Food design & research

Aussie foodtech start-up raises $3m for US expansion

27 November, 2018

PERKii has secured a total of $3 million in capital to launch the technology for its water and juice encapsulated probiotic drink in the US.


Feeding the future population

13 November, 2018

Researchers found that compared to 1975, an average adult in 2014 was about 14% heavier, 1.3% taller and 6.2% older, and needed 6.1% more energy.


One third of Aussies at risk of Listeria infection

13 November, 2018

Knowledge about Listeria remains fairly limited despite the fact that one in three Australians are at risk of getting potentially fatal Listeria infection or live in a household with someone at risk.


Better testing needed for 'gluten-free' food

13 November, 2018

More frequent gluten testing may be needed in factories, after a study found almost 3% of manufactured foods labelled 'gluten-free' contained gluten.


FrieslandCampina Kievit develops fat powders for the savoury market

07 November, 2018

There is a rising demand for more clean label products and creamy, indulgent foods, according to research from food and beverage manufacturer FrieslandCampina Kievit.


Paper industry to transform biowaste with research hub

29 October, 2018

A new research hub aims to help Australia's pulp and paper industries transform their production waste into marketable materials such as food packaging.


US$75,000 grant for food security research

25 October, 2018

Applications are open for the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security which would provide a US$75,000 grant to the winner.


Turning vegan for the environment

22 October, 2018

A study analysed food production, consumption and the resulting CO2 emissions in 130 countries, and urged more people to adopt plant-based diets.


Gut microbiota health and bacterial infections

17 October, 2018

Research has found healthy gut nutrition and the microbiota has an impact on the susceptibility to and the progression of bacterial infections such as E. coli.


Boost for specialty ingredients in Asia–Pacific

28 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Ingredion

Ingredion has announced US$60 million of planned investments to grow its specialty food ingredients business in Asia–Pacific.


What does the allergy epidemic mean for food manufacturers?

12 September, 2018 by Miguel Campos, export sales manager, Advanta

Food allergies are a growing public health concern, and one that the food processing industry must respond to.


Cornell releases high-yield berry varieties

11 September, 2018

Cornell's berry breeding program is releasing the Crimson Treasure raspberry and the Dickens strawberry varieties which produce large fruits with vibrant colours.


One-tonne black swan made out of food cans

11 September, 2018

2400 cans of food and six hours later, a team of Edith Cowan University students created a black swan to win the CANstruction Perth 2018 competition.


No more sugary drinks at ACU campuses

11 September, 2018

Australian Catholic University is the first Australian university to remove drinks with added sugar from all vending machines at its eight campuses.


Live longer with the Mediterranean diet

31 August, 2018

Individuals over 65 years of age may want to adopt the Mediterranean diet, as Italian research has found it can reduce their mortality risk by 25%.


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