Food design & research

Ben & Jerry's unveils new Doggie Desserts

14 January, 2021

US ice cream company Ben & Jerry's has unveiled two new flavours designed exclusively for canines.

Aussie company produces exotic meat from cells

12 January, 2021

The company can cultivate exotic meat such as kangaroo, alpaca and water buffalo, without killing any animals.

Probiotic coffee and tea developed

12 January, 2021

Researchers have created new probiotic coffee and tea drinks that are packed with gut-friendly live probiotics.

Tim Tam introduces new range of local flavours

11 January, 2021

Arnott's has unveiled its new range of Tim Tam chocolate biscuits with local ingredients sourced from some of Australia's premium produce regions.

Who is better at discerning bitter tastes?

07 January, 2021

Women can generally taste bitter flavours better than men, but now researchers have found that ethnicity may also play a role in the sensitivity of the tongue to bitter food.

Food track-and-trace QR app to help small-scale farmers

22 December, 2020

Fighting food fraud from farm to fork with a mobile ingredient tracing system.

Push for 'ag visa' to ease work shortages

17 December, 2020

A report has urged the Australian Government to establish a dedicated 'ag visa' for migrants travelling to Australia to be employed in the agriculture sector.

DuPont invests in future food innovation program

16 December, 2020 | Supplied by: DuPont Australia Pty Ltd

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has announced it will partner with global innovation platform Plug and Play's Food & Beverage program to accelerate its open innovation strategy.

Young consumers want food backstory from producers

16 December, 2020

Students and young people want to know more about food producers and their ethos, according to new research.

Anuga FoodTec postponed to April 2022 due to pandemic

15 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Koelnmesse GmbH

Anuga FoodTec will not go ahead next year because of the pandemic and the associated travel and event restrictions.

Pretty fly for a hamburger

15 December, 2020 | Supplied by: University of Queensland

The larvae of a waste-eating fly could become a new alternative protein source for humans, according to a University of Queensland scientist.

Unforgettable news for wine and cheese lovers

15 December, 2020

Foods such as wine and cheese may have a direct impact on our cognitive ability in our later years, according to research.

Wine lovers urged to #chooseaustralianwine this summer

14 December, 2020

Australia's wine association has urged Australians to support local grape growers and winemakers this summer after a tough year for the industry.

How sugar affects the hunger hormones of young adults

11 December, 2020

Drinks with sucrose compared to glucose may cause young adults to produce lower levels of appetite-regulating hormones, according to new research.

Fonterra lifts 2020/21 forecast farmgate milk price

10 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Fonterra Brands Australia Pty Ltd

New Zealand dairy co-op Fonterra has narrowed its 2020/21 forecast farmgate milk price range on the back of strong demand in China.

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