Food design & research

Gut-friendly bread developed using 'bush tucker' ingredients

11 July, 2019

Researchers have developed a uniquely Australian bread roll made from wattle seed and Kakadu plum rather than artificial additives.

Australian wheat has great noodle appeal

03 July, 2019

AEGIC has identified a potential threat to the Australian wheat export industry and is taking action to bolster against the threat.

Today's wheat no worse for allergies

01 July, 2019

Research conducted at Charles Sturt University has shown that, despite popular belief, early varieties of wheat were no less allergenic than the varieties grown in Australia today.

Analysing trends in coffee production

01 July, 2019

Research on yield patterns of coffee plants could improve coffee crop yields and introduce new coffee varieties to markets faster.

New therapy could reverse food allergies: study

25 June, 2019

An oral therapy containing six species of bacteria may be able to prevent or cure food allergies in children, according to a study.

Yoghurt may help men reduce risks of bowel cancer

19 June, 2019

Researchers found men who ate two or more servings of yoghurt a week were up to 26% less likely to develop abnormal growths, known as adenomas.

Research needed on new pathogens in beef and cow's milk

18 June, 2019 | Supplied by: BfR

German researchers have identified new pathogens in beef and cow's milk products that could cause inflammation and increase the risk of cancer in humans.

Laying the foundations for future flu-resistant chooks

12 June, 2019

Gene editing has been used to stop the spread of bird flu virus in chicken cells grown in the lab and this could lead to producing disease-resistant chickens.

Ear, ear, corn science advances

12 June, 2019

A gene essential for forming the ears in corn, which could be crucial for advancing the efforts to increase crop yields, has been identified by a team of scientists.

Antibiotic alternative for piglets shows promise

05 June, 2019 | Supplied by: United States Department of Agriculture

Scientists have found L-glutamine could be a viable alternative to antibiotics to help improve piglet welfare following weaning and transport.

Cranberries, more than just juice

03 June, 2019

Given the belief that drinking cranberry juice could be helpful against urinary tract infections, scientists explore how it could also help in the fight against bacteria.

Anton Paar ViscoQC 300 rotational viscometer

01 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Anton Paar Australia Pty Ltd

Developed for a wide range of applications, ViscoQC 300 is designed to ensure the quality of the substance — from almost any fluid to semi-solid samples — by delivering fully traceable viscosity results.

Policies should limit ultraprocessed food intake, researchers say

30 May, 2019

Two European studies have found positive links between highly processed foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

Alternative protein sources could help boost food security

29 May, 2019

Alternative protein sources could replace soy and animal products as major protein sources as Finland and the EU work to achieve food self-sufficiency.  

Soy food reduces fracture risks in breast cancer survivors

24 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Oxford University Press USA

Researchers found higher soy intake was linked to a 77% reduced risk of osteoporotic fractures in younger women.

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