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Scientists develop targeted fibre approach to gut health

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Researchers at the Whistler Centre for Carbohydrate Research, US, have discovered a way to select prebiotic fibres that promote bacteria propagation for improved gut health and are effective in any microbial environment.

Lesaffre has opened a new innovation technology facility in Dubai. Pic: GettyImages/Lacheev

Lesaffre inaugurates 48th Baking Center

By Gill Hyslop

Yeast and fermentation specialist Lesaffre continues its relentless push to expand its international expertise network with the opening of a new innovation technology centre in Dubai, UAE.

Nestlé's R+D Accelerator programme give start-ups the opportunity to develop their concepts while leveraging the company's mighty infrastructure and expertise. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé opens applications for Lausanne Food & Beverage Challenge 2021

By Gill Hyslop

The global snack giant has officially inaugurated its largest R+D Accelerator – located at its fundamental research centre in Switzerland – and is inviting forward-thinkers to apply to participate in a six-month immersive ‘idea to shop’ programme.

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Ground-breaking trial gives new hope for peanut allergies

By Oliver Morrison

A trial suggests that oral immunotherapy treatment, which involves repeated exposure over time to gradually increase doses of the allergen, could allow sufferers to increase their tolerance to peanuts. They would not be able to eat nuts at will, but their...