Food design & research

Call for reformulation of over-processed foods

31 July, 2019

A US study encourages food manufacturers to reformulate or replace over-processed packaged and unpackaged foods with healthier options.

Tetra Pak launches paper straws in Europe

19 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tetra Pak has commenced field testing for its paper straws in Europe, in a step to crafting biodegradable products from plant-based materials.

Australian Prosecco on the rise

19 July, 2019

The National Vintage Report released this week highlights the growth in production of Prosecco grapes in Australia.

Making vegies less bitter

17 July, 2019

Research into Brassicas plants, such as broccoli, cabbage and mustard, reveals more information about the protein responsible for their pungent smell and taste.

Gut-friendly bread developed using 'bush tucker' ingredients

11 July, 2019

Researchers have developed a uniquely Australian bread roll made from wattle seed and Kakadu plum rather than artificial additives.

Australian wheat has great noodle appeal

03 July, 2019

AEGIC has identified a potential threat to the Australian wheat export industry and is taking action to bolster against the threat.

Today's wheat no worse for allergies

01 July, 2019

Research conducted at Charles Sturt University has shown that, despite popular belief, early varieties of wheat were no less allergenic than the varieties grown in Australia today.

Analysing trends in coffee production

01 July, 2019

Research on yield patterns of coffee plants could improve coffee crop yields and introduce new coffee varieties to markets faster.

New therapy could reverse food allergies: study

25 June, 2019

An oral therapy containing six species of bacteria may be able to prevent or cure food allergies in children, according to a study.

Yoghurt may help men reduce risks of bowel cancer

19 June, 2019

Researchers found men who ate two or more servings of yoghurt a week were up to 26% less likely to develop abnormal growths, known as adenomas.

Research needed on new pathogens in beef and cow's milk

18 June, 2019 | Supplied by: BfR

German researchers have identified new pathogens in beef and cow's milk products that could cause inflammation and increase the risk of cancer in humans.

Ear, ear, corn science advances

12 June, 2019

A gene essential for forming the ears in corn, which could be crucial for advancing the efforts to increase crop yields, has been identified by a team of scientists.

Laying the foundations for future flu-resistant chooks

12 June, 2019

Gene editing has been used to stop the spread of bird flu virus in chicken cells grown in the lab and this could lead to producing disease-resistant chickens.

Antibiotic alternative for piglets shows promise

05 June, 2019 | Supplied by: United States Department of Agriculture

Scientists have found L-glutamine could be a viable alternative to antibiotics to help improve piglet welfare following weaning and transport.

Cranberries, more than just juice

03 June, 2019

Given the belief that drinking cranberry juice could be helpful against urinary tract infections, scientists explore how it could also help in the fight against bacteria.

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