Food Studies

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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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70 Percent of UK Supermarket Chickens Contaminated

A recent survey conducted by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has uncovered a serious Campylobacter outbreak, affecting 70% of fresh, shop-bought chickens in the UK.

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Junk Food Brands Target Kids on Social Media

Popular junk food brands have begun to find new ways of avoiding television advertising restrictions in Australia by promoting unhealthy foods through social media networks.

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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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First Australian Research Centre to Focus on Fresh Food Safety Opens

Following a number of fresh food health scares that began to arise in 2011 with the discovery of toxic listeria contaminating rockmelon within the US and polluted sprouts in Germany, Australia’s first research centre dedicated to the safety of fresh food products has opened its doors. These contamination incidents killed dozens of people, leading to …

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How Aussie Food Businesses Can Capitalise On Food Trends in 2014: Part 1

With Tourism Australia’s ‘Restaurant Australia’ campaign set to bolster the Australian economy by promoting our unique food lifestyle, now is the time to start thinking about how your business – whether it’s a restaurant, cafe, hotel, or catering business – can capitalise on 2014 food trends and make the most of the global trend towards culinary travelling. This article, …

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Is Sustainable Palm Oil A Sustainable Option For Food Manufacturers?

Just last week, the world’s largest consumer products company, Proctor & Gamble changed its policy for palm oil supply in reaction to pressure from activist group Greenpeace, vowing to use only sustainable palm oil in its products. The Sustainable Palm Oil Trend The trend toward sustainable palm oil is growing in leaps and bounds. As consumers revolt against …

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Australian Shoppers Value Food Safety, Says New Local Study

Food safety is the most important quality to Australian supermarket shoppers, according a new independent study from Roy Morgan Research. Safety outranked convenient trading hours, low prices, easy parking, and the range of fresh produce for consumers. Food Safety a Very Important Deciding Factor Fifty-seven percent of respondents aged 14 and over said food safety …

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