Food design & research

Children bombarded by unhealthy food advertising

24 April, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

A recent study has revealed that during peak viewing times, children watch 2.3 times more adverts for 'discretionary' foods than healthy foods every hour.


How does Campylobacter cause food poisoning?

23 April, 2018

Researchers found that Campylobacter rely on multiple genes which enable the bacteria to adapt within humans and evade the immune response.


Food companies not doing enough to fight obesity — report

05 April, 2018

Companies were given a score out of 100 according to their policies and commitments to prevent obesity and encourage nutrition, with the lowest being 3 and the highest 71.


What do hatching chicks and food safety have in common?

04 April, 2018

Eggshells seem so fragile but so robust at the same time, and scientists from McGill University said this is all down to the eggshell's nanostructure.


What'll this do to the gluten-free market?

27 March, 2018

If the vaccine under trial to 'cure' coeliacs is successful, what will happen to the whole 'gluten free' food sector?


Gut serotonin linked to obesity

27 March, 2018

Researchers found that human obesity is characterised by an increased capacity to produce and release serotonin, which can help focus future therapies.


Track your eating habits with tooth-mounted sensors

27 March, 2018

Miniature sensors wirelessly send information about a person's intake of glucose, salt and alcohol to a mobile device in response to an incoming radiofrequency signal.


Court rules Heinz misled consumers with health claim

21 March, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

The Federal Court ruled Heinz made a misleading health claim on its Little Kids Shredz products aimed at children aged 1–3.


Researchers upcycle wine waste

21 March, 2018

With the seeds, stalks and skins of grapes all considered 'waste' products — known as pomace — about a quarter of each grape ends up in landfills.


Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of cancers

19 March, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

A study revealed that a 10% increase in the proportion of heavily processed foods in a person's diet meant they were 12% more likely to develop all cancers and 11% more likely to develop breast cancer.


Brisbane boy seeks help for swallowing disorder

15 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Flavour Creations

Swallowing disorders are not limited to the elderly alone, and the case of a young Brisbane boy affected by dysphagia has highlighted the importance of recognising the signs and seeking treatment.


Stopping norovirus

12 March, 2018

Norovirus — the scourge of the cruise ship and, lately, the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.


High-protein diet lowers Alzheimer's risk

06 March, 2018

Research has found that consuming protein-rich foods such as meat, legumes and peanuts reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.


Is the microbiome shaped by nature or nurture?

06 March, 2018

A study found that genes only account for 2% of microbiome variation between populations, and other environmental factors are largely overlooked.


Has infant formula been causing Salmonella for 13 years?

28 February, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

39 infants in France, Spain and Greece ill after consuming formula processed by Lactalis.


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