Food design & research

3D printing of plant-based steaks requires dosing technology

24 August, 2023 | Supplied by: ViscoTec

Redefine Meat has created a 3D printer for plant-based meat that incorporates dosing technologies from ViscoTec.

Could fruit flies help with personalised nutrition?

24 August, 2023

Personalised nutrition has long been considered a futuristic way of thinking, so how could fruit fly research help get it closer to reality?

Transforming dry meat alternatives with water

17 August, 2023

Scientists at the University of Leeds are using one simple ingredient — water — to make plant proteins more meat-like and palatable.

How Australia's 'food detectives' track down outbreaks

16 August, 2023

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has emerged as a good tool for identifying the viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites that cause foodborne disease.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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