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Europe: Study finds it possible to create bioplastics from waste product lignin

It is feasible to extract organic chemicals from lignin for the manufacture of bioplastics, according to a research led by Biome Bioplastics. The results stem...

Asia Pacific: Creating vanillin in the green way

Researchers has found a new 'greener' way to make vanillin, the primary flavor compound in vanilla, according to a study published in America Chemical...

Europe: Using MAP to pack fresh meat

Over recent years, the range of fresh pre-packed meat available in the self-service areas of supermarkets has increased steadily. Today, pre-packed meat products hold...

Americas: Researchers find large food portion sizes prevail in five countries studied

A new multi-country study finds that large, high-calorie portion sizes in fast food and full service restaurants is not a problem unique to the...

Americas: Graphene-infused packaging blocks moisture, researchers say

04Plastic packaging might seem impenetrable — and sometimes nearly impossible to remove — but water molecules can still pass through. This permeability to moisture can...

Americas: University to open center for soybean production, use

Purdue University is establishing a center that for faculty and staff members coordinating research, extension and education to advance the production and use of...

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...

Europe: Diet, genetics contribute to cancer, finds research

The PhD project has, among other things, shown which components of the immune system are likely involved in the development of colon cancer, and...

Europe/Asia Pacific: Nuts found to lengthen lifespan, say researchers

Researchers examined the association of nut consumption with mortality among low-income and racially diverse populations and found that the intake of peanuts was associated...

Europe: DuPont company partners French institution on probiotic strains

The DuPont Nutrition & Health Microbiome Venture has partnered with INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) to decipher the molecular mechanisms of action...