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APRIL Secures £449,850 Innovate UK Government Project

    APRIL Secures £449,850 Innovate UK Government Project

OAL Group has secured a £448,850 Innovate UK funded project to further develop its APRIL™ robotics material handling systems for food manufacturers. The new project focuses on overcoming the well documented productivity challenges food manufacturers face preparing ingredients. It will be led by engineers from OAL in partnership with the University of Lincoln and will utlise […]

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Unilever to Build a Global Foods Innovation Centre in the Netherlands

    Unilever to Build a Global Foods Innovation Centre in the Netherlands

Unilever has announced its intention to build a new global Foods Innovation Centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The Foods R&D organizations, currently based in Vlaardingen (the Netherlands), Heilbronn (Germany) and Poznan (Poland) will be co-located in the new centre.
The announcement means that Unilever will move all roles in R&D Foods that are currently based in […]

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Mondelez International to Invest $65 Million in Global Research & Development Hubs

    Mondelez International to Invest $65 Million in Global Research & Development Hubs

Mondelēz International has confirmed a $65 million investment to build a global Research, Development & Quality (RDQ) network of the future. The investment will enable the company to better recruit, retain and develop talent across a range of science and technical disciplines while also creating a stronger presence in both emerging and developed markets. When […]

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EIB Supports FrieslandCampina’s Research and Development Activities

    EIB Supports FrieslandCampina’s Research and Development Activities

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €150 million loan with FrieslandCampina for R&D activities in Europe, its first ever loan to a company in the Dutch agricultural sector.
FrieslandCampina’s roots go back to 1871, when nine farmers took over a cheese factory in Wieringerwaard in the Netherlands. Through mergers it has become one of […]

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Arla Foods Ingredients Opens €40 Million Hydrolysates Factory

    Arla Foods Ingredients Opens €40 Million Hydrolysates Factory

Arla Foods Ingredients has strengthened its position of leadership in the global dairy protein hydrolysates sector with the opening of new, dedicated factory located in Nr. Vium, Denmark.
The €40 million facility can produce approximately 4,000 tonnes of high quality whey and casein hydrolysates a year, creating ingredient solutions for applications in the infant, clinical and […]

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Mondelez International Investing $15 Million in New Research & Development Centre in Poland

    Mondelez International Investing $15 Million in New Research & Development Centre in Poland

Mondelēz International officially started construction of a new global Research, Development & Quality (RDQ) site in Bielany Wroclawskie. The state-of- the-art research and development facility is expected to open in the first quarter 2017 and will support new products and technologies for Power Brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka, Barni and Oreo. The site will […]

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Belgian Researchers Check Quality of Chocolate With Ultrasound

    Belgian Researchers Check Quality of Chocolate With Ultrasound

The quality of Belgium’s famous chocolate largely depends on the crystals that form during the hardening of the chocolate. Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have now developed a new and quicker way to check whether the cocoa butter is crystallising correctly during the hardening process. The method could save the chocolate industry a lot of […]

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Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at Harper Adams University Opens

    Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at Harper Adams University Opens

The Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at the Harper Adams University campus, Newport, Shropshire has been opened. The new facility was opened by The Princess Royal, the Chancellor of Harper Adams University. Her Royal Highness was accompanied throughout her visit by Stephen Alexander (Chairman, Dairy Crest), Mark Allen (Chief Executive, Dairy Crest) and Dr David Llewellyn […]

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Leveraging Public R&D for the Benefit of Industry: The Case of Food – Tuesday, 24th November, 2015

    Leveraging Public R&D for the Benefit of Industry: The Case of Food – Tuesday, 24th November, 2015

Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, is holding a symposium on technology transfer on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 at the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland. The aim of this event is to highlight how important science-based innovation is to the growth of the food sector.
The symposium will explore international […]

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Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute Established

    Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute Established

As the global focus on nutrition and general wellness continues to take centre stage, Kerry Group has announced the launch of the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute. Supported by a Scientific Advisory Council, the Institute aims to provide expert insight into the science and policy of health, taste, nutrition and general wellness. To make the […]

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Nestlé Health Science to Invest in US Product Technology Centre

    Nestlé Health Science to Invest in US Product Technology Centre

Nestlé Health Science, a Nestlé subsidiary dedicated to developing nutritional solutions for people with specific medical conditions, is investing SFr67 million (US$70 million, Eur61 million) in a new Product Technology Centre at Bridgewater, New Jersey, in the US. As part of Nestlé’s global R&D network, the facility will focus on developing innovative nutritional therapies that […]

