Food design & research

Could climate shifts improve wine vintages?

13 October, 2023

Quantitative analysis of around 50 years of wine critique data has determined that warm summers and wet winters could yield better wine vintages.


Scientists develop sensor to detect honey adulteration

11 October, 2023

A low-cost microwave planar resonator sensor has been developed to reveal the sticky truth: if honey has any hidden additives, such as water.


European beer under climate change threat

11 October, 2023

A study has projected that European beer may have a bitter future as the producing regions may experience reductions in hops yield and hops acids through climate change.


Research: using viruses to protect sugar cane

09 October, 2023

Insect-specific viruses are being investigated in a research project at The University of Queensland to protect Australia's $4 billion sugar industry.


AFGC welcomes review of essential industry code

05 October, 2023

The Australian Food and Grocery Council has welcomed the announcement from Dr Andrew Leigh of the second review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct.


Aussie red meat industry and sustainability, a new research study

03 October, 2023

The Food for the Future study aims to demonstrate how combined sustainability actions can be successfully implemented within red meat supply chains.


AIP recognises International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

29 September, 2023 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

Today is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste so the AIP has provided some useful tips.


Beer aroma study disproves long-held assumption

29 September, 2023

A new beer study helps to gain a better understanding of how and why the beer aroma changes during storage and aging.


Survey says shelf life is important to consumers

29 September, 2023 | Supplied by: Kerry Taste & Nutrition (APMEA)

According to a recent survey conducted by Kerry, consumers are increasingly considering food shelf life due to their drive to reduce food waste.


HEMCO Island Canopy Hoods

20 September, 2023 | Supplied by: HEMCO Corporation

Island Canopy Hoods are suitable to locate over peninsulas and are designed to collect and exhaust corrosive vapours, heat, steam and odours.


From waste fruit seed to lactic acid for industrial food applications

29 August, 2023

NTU Singapore scientists have developed a sustainable method to produce lactic acid, which could have applications in industrial food production.


3D printing of plant-based steaks requires dosing technology

24 August, 2023 | Supplied by: ViscoTec

Redefine Meat has created a 3D printer for plant-based meat that incorporates dosing technologies from ViscoTec.


Could fruit flies help with personalised nutrition?

24 August, 2023

Personalised nutrition has long been considered a futuristic way of thinking, so how could fruit fly research help get it closer to reality?


Transforming dry meat alternatives with water

17 August, 2023

Scientists at the University of Leeds are using one simple ingredient — water — to make plant proteins more meat-like and palatable.


How Australia's 'food detectives' track down outbreaks

16 August, 2023

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has emerged as a good tool for identifying the viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites that cause foodborne disease.


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