A UK food and material science expert has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship with the Food Futures Flagship, to help design healthier and tastier foods.
The Australian and New Zealand nutraceuticals market is booming, according to a report by international market research company, Frost and Sullivan
The Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH) is calling for a major reduction in the salt content of processed and restaurant foods, following a recent report from the American Medical Association (AMA).
The acting chief executive, Director-General of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) for purpose of section 37 of the Food Act 1981, is advising parents and caregivers that Nutricia Karicare Gold Plus Infant Formula and Follow-On Formula both contain added substances called fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS).
A process developed by Victorian-based Roma Foods Pty Ltd to make rice and maize gluten-free pasta spirals to export to Italy has won the coveted Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Incorporated, Food Industry Innovation Award.
Two recent research projects have shed light on how infants develop tastes for particular foods and to what extent older people lose their ability to smell, taste and perceive different foods, spiciness and texture.
Microencapsulation technology is being utilised to store healthy omega-3 oils in processed foods, under an agreement between Food Science Australia (FSA) and the Clover Corporation.
A joint project between the University of Queensland (UQ) and Foster's to produce electricity from beer wastewater has won $140,000 from the Queensland Government's Sustainable Energy Innovation Fund.
One of the most important surveys of children ever to be undertaken in Australia is occurring nationally with thousands of phone calls to families across Australia inviting them to participate.
The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) has pledged to continue fighting to retain key additives used in food supplements in the Codex â€˜General Standard for Food Additivesâ€™ list this year.
In Third World countries, the value of the market for nutritional supplements is just under double that for functional foods. However, in the affluent First World, the functional food market is greater than the supplement market
A systematic analysis of the medical literature shows that nutrition studies'' conclusions correlate with who funds them â€“ much like the bias found for pharmaceutical studies, but with potentially greater public health implications.
The Australian 2006 census figures are not out yet but they will undoubtedly reveal significant growth in domestic demand for Halal products similar to the 40% growth experienced between 1996 and 2001
Marieke Saherâ€™s recent doctoral dissertation for the Department of Psychology at the University of Helsinki analyses everyday beliefs about food and health. By these beliefs she refers to peopleâ€™s ideas about whether certain foods are healthy, what might have caused a stomach upset or whether a medicine really works.