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Opening of Kerry Group’s €100 Million Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Ireland

    Opening of Kerry Group’s €100 Million Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Ireland

Kerry Group, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods group, has opened a new Global Technology & Innovation Centre to serve the group’s global and regional customers in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. The new Global Centre is strategically located on a 28 acre site, in the Millennium Business Park, Naas […]

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Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences to Develop New Test For Early Alzheimer’s Disease

    Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences to Develop New Test For Early Alzheimer’s Disease

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences SA (NIHS), a fundamental research institute of the global nutrition, health and wellness company Nestlé, has signed a research collaboration agreement with AC Immune SA – a leading Lausanne-based biopharmaceutical company focused on neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of the collaboration is to develop a sensitive, minimally invasive Tau diagnostic […]

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INRA and TEAGASC to Strengthen Scientific Co-operation

    INRA and TEAGASC to Strengthen Scientific Co-operation

INRA (France’s National Institute for Agricultural Research) and Teagasc (The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) have signed a joint declaration for the strengthening of scientific co-operation between the two organisations.
Together, these research institutes possess a high level of competence and expertise located in over 200 laboratories in France and 13 research and development centres […]

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Nestlé Health Science to Develop New Therapy to Treat Ulcerative Colitis

    Nestlé Health Science to Develop New Therapy to Treat Ulcerative Colitis

Nestlé Health Science has entered into a license agreement with Lipid Therapeutics for exclusive rights worldwide, except for Europe and Australia, to Lipid Therapeutics’ LT-02 compound (phosphatidylcholine), a novel barrier function therapy for patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis. Under this agreement, Nestlé Health Science will further develop and commercialize LT-02 upon marketing approval by the […]

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Nestlé and EpiGen to Study How Mother’s Diet Can Influence Baby’s Genes and Health

    Nestlé and EpiGen to Study How Mother’s Diet Can Influence Baby’s Genes and Health

In what is thought to be the first clinical trial of its kind, the Nestlé Research Center will examine if a specific blend of nutrients and probiotics can improve the health of mothers and babies when taken by mothers before conception and throughout pregnancy. This study is the latest collaboration between the EpiGen Global Research […]

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Nestlé Opens Global R&D Centre For Frozen and Chilled Food Products

    Nestlé Opens Global R&D Centre For Frozen and Chilled Food Products

Nestlé has opened a SFr48 million (US$ 50 million) research and development centre in Solon, Ohio in the US that will focus on new product development for its frozen and chilled food businesses worldwide
The Solon R&D centre will also work on reformulating Nestlé’s frozen and chilled food products, exploring ways to reduce sodium and saturated […]

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Nestlé Skin Health to Open R&D Centre in Shanghai For Ageing Skin

    Nestlé Skin Health to Open R&D Centre in Shanghai For Ageing Skin

Nestlé Skin Health has announced that it will open an innovation hub in Shanghai to support healthy ageing. Operational in 2016, the hub – known as a SHIELD (Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development) centre – will combine different technologies, medications and bio-informatics to help address ageing skin health issues including intense dryness and […]

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Nestlé Scientist Helps Establish Alzheimer’s Research Hub

    Nestlé Scientist Helps Establish Alzheimer’s Research Hub

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) scientist Gene Bowman has played a key role in establishing the first research hub dedicated to ‘Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia’ at the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART).
ISTAART is the Association’s professional society dedicated to Alzheimer’s and dementia science, and the hub, known as […]

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Nestlé Study Supports Potassium’s Heart Health Effects

    Nestlé Study Supports Potassium’s Heart Health Effects

A Nestlé study suggests that increasing dietary intake of potassium to the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended level of at least 3.51 grams per day could help to reduce blood pressure in people not taking medicine for hypertension, and may be a cost effective means of delaying its onset or mitigating its severity.
In the new […]

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Nestlé Fuels Solar Impulse For Longest Ever Non-stop Solar Flight

    Nestlé Fuels Solar Impulse For Longest Ever Non-stop Solar Flight

Solar Impulse, the world’s first attempt to fly around the globe in a solar-powered aircraft, has broken the record for the longest solo flight in such a machine. The plane piloted by André Borschberg covered the 7,212 kilometres from Nagoya, Japan to Honolulu in the US in five days and five nights, and will now […]

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The Movable Feast – Selecting the Right Portion Size and Feeling Full

