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.

EC proposes limit on trans fats

10 October, 2018

The European Commission is calling for comments on a proposal to limit the amount of trans fats to 2 grams per 100 grams of fat.

Nutty ideas welcome

02 October, 2018

All ideas involving Australian macadamia nuts are welcome.

Cooling technology increases lettuce yield

02 October, 2018 by Zoe Gross

It's early days yet but a root-cooling technology pilot has resulted in a 132% increase in lettuce leaf fresh weight.

Organic yoghurt is the most sugary

19 September, 2018

Less than 9% of yoghurts and only 2% of children's yoghurts were classified as low sugar and achieved the green nutrition label in the UK.

Comment invited on wine additive

18 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Food Standards Australia ANZ

FSANZ is calling for comment on an application to permit potassium polyaspartate as a food additive in wine.

Aquafarming and food security

14 September, 2018 by Jenny Seifert

More seafood comes from aquaculture than is wild caught but the industry has to address the effects of climate change if it is to continue to grow.

Eating meat and social status

10 September, 2018

Those who perceive themselves as having a lower socioeconomic status may eat more meat to make up for their status, as meat consumption symbolises power.

Salmonella outbreak prompts Sydney egg recall

10 September, 2018

Eggz On The Run has voluntarily recalled Glendenning Farms brownshell eggs following 23 cases of Salmonella enteritidis in the Sydney area.

Mediterranean cheese produced 7200 years ago

10 September, 2018

Pottery from Croatia has revealed evidence of Mediterranean cheese production from 7200 years ago, and this could have aided the expansion of early farmers into Europe.

Safety concerns for artificial sweetener sucralose

07 September, 2018

Research has found sucralose is metabolised in the gut and produces at least two fat-soluble compounds, which contradicts previous safety claims.

Honey fraud creates a sticky situation

05 September, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Tests have found almost half of supermarket honey samples were adulterated, but are these tests accurate?

Sensus Frutalose SFP sweet chicory root powder

01 September, 2018 | Supplied by: IMCD Australia Limited

Frutalose SFP (sweet fibre powder), manufactured by Sensus, is made from chicory root and suitable for use in sugar-reduced applications.

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.

Saliva changes how food tastes

21 August, 2018

Research found taste preferences are influenced by salivary proteins, and when people were repeatedly exposed to bitter foods their saliva adapted to make it more palatable.

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