A metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria has been shown to offer protection against type 2 diabetes.
Researchers have found a promising way to prevent the loss of millions of tons of crops to a fungus each year, offering the potential to dramatically improve food security, especially in developing countries.
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia (UGA) in the US is developing a robotic system of all-terrain rovers and unmanned aerial drones to gather and analyse data on the physical characteristics of crops, including their growth patterns, stress tolerance and general health.
A plasma-based technology is proving successful in stopping the growth of moulds on fresh produce.
An Australian researcher who has discovered a method for preventing mould from growing on fresh food will join a select group of innovators charged with improving global health outcomes through food.
Chitosan — a natural carbohydrate derived from crustacean shells — has been found to have potential to fight Clostridium perfringens food poisoning, which causes abdominal pain, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and nausea.
A new system method that provides clear results in just 45 minutes and delivers final results within the time frame of a production shift has been validated by the FDA and EP.
University of Melbourne modelling has shown that Australia could save $3.4 billion in healthcare costs by introducing a package of taxes on sugar, salt, saturated fat and sugary drinks, while subsidising fruits and vegetables.
Baker Perkins has added a new version of the benchtop MPF19 to its range of twin-screw extruders for the food industry.
Researchers have developed a new method that reveals how much individual bacterial species contribute to disease-associated functional imbalances in the microbiome.
Starch is only produced by plants and algae, but now, researchers at ETH Zurich have produced starch in yeast — the first time this has been achieved in a non-plant organism.
The human jawbone is now by far the most destructive implement on the planet. It's wrecking soil and water, clearing forests, emptying oceans of fish and destroying wildlife as never before — but few people realise it because of long industrial food chains that hide the damage from them.
A collaboration between Southern Cross University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries will see a Centre for Organics Research created in NSW's Northern Rivers region.
It's the holiday season when large meals and long naps are the norm. Now you don't have to be concerned that your desire for a post-prandial nap is presaging a dire medical problem — it is a direct result of the large meal that preceded the sleepiness. Well, researchers have established that this is true for fruit flies anyway.