    The Movable Feast – Selecting the Right Portion Size and Feeling Full

We all know that pleasurable feeling of satiety, the satisfaction you experience when you’ve eaten a good meal and feel full. While satiety feels good, what is less clear is how much food we need to eat to reach this state, given that people still eat when they feel satisfied.
What is a ‘portion’ or a serving? […]

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New Agri-Food Competence Centre For Northern Ireland

    New Agri-Food Competence Centre For Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has announced the establishment of a £6.7 million Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre (AFQCC). Hosted at Queen’s University, Belfast, the new Competence Centre will draw upon the research capabilities of Ulster University (UU), Queen’s University, Belfast and the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). The centre’s primary focus […]

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland and Teagasc Embark on Dairy Ingredients and Processing Innovation Collaboration

    Glanbia Ingredients Ireland and Teagasc Embark on Dairy Ingredients and Processing  Innovation Collaboration

A new collaboration agreement has been announced between the Teagasc Food Research Centre in Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork and Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) in the areas of dairy ingredients and processing. The arrangement focuses on the development of scientific capability to support the generation of value-add in the cheese and dairy ingredients space.
GII is Ireland’s […]

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Orafti®Synergy1 From BENEO Provides New Opportunities to Fight Obesity in Children

    Orafti®Synergy1 From BENEO Provides New Opportunities to Fight Obesity in Children

A new study conducted by the research team of Professor Raylene Reimer from the University of Calgary in Canada shows that the prebiotic chicory root fibre Orafti®Synergy1 from BENEO improves appetite regulation and decreases food intake in overweight and obese children, helping those children to eat less, naturally.[i] [ii]
These findings strengthen the results of previous […]

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A Risotto Five Years in the Making: How Nestlé Designed a Diet to Fuel Solar Impulse

    A Risotto Five Years in the Making: How Nestlé Designed a Diet to Fuel Solar Impulse

Mushroom risotto, potato gratin and curry soup: the diet that is fuelling the Solar Impulse pilots attempting to become the first to fly a solar-powered plane around the world.
It might sound ordinary but getting such dishes right took a team of eight scientists at the Nestlé Research Center (NRC) in Lausanne, Switzerland five years and […]

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European Commission Launches Scientific Debate on How to Feed the Planet

    European Commission Launches Scientific Debate on How to Feed the Planet

The European Commission has launched an online consultation on how science and innovation can help the EU ensuring safe, nutritious, sufficient and sustainable food globally.
The discussion is linked to the theme of this year’s Universal Exhibition (Expo Milano 2015) “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, which aims to go beyond cultural activities and open a […]

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Nestlé Health Science to Launch Cow Milk Protein Allergy Assessment Tool

    Nestlé Health Science to Launch Cow Milk Protein Allergy Assessment Tool

Nestlé Health Science is introducing an assessment tool to help healthcare professionals identify cases of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) in infants.
Some infants develop an allergy to cow’s milk when their immune system mistakenly sees the milk protein as something the body should fight off. CMPA can cause an infant to be fussy and irritable […]

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Mondelez International Names New Head of Research, Development & Quality

    Mondelez International Names New Head of Research, Development & Quality

Mondelez International has announced that Robin Hargrove will become Executive Vice President, Research, Development and Quality, effective April 1. In this role, he will report to Chief Growth Officer Mark Clouse and be responsible for all product and packaging development, research, nutrition, quality, food safety and scientific affairs activities worldwide.
Robin Hargrove has served as Senior […]

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InVivo to Acquire 50% Stake in Irish R&D Company

    InVivo to Acquire 50% Stake in Irish R&D Company

InVivo, the largest agricultural co-operative group in France, and a leading player in the industry globally, has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in Life Scientific, an Irish R&D company which specialises in off-patent crop protection products. Life Scientific is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.
InVivo, with revenues of […]

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Teagasc Appoints New Head of Food Research

    Teagasc Appoints New Head of Food Research

Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland, has appointed Dr Mark Fenelon as Head of Food Research. Dr Fenelon will have responsibility for providing overall leadership for the Teagasc food research programme which is delivered at the two research centres – Moorepark in Cork and Ashtown in Dublin. The food research programme in […]

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Nestlé Contributes to Study on Business Case to Protect Environment

    Nestlé Contributes to Study on Business Case to Protect Environment

Nestlé has contributed to a new report just released that aims to identify new opportunities for protecting natural resources such as water, soil and timber that underpin global supply chains and provide commercial value.
Doing business with nature, a collaboration between Nestlé, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and other entities, discusses the impact […]

