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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.

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How packaging influences shopper's perception of health

By Nikki Hancocks

New research provides insights into which elements of packaging have the biggest impact on the consumer's perception of product healthiness, and how the demographics of the consumer will impact these perceptions.

Citrus fruits are ‘distinctively’ high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Pic: Getty Images/bhofack2

Citrus peel boosts fiber and shelf life in bread: Study

By Kristine Sherred

A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition revealed that adding 2% of blood orange and lemon fibers to wholewheat durum flour was a viable approach to producing high-fiber bread with respectable shelf life.

Study finds that eating bread - and other high grain foods - will help keep you young. Pic: ©GettyImages/bernardbodo

Want to stay young? Eat bread, says study

By Gill Hyslop

Researchers recommend that older Americans should not cut bread from their diets as they contain essential nutrients necessary for healthy aging.

Wageningen University's campus will house Unilever's R&D centre from 2019 onwards.

Unilever to relocate food R&D to Wageningen University

By Niamh Michail

Global food giant Unilever is to relocate its R&D centres for food, home and personal care to Wageningen University in the Netherlands, creating what it calls "a global food innovation centre".

The TakkTile sensor facilitates light-touch robotic handling.

Robots with soft touch could benefit processing

By Jenni Spinner

A team of researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have come up with robotic technology that offers precise, gentle handling of materials; the technology could have implications for food processing.

Research has already hinted at seaweed's potential in the production of bioplastics

Seaweed coating for food packaging

By Rod Addy

A €1.26m project examining food packaging coatings made from seaweed has been launched by several stakeholder groups across the supply chain.

Preserving the peace

Preserving the peace

Food research company Preservation Sciences has settled its patent
infringement lawsuit with rival company Preservation Products
(PPLLC). The settlement specifically acknowledges that the
company's NuPreserv 2000 (a preservative...

Pesticide analyser

Pesticide analyser

Applied Biosystems, the UK-based provider of testing and analysis
systems for bacteria, has supplied Dr Specht & Partner Chemical
Laboratories with an API 4000 LC/MS/MS System to work alongside two
existing API 2000 LC/MS/MS Systems...

R&D boosts profits

R&D boosts profits

A seminar is to be held in Victoria, Australia for food
manufacturers to learn how research and development providers can
improve their profits, according to a report from Industry Search.

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