Ingredients > Cereals & grains

Winter wheats could boost national crop by 20%

26 February, 2019

Early sowing of winter wheats could increase Australian wheat crop yields, which could add around $1.8 billion to the national economy.

Does folic acid fortification go far enough?

12 February, 2019

Organic wheat, rye, rice and corn flours do not have to be fortified with folic acid. Is this increasing the risks of birth defects in some babies?

Engineered rice plants increase yield 27%

15 January, 2019

A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27%, according to a study.

Healthier rice is extra nice

17 October, 2018 by Eliza Keck

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and CSIRO have developed a rice variety with a much thicker and nutrient-dense outer layer.

General Mills removes 'natural' label after lawsuit

31 August, 2018

General Mills will stop labelling its Nature Valley Granola Bars as "Made with 100% Natural Whole Grain Oats" following legal action from three consumer groups.

Scientists investigate low-allergy wheat breeds

21 August, 2018

They have used the wheat genome map to help breed low-allergy wheat varieties and reduce the risk of diseases like coeliac and baker's asthma.

New use for barley

03 July, 2018

Roasted barley can be used as a contrast agent for photoacoustic computed tomography investigations in the gut and swallowing.

Action needed to reduce acrylamide

22 May, 2018

Acrylamide is not a natural ingredient of food — it is basically a processing contaminant that is probably carcinogenic.

Heat-treated flour addresses food safety

10 April, 2018

Page House is launching heat-treated flour for American households to help ensure the safe handling and eating of raw recipes.

Wheat developed with 10 times more fibre

10 January, 2018

Researchers have developed high-fibre wheat that can help improve gut health without changing your diet.

Bühler Group TotalSense digital rice analyser

29 November, 2017

The Bühler Group's digital rice analyser, TotalSense, enables improvement of yield and of quality for rice processors.

New definition for 'whole-grain' food

14 August, 2017

A Europe-based partnership between cereal scientists from academia and industry, Healthgrain Forum, has defined whole-grain foods.

Shape morphing pasta — just add water

08 June, 2017 by Jennifer Chu

Food shipping costs could be reduced if pasta could be 'flat-packed' then transformed into its 3D shape when the consumer immerses it in water.

Lupins and toxicity

05 June, 2017

While lupins have been a source of human and animal nutrition for thousands of years, they can come with a sting in the tail. So-called 'bitter lupin' varieties contain toxic alkaloids that can affect nervous, circulatory and digestive systems.

Wheat genome finally reveals its secrets

20 April, 2017

Five times larger than the human genome and more complex, the wheat genome has finally been sequenced by an international team that included UWA researchers.

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