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Asia Pacific: University develops bananas high in pro-vitamin A

Research at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has produced a golden-orange fleshed banana that is rich in pro-vitamin A. The decade-long research, led by...

Europe: Danisco Foundation celebrates researchers on food research 

The Danisco Foundation has awarded three Science Excellence Medals for 2017 to senior scientists broadly recognized by DuPont Nutrition & Health for scientific excellence...

Europe: Unilever, institute create process to reduce sachet waste

Unilever unveiled the CreaSolv process to recycle sachets that is inspired by an innovation used to recycle TV sets. Developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for...

Asia Pacific: Singapore researchers create probiotic beer

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created sour beer that incorporates the probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei L26. The strain was first isolated...

Americas: Grain for making gluten-free beer

Beers made with Witkop teff grains may be a good alternative to traditionally brewed barley beers, reports Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Gluten-based sensitivities...

Americas: Researcher says food distribution is key to cure malnutrition

Malnutrition’s triple burden of undernourishment, deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, and over nutrition impacts millions of people around the world. Changes in the availability,...

Americas: Fabric checks on freshness of fruit

Florida International University (FIU) scientists have created a small strip of coated fabric for consumers to test the freshness of fruit. The research, published in...

Americas: Certain natural forms of vitamin K found in dairy products

Vitamin K, with its multiple forms, is among the lesser known nutrients. Scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging...

Europe: Eating chocolate may decrease risk of irregular heartbeat, finds study

Consuming moderate amounts of chocolate was associated with significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) — a common and dangerous type...

Europe: Researchers says food should be studied in whole

The nutritional value of a food should be evaluated on the basis of the foodstuff as a whole, and not as an effect of...

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