Food design & research

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.


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.


Heat process adds weeks to the shelf life of milk

28 July, 2016

The shelf life of milk can be extended by several weeks by rapidly heating and cooling it, US researchers have shown.


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.


Could BPA exposure in the womb cause obesity?

25 July, 2016

Research from the University of Melbourne has drawn a possible link between Bisphenol A (BPA) and later-life obesity.



Feeding pigs

18 July, 2016

Pelleting and extrusion can increase the digestability of pig food.


More bad news about BPA

14 July, 2016

BPA — found in a wide range of everyday items including soft drink cans, cash register receipts and plastic bottles — has been found to significantly decrease the percentage of embryos developing further in vitro after just four days of exposure.


TGA-listed infant formula

13 July, 2016

Functional Foods Global has implemented manufacturing processes that go well beyond what Australian standards require in the manufacture of its TGZ-listed infant formula.


What is the inverted Cheerios effect, and why does it matter?

20 June, 2016

Scientists have described the 'inverted Cheerios effect' — the interaction of liquid drops on soft solid surfaces — a discovery which may open up new opportunities in engineering and the life sciences.


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