Food design & research

Flavour developed by artificial intelligence

26 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Firmenich Limited

Firmenich has developed what is claimed to be the "first ever" flavour made by artificial intelligence.

Coca-Cola Amatil invests in Indonesian start-ups

20 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Coca-Cola Amatil (Aust) Pty Ltd

The bottling giant set up its corporate venture capital platform Amatil X to identify, work with and invest in start-ups in the country.

China: COVID-19 found living on cold chain food packaging

19 October, 2020

The contaminated food packaging could present a risk to both import and export cold chain workers. 

Bundaberg bubbles to the top in Australian soft drink ratings

14 October, 2020

Bunderberg's brew rated best in Canstar Blue's Australian review of soft drinks, pipping multinationals Pepsi (6th), Coca Cola (7th) and Fanta (8th).

South Australian Food Awards finalists announced

14 October, 2020

The winners will be announced on 13 November at the Awards Gala Dinner, which will proceed as restrictions lift on gatherings in South Australia.

Purple corn, purple corn

14 October, 2020

Australian researchers are unlocking the benefits of purple sweet corn, which has high levels of specific phytonutrients.

Wilmar Sugar crops on track for good season

14 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Wilmar Foods

Wilmar's sugar mills had processed a total of 10.48 million tonnes of cane by 8 October.

Six trends that could shape the future of the food industry

12 October, 2020

What must food companies do to survive and thrive between now and 2050?

New Zealand craft soda wins award for cannabis-inspired terpene innovation

12 October, 2020

The company's terpene blends promote energy, focus or relaxation, depending on the terpene used.

Five start-ups shortlisted for FoodBytes! discovery program

08 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Rabobank Australia

The start-ups have been shortlisted to take part in Rabobank's global food and agri start-up ‘discovery program’ FoodBytes! Virtual Pitch 2020.

The origins of vegan cheese start-up Hello Friend Food

06 October, 2020

The story of how a Melbourne-based team tapped into the niche vegan cheese market.

Penicillium camemberti: a history of domestication on cheese  

02 October, 2020

Human selection created the white, fluffy layer covering camembert cheese. This fact is crucial for the future of the cheese industry. 

Nestlé launches R&D Accelerator to drive innovation for dairy products

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Nestle Professional

The new feature provides an important platform to assist start-ups, students and scientists with bringing products from ideation to commercialisation.

Report: 26,000 worker shortage cripples horticulture industry

01 October, 2020

Some 26,000 workers are needed in the Australian horticulture industry over the next six months after thousands of fruit and vegetable pickers head back overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic, a report found.

Scientists find non-destructive way to test spinach

30 September, 2020

Scientists have developed a non-destructive way to analyse the quality of fresh spinach, bypassing the need to destroy testing samples.

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