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Make mine tomato juice: taste preferences in noisy places like jetliners

27 May, 2015

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.

That beef looks fishy

26 May, 2015

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.

Got (fresh) milk? Less than two in 10 consumers choose UHT milk

22 May, 2015

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.

Spreading the love: butter is better, according to 51% of shoppers

15 May, 2015

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.

Using spectroscopy to brew a better coffee

04 May, 2015

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.

Entrepreneurs redefine snacking

20 April, 2015

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.

Tiny apples Rockit in popularity

19 March, 2015

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.

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