In noisy situations - like the 85 dB aboard a jetliner - it seems that our sense of taste is compromised and umami-rich foods are preferred over sweet options.
Chinese scientists have reared beef rich in the beneficial fatty acids associated with fish oils. However, challenges must be overcome before the product can be commercialised.
Seven out of 10 Australians (or 13.6 million people) drink fresh milk in an average seven days, while fewer than two in 10 (2.9 million people) drink UHT/long-life milk, according to data from Roy Morgan Research.
After several years of growth, butter has finally overtaken margarine as the spread of choice for Australian grocery shoppers. More than half of shoppers (51%) bought butter in 2014, compared to just under half (49%) who purchased margarine.
New Australian research has added some more weight to the argument for java, demonstrating how free radicals and antioxidants behave during every stage of the coffee brewing process, from bean to brew.
As recently as five years ago, meat snacks were viewed as an unhealthy, male-oriented legacy category. Now, sales of meat snacks are booming, with growth of 20% annually for many countries between 2012 and 2014.
Worldwide consumer demand for miniature Rockit apples has grown 700% since 2013, leading Havelock North Fruit Company to invest $17 million in a state-of-the-art food packaging facility in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.