Food design & research

Marinade and stir-fry sauces

12 February, 2007 | Supplied by: Kikkoman Australia Pty Ltd

Three marinade and stir-fry sauces have been released by Kikkoman.


Fiddling with functional food

09 February, 2007 by Janette Woodhouse

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


Nutrition studies' conclusions tied to funding source

10 January, 2007

A systematic analysis of the medical literature shows that nutrition studies'' conclusions correlate with who funds them – much like the bias found for pharmaceutical studies, but with potentially greater public health implications.


Hello Halal

11 December, 2006 by Janette Woodhouse | Supplied by: http://www.Halalaustralia.com.au/

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


Everyday beliefs about food refuse to give way to scientific evidence

31 August, 2006

Marieke Saher’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 people’s ideas about whether certain foods are healthy, what might have caused a stomach upset or whether a medicine really works.


Study reveals latex allergens in packaging

09 August, 2006

A recent study by Leatherhead Food International revealed that up to one third of food packaging may be contaminated with latex and the latex can be transferred to food in some cases. In one unnamed chocolate biscuit, the latex was 20 times the level that instigates a reaction. The wrapper contained 85ng/ml of latex.


Mad cow disease shows sharp drop

21 July, 2006

A United Nations agency reported an annual 50% drop worldwide over the past three years in cases of Bovine Spongiform Encepalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, blamed for causing a fatal degenerative illness in humans.


Investigating the molecular structure of foods

06 July, 2006

Under an agreement signed between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and CSIRO, scientists will seek to determine the molecular structure of the foods we eat.


The death of Australian tin cans

05 July, 2006

BlueScope steel has announced the closure of its tin mill at Port Kembla following a review of the operation that confirmed the business was no longer viable.


We are eating ourselves to death

06 June, 2006 by Roy Con Foo, CEO, Chr. Hansen Pty Ltd | Supplied by: CHR Hansen Pty Ltd

Although the refrigerated display counters at the supermarkets abound in healthy food items, we are eating an increasingly greater amount of unhealthy foods


Assessment of aspartame study and its safety

08 May, 2006

The AFC panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated a long-term study on the carcinogenicity of aspartame conducted by the European Ramazzini Foundation in Bologna, Italy.


Prevention of childhood obesity

01 May, 2006

Two of the leading health peak bodies, Diabetes Australia and The Cancer Council, in Victoria have called for the Victorian Government to strengthen its commitment to both regulation and community education to help fight the alarming childhood obesity trends.


Group formed to promote biological agriculture

26 April, 2006

The Biological Farmers of Australia has formed a sub committee to promote the principles, benefits and good practices of biological agriculture.


Shelf life extender

15 March, 2006 | Supplied by: NutriMed Group

Multisorb Technologies has introduced the FreshCard oxygen absorber to preserve the freshness and quality of packaged food and extend product shelf life.


Move to focus on food systems

15 March, 2006

Vital health and environmental issues such as food security and sustainable development are to be addressed after the European Science Foundation recently accepted a proposal for a new Forward Look that aims to create a broad research agenda focusing on all aspects of food systems.


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