Food design & research

Nestlé opens two consumer healthcare factories in China

09 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Nestle Healthcare

Nestlé is investing CHF 150 million (AU$201 million) in two new consumer healthcare factories in the China Medical City in Taizhou.


Non-alcoholic soft drinks gain popularity

02 May, 2018

Alcohol does not support the healthy lifestyle consumers are increasingly seeking, and this has brought about a number of soft drink innovations.


3D printing food helps personalise nutrition

01 May, 2018

Researchers used the prototype 3D printer to replicate the physical properties and texture of actual food samples.


Is green tea safe?

25 April, 2018

Green tea has been praised for its health benefits, but the EU raised concerns that green tea extracts may actually cause liver problems.


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.


Gut-on-a-chip (not a potato chip)

24 April, 2018 by Krisy Gashler

Nutrient absorption can now be studied thanks to a 3D microscale model of the human intestinal tract.


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.


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