Food design & research

Tasmanian distillery combats counterfeiting using IoT

23 April, 2019

Tasmania's Old Kempton Distillery has used the HID Global IoT platform with AusNFC tags to combat counterfeiting of its whiskies and other liquor products.


Severe Salmonella outbreaks predicted in Australia, researchers say

23 April, 2019

Salmonella outbreaks are likely to become more severe in the future, according to a model developed by University of Sydney researchers.


Caffeine buzz is possible without drinking coffee

23 April, 2019

Smelling coffee could trigger similar reactions in the brain as physically drinking a cup, according to new research.


Sizing up cucumbers

16 April, 2019

Gene researchers have discovered the reason for fruit length variation in cucumbers, which could provide benefits for crop breeders of the future.


Thermo Scientific Triple Quadrupole TSQ 9000 GC-MS/MS system

11 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

A validated dioxin analytical workflow is designed to provide sensitive and reliable solution for screening food and feed.


Health benefits of tomatoes linked to colour

25 March, 2019

High levels of specific antioxidants are linked to particular tomato colours, meaning each tomato has its own health benefits, researchers have found.


An apple a day... maybe not in Canada

25 March, 2019

The consumption of fruit and vegetables has dropped 13% in 11 years in Canada, according to a recent food group consumption analysis.


Researchers closer to understanding cause of mango disorder

20 March, 2019

Bacterial infection is the likely cause of resin canal discolouration in Australian mangoes, which is estimated to cost the NT mango industry between $5m and $10m per year.


AUSPACK looks at the 'human aspect' of packaging

20 March, 2019 | Supplied by: APPMA

Consumers are impacting packaging and processing trends, so how can manufacturers ensure they meet their expectations?


NZ hones in on honey bee health

12 March, 2019

Biosecurity New Zealand has studied over 130,000 honey bees from 300 samples taken throughout New Zealand as part of the Bee Pathogen Programme.


Interspecies communication in the gut

26 February, 2019

Move over sci-fi — interspecies communication is already going on in your gut and it's the bacteria, not you, that are the boss.


Poor diet means poor mental health

25 February, 2019

A Californian study found poor mental health is linked with an unhealthy diet, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender, education, age, marital status and income level.


Link between food allergies and multiple sclerosis

22 February, 2019

Evidence has been found connecting food allergies (but not other allergies) and relapses of multiple sclerosis.


What's in your gut?

19 February, 2019

100 new species of gut bacteria are making the gut microbiome more interesting.


Nestlé co-founds Future Food Initiative

07 February, 2019

Nestlé, Bühler and Givaudan have launched the Future Food Initiative, a joint research program which encourages food and nutrition research in areas relevant to consumer trends and sustainability.


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