Food design & research

Improving infant formula safety checks: research

15 August, 2023

A study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign found that some testing methods are more powerful than others at catching contaminants in infant formula.

Food inflation is easing, according to latest ABS CPI data

31 July, 2023

While food inflation is past the peak for most food categories, the indulgence category, which includes ice cream, snacks and confectionery, is still increasing.

Energy drink developed, tested and tasted by AI

25 July, 2023

What was once only possible in sci-fi movies is now a reality — an energy drink entirely developed by AI, based on the instruction of Hell Energy.

The buzz behind homegrown 'bee glue'

25 July, 2023

Australian high-grade propolis, discovered in honeybee hives across the country, could generate a homegrown health industry with uses in the food sector.

Using AI to improve barramundi farming

17 July, 2023

Research has found that computer simulations may be key to bringing aquaculture into line with genetic advances being made in land-based agriculture.

Meaty science explores tenderness

12 July, 2023

From tough to tender, meat scientists use machine learning to explore the meat tenderness phenomenon.

Sweetening medical tests with lollipops

12 July, 2023

A lollipop might be a sweet reward after the doctor's office, but soon, it could also be used to make diagnostic testing less invasive and more enjoyable.

Phase two of draft rules for organic food products in NZ

05 July, 2023

MPI is seeking feedback in its second phase of developing draft standards that will regulate the production and processing of organic food products in New Zealand.

FLORA whips into cream category with its plant-based option

05 July, 2023

Launched in Australia, the FLORA thickened plant cream made from lentils is designed to pour, whip and cook like dairy cream.

Central hub in Germany for alternative protein industry

04 July, 2023 | Supplied by: GEA Group

GEA's Food Application and Technology Center of Excellence in Germany has been inaugurated as a central hub for the alternative protein industry.

Aussie yams in the spotlight

28 June, 2023

Research from the University of Queensland has put a spotlight on Aussie yams, which may soon be cultivated for their potential nutritonal value.

Research: Dairy milk may be critical to global nutrition

28 June, 2023

Despite its environmental trade-offs, researchers have found that dairy milk may be a critical, low-energy source of vitamins and minerals.

Cultivated chicken approved for US plates

27 June, 2023

Upside and Good Meat have received regulatory approval in the US to sell their cultivated chicken products in the US.

Using the sea for food production

21 June, 2023

A recent study from Tufts University has suggested that farmers could shift from land to sea to help solve food security issues.

Fonterra announces first nutrition science investment

13 June, 2023 | Supplied by: Fonterra Brands Australia Pty Ltd

Following the creation of a dedicated nutrition science branch within the Co-op, Fonterra has announced an investment in US-based company Pendulum.

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