Food design & research

Scientists sniff out body's caramel receptor

18 October, 2021

A laboratory nose testing system was used to isolate exactly which receptors detect the pleasant smell of caramel.


There's room on the plate for processed food

18 October, 2021

A study has shown that processed food can be included as part of a nutritious and affordable diet.


Scientists develop high-tech food health ranking tool

15 October, 2021

Researchers have developed a profiling tool that ranks thousands of foods and lets consumers and manufacturers easily compare the healthiness of ingredients.


US FDA issues salt reduction targets for processed foods

14 October, 2021

The US guidance provides voluntary salt reduction targets for food manufacturers across 163 categories of processed, packaged and prepared foods.


'Meating' expectations for plant-based proteins

14 October, 2021

Researchers from University of Queensland are working with Motif FoodWorks to produce plant-based proteins to 'meat' changing consumer demands.


Researchers set to develop aMAIZEing organic corns

11 October, 2021

Researchers are hoping to develop new kinds of corn that can be grown according to organic farming standards.


Bugs beware: quick test for fatal cacao disease developed

05 October, 2021

Chocolate makers may indirectly benefit from a test that can quickly detect asymptomatic plants for the disease that has killed thousands of cacao trees.


High steaks: cell-grown meat company inks partnerships

30 September, 2021

The company, which grew its product in space in 2019, has signed deals with two of Asia's largest food companies in order to bring its steaks to market.


Food product launches: gin, dog yoghurt and more

23 September, 2021

Folklore-inspired gin, healthy immune-boosting bars and plant-based infant formula are some of the products hitting shelves right now.


Buzz-iness is good for bee-free honey start-up

21 September, 2021

A Californian start-up that produces honey without any bees has seen interest from investors.


Brewing a high-tech coffee

21 September, 2021

Researchers at VTT in Finland have produced lab-grown coffee that tastes and smells like the real deal.


Chips? Just what the doctor ordered

21 September, 2021

It might soon be possible to take medicine via a plate of hot chips, thanks to a technology being developed at the University of Queensland.


Case-in point: scientists develop plant-protein probiotic

21 September, 2021

Canadian researchers are developing a plant-based fermented beverage with a nutritional quality comparable to casein, an animal protein found in milk.


Pulsing with life: government invests in Australian beans

13 September, 2021

The Australian Government is investing in research to commercialise the production of plant-based protein sourced from Australian-grown pulses.


Study of tea finds industrial applications of filmy layer

08 September, 2021

Scientists have analysed the film that forms on cooling tea and have found that it has interesting industrial applications.


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