Food design & research

Stop the rot: blueberry research in the US

07 December, 2023

A US scientist is working on ways to prevent blueberry rot and improve the quality of the fruit while limiting their loss before, during and after harvest.

How do our bodies metabolise flavonoids?

06 December, 2023

With plant-based lifestyles becoming more popular, the power of foods such as broccoli, celery and tofu, rich in flavonoids, is becoming clearer.

Are ultra-processed foods preferred to less processed foods?

28 November, 2023

A University of Bristol study has found some interesting results about the taste perception of ultra-processed foods compared to less processed foods.

Using neuroscience in the development of new food products

23 November, 2023 | Supplied by: Givaudan Australia

Givaudan is collaborating with a neuroscience company to help it establish a better understanding about consumer preferences during food product development.

Using science to create The Unforgettable Cake

22 November, 2023

A brain-friendly cake concept has been designed with the help of scientific experts and a chef to help raise awareness of cognitive decline in older Australians.

Fingerprint tech to support Australian food verification

21 November, 2023

Four research agencies have developed a fingerprint platform for the verification of Australian food product claims to enable better access to premium export markets.

NZ Food Safety seeking feedback on Total Diet Study approach

17 November, 2023

NZ Food Safety is seeking feedback on the proposed chemicals, key foods list and the overall proposed approach for the 2024 NZTDS.

Ancient Aboriginal foodways could impact future food

14 November, 2023

A UQ-led research team has said that better understanding of ancient Indigenous food production systems may be the key to a more sustainable food future.

Industry app has saved 7 million kg of food from waste

13 November, 2023

Yume's tech platform has now been used by manufacturers to redistribute 7 million kg of excess food inventory.

Creating science leaders for a new industrial age

07 November, 2023

The nation's science and technology sectors will seek federal election commitments to strengthen incentives for business to invest in R&D, which will help with the rebuilding of our manufacturing bases.

$1.5m initiative to tackle citrus virus

07 November, 2023

Scientists are developing a vaccine-like solution to help Aussie citrus growers combat citrus tristeza virus (CTV), a challenge for the local citrus industry.

Hemco EnviroMax HEPA Filtered Laminar Flow enclosures

30 October, 2023 | Supplied by: HEMCO Corporation

EnviroMax HEPA Filtered Laminar Flow enclosures are designed to protect lab personnel from hazardous fumes and processes from lab contamination.

Creating a super spud

24 October, 2023

Researchers from McGill University have created a potato super pangenome to identify genetic traits that can help produce the next super spud.

Carbon-negative edible mushroom production system being developed

19 October, 2023

University of Stirling scientists have led a project to develop a carbon-negative food source by growing edible mushrooms alongside trees.

Are some food products addictive?

16 October, 2023

Researchers claim global health could be improved by acknowledging that certain types of processed foods have addictive properties.

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