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Major investment in food science and security

Four new strategic research programmes will be funded over the next five years, to deliver fundamental insights into plant and microbial life



New technology could offer cheaper, faster food testing

Specialised droplets interact with bacteria and can be analysed using a smartphone



Testing cannabis potency in edibles

Danielle Mackowsky reports on an efficient approach to testing the potency of cannabis in food products



Advancing the food safety arms race

The merits of biochip array technology; a study in honey analysis. By Gary Smith



Food training course comes to UK and Europe

Campden BRI named as IFT’s UK and European Partner for Certified Food Scientist training



Rapid, cost effective foreign material identification

RSSL’s rapid route to identifying foreign material in food, can help you quickly detect production issues or deal promptly with consumer complaints.



Lab Solutions Virtual Conference

Merck Millipore has announced the first Lab Solutions Virtual Conference on November 19 and 20, 2013. The conference theme, “Food Safety Analysis,” will bring industry experts from around the world to discuss different aspects of this increasingly important topic.



Little changes – large effects

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that very small chemical changes to dietary flavonoids cause very large effects when the plant natural products are tested for their impact on the human immune system.



In vitro meat can be eaten with ethical impunity

Today, putting meat on the table causes enormous suffering to animals and environmental damage, yet one day you will be able to eat meat with ethical impunity. In vitro technology will spell the end of lorries full of cows and chickens, abattoirs and factory farming.



Exploring food riddles in rhythm disturbances

Drinking excessive amounts of cola and eating honey made from the pollen of Rhododendrons can cause unusual syncope (fainting) and symptoms of arrhythmia



Frutarom announces strategic move into functional foods market

Frutarom Health announces a strategic move into the functional foods market on a global scale, furthering the strong positioning of its functional ingredients in the nutraceuticals market.



New multi-analyte array for the detection of antimicrobials in honey

Randox Food Diagnostics have developed the new Antimicrobial Array IV to detect multiple antimicrobial compounds in a single honey sample on the Evidence Investigator screening analyser.



Cryogenic desserts

From student project to Oscar winning sorbet, with the help of maxon’s DC brushless motor, gearhead and motor controller.



Six top trends in B2B food and nutrition PR

NutriPR identifies six top trends of B2B public relations for the nutraceutical and food ingredient industries for 2014.



Innova Market Insights - Top 10 Trends for 2014

“Waste Not Want Not” and “You Can Trust Us” top the Innova Market Insights’ food & beverage Top 10 Trends list for 2014. Innova Market Insights will present its trends at this year’s FiE, Frankfurt on November 19-21, booth #8H88.



Impact of gene on crop development could boost cereal yields

The productivity of major crops such as barley could get a boost in the future thanks to discoveries in the inner workings of genes and how they influence crop development, a new study from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee has shown.



LycoRed launches innovative, high-intensity beta-carotene colourants

LycoRed has developed new and innovative beta-carotene colourant formulations delivering high-intensity colouring and will present this state-of-the-art beta-carotene colourant line at Drinktec on September 16-20, 2013.



Natural extraction method Phytonext ready for next step

Phytonext, a technology company based in the Netherlands proves that it is possible to achieve natural extracts in a more economical manner with their innovative extraction technology.



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