Food design & research

US study: 82% of avocado oil either rancid or adulterated

22 June, 2020

A study of commercial avocado oil quality and purity has found that the majority of avocado oil sold in the US is of poor quality, mislabelled or adulterated.


Plant geneticists unmask hidden mutations in tomatoes

18 June, 2020

Researchers have identified long-concealed mutations within the genomes of 100 different types of tomato, which could guide efforts to tweak modern tomatoes.


Improving the fat taste in plant-based meat

17 June, 2020

Motif Foodworks has announced a partnership with Dr Alejandro Marangoni at the University of Guelph to improve fat performance in plant-based foods.


How long can coronavirus survive on difference surfaces?

16 June, 2020

A study published in Physics of Fluids has found that temperature, humidity and surfaces can affect coronavirus droplet survival time.


Consumer trend to immunity-boosting food post-COVID lockdown

15 June, 2020 | Supplied by: CHR Hansen

Chr. Hansen has revealed that consumers are more concerned about supporting their immune system since COVID-19 and predicts a trend in food with probiotics.


Winter crop production to rise

11 June, 2020

The prospect of above-average rainfall in July has boosted winter crop production forecasts, with ABARES predicting a 53% increase in winter crop production.


On the shelf: Monday Distillery goes dry before July

05 June, 2020

The Australian owned and operated Monday Distillery has introduced a non-alcoholic, sugar-free premade drink range in time for 'Dry July'.


Plant-based diet choices for Australians are no longer a fad

02 June, 2020 by Pascal Chaneliere, Bakers Maison Managing Director | Supplied by: Bakers Maison

Plant-based eating is only set to continue its rise in popularity and the industry needs to adapt to the needs of thoughtful and mindful consumers.


Rising potential for Aussie wheat in Asian market

02 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Aegic

Research from AEGIC has found that the white seed coat in Australian wheat varieties gives Aussie wheat an advantage over competitors in the Asian wholegrain market.


Australian native tea plans to go global

01 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Australian Native Products

An Australian lemon myrtle grower plans to expand into the international tea market with its caffeine-free citrus tea that tastes and smells like the Australian bush.


Bush food: researching the green plum

01 June, 2020

Researchers from the University of Queensland are investigating the health benefits of the green plum, a native Australian fruit grown in East Arnhem Land.


Findings from romaine lettuce E. coli investigation in US

25 May, 2020

The FDA has released findings of an investigation into three US outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses that occurred last year, all tied to romaine lettuce.


Turning banana waste into food packaging

22 May, 2020

UNSW celebrates research that has uncovered a way to turn waste banana stalks into biodegradable and recyclable packaging material for the food industry.


Technologies that could transform our food systems

21 May, 2020

A variety of promising, ready or near-ready technologies that could transform global food systems have been identified in a new study.


Scientists closer to developing heat-tolerant wheat

14 May, 2020

Researchers have found a way to control the molecular machinery of photosynthesis in wheat, which could help build heat-tolerant crops that grow at 35°C.


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