Food design & research

Simplot acquires licence for gene editing technology

13 August, 2018

Simplot plans to use the technology to help farmers produce more crops and offer US consumers more aesthetically pleasing products that stay fresh for longer.


Who knows their bugs?

07 August, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Research from the UK and New Zealand suggests businesses and consumers can still do more to understand and improve food safety.


Eating crickets can improve gut health

07 August, 2018

Researchers found that consuming crickets is safe at high doses, can help support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and may help reduce inflammation.


Disease-causing yeast commonly used in food

23 July, 2018

Different names are used for the same species of yeast, but one is used in the food and biotechnology industries while the other is known to cause infections.


Squeezing profits out of food waste

17 July, 2018

Monash University and IITB are helping businesses transform food waste into profits and improve their business model.


School food policies may improve long-term health

16 July, 2018

A study has found that providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting the availability of sugary drinks in schools could improve diet, BMI and long-term health.


Plant-based innovation flourishing

11 July, 2018

Between 2013 and 2017 there was a 62% increase in plant-based new product claims.


To GMO or not to GMO

28 June, 2018

If GMO labelling doesn't put consumers off why don't we let them know about GM ingredients?


Kitchen towels could cause food poisoning

14 June, 2018

Kitchen towels, especially multipurpose ones, can harbour harmful bacteria such as E. coli.


Diet success could be down to brain structure

12 June, 2018

A study has found that individuals with more grey matter in the prefrontal cortex showed greater self-control and made healthier food choices.


Should doctors be responsible for promoting antibiotic-free foods?

06 June, 2018

Physicians are uniquely equipped to advocate for the end of routine antibiotic use in food-producing animals.


Detect water vapour in packaging

05 June, 2018

A new standard is providing a way to test for water vapour transmission through flexible barrier materials using electrolytic detection sensors.


Test to check health benefits of foods

05 June, 2018

A validated test to measure if a specialty food or supplement has health benefits in humans has been developed.


Study warns against 'gluten-free' food claims

28 May, 2018

A new study has revealed that many 'gluten-free' foods sold across Melbourne actually contained potentially harmful levels of the protein.


New method detects coffee adulteration

22 May, 2018

Researchers have developed a new technique to detect if high-quality, expensive arabica coffee is adulterated with cheaper robusta coffee.


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