Milling & Grains

Foldit launch event. Picture: ©Mars

Mars, Thermo, PACA, UC Davis, Uni of Washington and Northeastern Uni behind work

Gamers set sights on neutralizing aflatoxin

By Joseph James Whitworth

Mars, Thermo Fisher Scientific and three US universities have turned to an online game to help tackle aflatoxin.

Canada has identified the five wheat research priorites required to maintain its status quo as one of the leading wheat producers in the world. Pic: ©GettyImages/TomasSereda

Canada prioritizes wheat research to fight climate change

By Gill Hyslop

Cereals Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have released the 2017 Canadian Wheat Research Priorities Report, outlining the priorities stakeholders should focus on that could help counter the effects climate change would have on wheat production,...

Ingredion's researchers have created a range of clean-label tapioca flours that it is launching globally. Pic: ©iStock/Boonchuay1970/fototips

Ingredion launches range of clean label tapioca flours

By Gill Hyslop

Food scientists at Ingredion Incorporated’s Idea Labs have developed a range of multi-functional tapioca flours, based on more than two decades of research to understand the role tapioca can play in clean label applications.

Traces of ancient cereals like wheat, barley and rye have been found in a wooden 'lunch box' abandoned on the Swiss Alps 4,000 years ago. Pic: ©Deposit Photos/lakov

Cereal breakthrough

Prehistoric grains identified in Swiss Alps lunch box

By Gill Hyslop

Scientists have discovered a 4,000-year-old ‘lunch box’ – obviously lost by a plucky primitive traveler crossing the Swiss mountains – contains microscopic traces of ancient wheat and rye.