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Nestlé Research Finds Food Benefits in High-altitude Cooking

    Nestlé Research Finds Food Benefits in High-altitude Cooking

Nestlé scientists have discovered that cooking food at high altitude, where pressure is lower, can make it more intense in flavour, colour and aroma, as well as potentially improve the nutrient quality of food.
A group of scientists from the Nestlé Research Center (NRC) in Lausanne, Switzerland, travelled to the world’s highest revolving restaurant – the […]

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Queen’s University, Belfast to Develop £30 Million Food Security Research Centre

    Queen’s University, Belfast to Develop £30 Million Food Security Research Centre

Queen’s University, Belfast is to develop a £30 million state-of-the-art research centre as part of its existing Institute for Global Food Security, which conducts pioneering work on food security systems. The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University is headed by Professor Chris Elliott (pictured), who recently completed the Government report on the UK’s […]

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Factors that Impact Key Infant Gut Bacteria

    Factors that Impact Key Infant Gut Bacteria

The  Nestlé Research Centre (NRC) has announced the results of a joint study that shows the role of external factors, such as mode of birth delivery, that impact the development of key gut bacteria in infants.
The gut bacteria is commonly referred to as the microbiome, which consists of around 100 trillion microorganisms that live in the […]

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€35 Million Innovation Investment in Irish Dairy Processing Industry

    €35 Million Innovation Investment in Irish Dairy Processing Industry

The Irish dairy processing sector continues to ramp up its preparations for the end of milk quotas with the announcement of an innovation investment of €35 million.
The investment by Government and industry will position Ireland as a world leader in dairy innovation, and help to maximise the long term growth opportunities created by anticipated increase […]

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Nestlé Extends Key Study into How Childhood Life Impacts Adult Health

    Nestlé Extends Key Study into How Childhood Life Impacts Adult Health

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) is to continue collaborating with Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in the UK as part of a ground-breaking study into how the way we live in childhood may affect our health as adults.
Funded by a number of charities and companies, including Nestlé, the study, called […]

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New Research Shows Snacking On Almonds Instead of a High-carbohydrate Snack Reduced Abdominal Fat

    New Research Shows Snacking On Almonds Instead of a High-carbohydrate Snack Reduced Abdominal Fat

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that a daily snack of 42 grams of almonds instead of a high-carbohydrate muffin with equivalent calories, consumed as part of an overall healthy diet, improved a number of heart disease risk factors in study participants1. In addition to significantly improving LDL […]

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Can People Make Their Pets Happy?

    Can People Make Their Pets Happy?

Researchers from Nestlé Purina Petcare are conducting some of the first studies of their kind into how external stimuli can generate joyful emotions in dogs. While scientific evidence demonstrates that owning a pet can help lower people’s blood pressure, and reduce anxiety and depression, less is known about whether human contact has a similarly beneficial […]

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EFSA Gives Positive Evaluation on 13.5 Health Claim For BENEO’s Inulin Improving Bowel Function

    EFSA Gives Positive Evaluation on 13.5 Health Claim For BENEO’s Inulin Improving Bowel Function

BENEO has announce that based on a 13.5 health claim application it has gained a positive EFSA evaluation for its prebiotic fibre inulin improving the effect on bowel function by increasing stool frequency. The application includes new and proprietary scientific research. EFSA’s positive evaluation allows the approval by the Commission, the Member States and the […]

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Produce World Seeks Broccoli Perfection With New Role

    Produce World Seeks Broccoli Perfection With New Role

Produce World Group, the UK’s largest grower and supplier of fresh vegetables, is on the look-out for a person that can help to nurture the perfect crop of broccoli through an innovative research project looking to grow more vegetables more efficiently. The role is part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project in collaboration with Cranfield […]

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Nestlé Boosts Research into Cutting-edge Maternal Nutrition and Epigenetics

    Nestlé Boosts Research into Cutting-edge Maternal Nutrition and Epigenetics

Nestlé is to intensify its research in the field of epigenetics, the science of how eating behaviours and other environmental factors can affect your genes, health and that of your offspring, for future generations to come.
The company has announced it will contribute SFr22 million (Eur18 million) to a six-year research partnership with an international alliance […]

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First Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation Launched at Queen Margaret University

    First Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation Launched at Queen Margaret University

The first Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation has been launched at Queen Margaret University (QMU). The new Centre will enhance Scotland’s position as a leader in food and drink innovation in Europe and support access to the global market for healthy and functional food.
According to Bank of Scotland’s latest food and drink industry […]

