Food design & research

Bundaberg bubbles to the top in Australian soft drink ratings

14 October, 2020

Bunderberg's brew rated best in Canstar Blue's Australian review of soft drinks, pipping multinationals Pepsi (6th), Coca Cola (7th) and Fanta (8th).

Purple corn, purple corn

14 October, 2020

Australian researchers are unlocking the benefits of purple sweet corn, which has high levels of specific phytonutrients.

New Zealand craft soda wins award for cannabis-inspired terpene innovation

12 October, 2020

The company's terpene blends promote energy, focus or relaxation, depending on the terpene used.

Six trends that could shape the future of the food industry

12 October, 2020

What must food companies do to survive and thrive between now and 2050?

Five start-ups shortlisted for FoodBytes! discovery program

08 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Rabobank Australia

The start-ups have been shortlisted to take part in Rabobank's global food and agri start-up ‘discovery program’ FoodBytes! Virtual Pitch 2020.

The origins of vegan cheese start-up Hello Friend Food

06 October, 2020

The story of how a Melbourne-based team tapped into the niche vegan cheese market.

Penicillium camemberti: a history of domestication on cheese  

02 October, 2020

Human selection created the white, fluffy layer covering camembert cheese. This fact is crucial for the future of the cheese industry. 

Nestlé launches R&D Accelerator to drive innovation for dairy products

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Nestle Professional

The new feature provides an important platform to assist start-ups, students and scientists with bringing products from ideation to commercialisation.

Report: 26,000 worker shortage cripples horticulture industry

01 October, 2020

Some 26,000 workers are needed in the Australian horticulture industry over the next six months after thousands of fruit and vegetable pickers head back overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic, a report found.

DNA test to help boost A2 milk production

30 September, 2020

A new onsite solution could help dairy farmers detect the A1 protein and the purity of their product in less than 50 minutes via DNA testing.

Scientists find non-destructive way to test spinach

30 September, 2020

Scientists have developed a non-destructive way to analyse the quality of fresh spinach, bypassing the need to destroy testing samples.

Wine industry event to be hosted online in October

28 September, 2020

A free event that will showcase emerging technology and research about the wine sector will be held online on 28 October.

Creating a splash: 3D printing of milk-based products

21 September, 2020

Researchers have developed a method for 3D printing of milk-based products at room temperature, while maintaining their temperature-sensitive nutrients.

Magic milk: Monash University infant formula research

04 September, 2020

A study has shown that infant formulas can be designed to enhance antimalarial drug delivery.

Sweet spot: from coffee, peanut waste to milk chocolate

24 August, 2020

Researchers have found a new way to put food waste in manufacturing to good use.

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