Food design & research

Test to check health benefits of foods

05 June, 2018

A validated test to measure if a specialty food or supplement has health benefits in humans has been developed.


Detect water vapour in packaging

05 June, 2018

A new standard is providing a way to test for water vapour transmission through flexible barrier materials using electrolytic detection sensors.


Study warns against 'gluten-free' food claims

28 May, 2018

A new study has revealed that many 'gluten-free' foods sold across Melbourne actually contained potentially harmful levels of the protein.


Diet study calls for urine donations

22 May, 2018

University of Queensland researchers are asking for urine donations to study the relationship between nitrate in the diet and disease.


New method detects coffee adulteration

22 May, 2018

Researchers have developed a new technique to detect if high-quality, expensive arabica coffee is adulterated with cheaper robusta coffee.


Fast food impacts women's fertility

16 May, 2018

Women who frequently eat fruit fall pregnant faster than women who consume fast food regularly.


Industry welcomes WHO's plan to ban trans fats

15 May, 2018

The World Health Organization's call to ban trans fats from the global food supply by 2023 has received support from the International Food and Beverage Alliance.


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.


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