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New study shows that athletes recover faster with HYDRO.365 whey protein hydrolysate

Endurance athletes consuming sports drinks containing carbohydrates and electrolytes plus Lacprodan® HYDRO.365 – Arla Foods Ingredients’ whey protein hydrolysate – outperform athletes using sports drinks alone, a new study reveals.
The study involved 18 top-class runners from Team Denmark taking part in a one-week training camp. The athletes were training twice a day, every day (apart […]

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Unlocking the Metabolic ‘Master Switch’ to Potentially Echo Exercise Effect

    Unlocking the Metabolic ‘Master Switch’ to Potentially Echo Exercise Effect

Research by Nestlé scientists suggests that future food and nutritional products could emulate the effects of exercise on the body’s metabolism.
These products would help maintain a healthy energy balance – achieved by balancing nutrients taken in with those consumed or stored – by using the same cellular mechanisms normally activated by exercise.
This would benefit those […]

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Robotic Milking For Dairy Farms

    Robotic Milking For Dairy Farms

With milk quotas due to be lifted in 2015, farmers will need all the help they can get and Teagasc (Irish agriculture and food development authority) is examining the viability of robotic milking systems for Irish farms. Robotic milking is a voluntary milking system, which allows cows to present themselves for milking as they wish, […]

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Clear Label Leads Top 10 Trends for 2015 10 Food Trends Worth Watching

Duiven, The Netherlands — “From Clean to Clear Label” and “Convenience for Foodies” lead the Innova Market Insights food & beverage Top 10 Trends list for 2015. Innova Market Insights will present these trends in a webinar on November 6 (4pm CET, 10am EST). Register here!
The Top Ten Trends likely to impact the food industry […]

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EU Research Turning Food Waste into Feed

    EU Research Turning Food Waste into Feed

Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture. Feeding the world without damaging the environment the goal of several EU-funded research projects.
The EU is investing over €4 billion in research and innovation for a European bioeconomy that makes […]

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Researchers Pinpoint Mechanism For Aroma Formation in Wine

    Researchers Pinpoint Mechanism For Aroma Formation in Wine

The majority of wines are produced from around 20 different types of grape, all of which have their own typical aroma. This is due to the terpenes, a diverse category of chemical substances including cholesterol and estrogen. Scientists from Technische Universität München (TUM), the Hochschule Geisenheim and the Universität Bonn have now identified two enzymes […]

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Spread With Added Plant Sterols and Fish Oil Lowers Triglycerides and “Bad” Cholesterol

    Spread With Added Plant Sterols and Fish Oil Lowers Triglycerides and “Bad” Cholesterol

New research demonstrates that the consumption of a combination of low dose omega-3 and plant sterols can effectively reduce both LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels in men and women with high cholesterol levels. The research, recently published in the Journal of Nutrition, is the findings of a research group from Unilever Research and Development Vlaardingen (The […]

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Researchers Decode the DNA of the Robusta Coffee Bean

    Researchers Decode the DNA of the Robusta Coffee Bean

A team of researchers from around the world have sequenced the DNA of the Robusta coffee bean in an important step that could lead to future developments to improve the bean’s yield, quality and resistance to disease and drought, and to increase farmer incomes.
The study was led by the French Institute of Research for Development, […]

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Nestlé Purina Takes Key Step to Help Aging Pets Maintain Brain Health

    Nestlé Purina Takes Key Step to Help Aging Pets Maintain Brain Health

Nestlé Purina, one of the world’s leading pet care producers, has developed a nutritional supplement consisting of fish oil and antioxidants that can help pets maintain their mental capacities into older age.
Nestlé Purina will begin adding the nutritional supplement, known as Brain Protection Blend, to select Purina products for cats and dogs in the next […]

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Sensory Food Network Ireland

    Sensory Food Network Ireland

Sensory Food Network Ireland is a new national network of excellence, funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, under the FIRM programme. The network is coordinated by Dr Eimear Gallagher and Dr Sinéad McCarthy from Teagasc, Ashtown, and also includes all leading institutions with expertise in sensory science from the island of […]

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FDF Recognition for RSSL

Reading Scientific Services (RSSL) has been shortlisted for the Food & Drink Federation Awards in the category for Education Initiative. The award is made to companies that support education about the food and drink industry within schools and colleges, and help to facilitate employment opportunities for young people.
RSSL has been active in many such initiatives […]

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