates ('glycans') in the Southern Hemisphere has opened at the University of Adelaide's Waite campus.

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.

The fruit protein that's 2000 times sweeter than sugar

22 August, 2016

Scientists are moving closer to commercial production of a fruit protein called brazzein that is far sweeter than sugar — and has fewer kilojoules.

Use your senses to reduce food waste

17 August, 2016

Do consumers understand the differences between 'best before' and 'use by'? And has recent attention on food waste reduction changed consumer behaviour in relation to food shelf life?

Breeding more resilient cereals

16 August, 2016

University of Adelaide researchers are developing new high-yielding, stress-tolerant cereal varieties, by improving plant breeding strategies.

Australian research highlights Paleo side effects

15 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Edith Cowan University

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

Towards low-cost, functional coatings

15 August, 2016

Researchers from Spain are working towards modifying the surface properties of materials to obtain specific properties at a lower cost.

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.

New chilli pathogens raise quarantine questions

10 August, 2016 | Supplied by: University of Melbourne

The discovery of four new pathogens in Australian chillies has raised questions about how to improve quarantine and disease resistance efforts.

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.

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