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3D Printers to Play a Huge Role in Stopping World Hunger

Although the idea of printing meat you can eat might sound impossible, it’s already happening and could play an important role in stopping world hunger.

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The Science of Food Safety: Mars and IBM team up for DNA Sequencing Study

In an attempt to improve food safety, Mars and IBM are teaming up for a DNA sequencing project, to study how supply chains can affect the food we eat.

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Could Oral Therapy Potentially Cure Peanut Allergies?

A recent study may have discovered a potential cure for peanut allergies involving mixing small amounts of protein from the peanut with probiotics.

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Can One Chicken Feed the World? A Closer Look at Lab-Produced Meat.

An Israeli non-profit organisation called the Modern Agricultural Foundation is looking at the feasibility of mass-produced cultured chicken meat. Their goal is to make lab-grown meat available as soon as possible to offset the environmental and animal welfare impacts associated with traditional meat production.

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Australian Government Proposes Release of Commercial GM E.coli Vaccine

In a potentially ground-breaking food safety development, the Australian Government is assessing an application from worldwide animal research company Zoetis, that petitions to commercially release a GM (genetically modified) vaccine in poultry that will deliver immunity from E.coli disease and infection

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FSANZ Call for Submissions on Food Irradiation Application

FSANZ have called for submissions regarding a permit application to expand the irradiation of a various vegetables and fruits.

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Alarming additives and Food Labels: Beef and Alcohol in Popular Fruit Juices

After learning that some fruit flavoured drinks could contain traces of alcohol and beef, a Hindu man in Melbourne wrote to Heinz Australia to enquire about their food labels and whether that was the case in his favourite beverage, Golden Circle juice. He was shocked when the company replied, revealing that the entire Golden Circle …

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FSANZ Considers Easing Food Safety Restrictions on Raw Milk Cheeses

Cheese enthusiasts are excited by the potential of tastier cheeses hitting the market soon. The FSANZ (Food Standards Australia and New Zealand), are considering a proposal that could see eased food safety restrictions on raw milk cheeses. This proposal, if it is passed, will allow for a greater range of cheeses to be sold within Australia and …

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One-Minute Halal Detection Kits Being Developed in Malaysia

Following on from a scandal in Malaysia last month when Cadbury’s confectionary products where incorrectly accused of being non-halal, the University of Selangor (Unisel) has begun developing a DIY kit for Malaysian Muslims to determine whether food is halal. The kits will take less than a minute to detect non-halal ingredients in food, cosmetics and medicines. …

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New Zealand Researchers Investigate Safer, Cadmium-Free Potatoes

Researchers at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury (UC) are looking to improve food safety levels by creating cadmium-free potatoes. Initial research conducted by Dr David Leung, a biotechnology lecturer at UC, and his PhD student Seyedardalan Ashrafzadeh focused on the health risks of cadmium present in potatoes. Cadmium has long been thought of as a …

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