The 2021 World Food Prize was awarded 11 May to leading nutrition expert Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted for her work in pioneering fish-based food systems to improve nutrition, health and livelihoods for millions of people around the world. Dr. Thilsted was the first to establish that many small fish species commonly eaten across Southeast Asia […]
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Pink Lady recently announced the winners of their annual food photography competition — the 10th anniversary of these wonderful awards. There are a range of categories from ‘Bring home the harvest’ to ‘Food on the table’ and from ‘Food for celebration’ to ‘Food in the field’. Feast your eyes on some of the coolest […]
Based on hydrocolloids (stabilisers and emulsifiers) Faravelli’s FARA® functional systems have always guaranteed the best balance between innovation, cost and quality. FARA functional systems, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, are tailor-made, following specific customer requests. The blends include emulsifiers, natural hydrocolloids and functional ingredients that give foods and beverages unique characteristics, for example […]
Chatham House research paper calls for urgent reform of food systems
Barry Callebaut, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, recently released its fourth Forever Chocolate Report outlining the progress the company is making towards its 2025 targets. With innovation at the heart of their advancement, this year the company has embarked on an industry first project to commence the transformation […]
Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient which plays a role in supporting red blood cell production, energy, metabolism and nerve function, however it is neither made, nor required by plants.
Delivering the benefits of agricultural biotechnology to smallholder farmers requires that resources be directed toward staple food crops. To achieve effect at scale, beneficial traits must be integrated into multiple, elite farmer-preferred varieties with relevance across geographical regions.
Once the UK left the EU, it would be free to invest in gene editing of crops and livestock to “feed the world”. That’s what the prime minister, Boris Johnson, told the House of Commons in 2019. And following the UK’s formal departure from the EU in January 2021, the government quickly launched a public […]
By the CHRONECT Workstation MCPD 3-Monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD), 2-monochloropropane- 1,3-diol (2-MCPD) and glycidol are known as contaminants in foodstuffs due to manufacturing. MCPD fatty acids may occur during the refinement process of oils and fats at high temperature or in the presence of chloride containing salts.
Saccharides show a very narrow UV absorption wavelength range, from 190 nm to 195 nm since the hydroxyl group is the only major functional group showing UV absorption in the structure. Hence a refractive index detector (RID) is commonly used for this analysis.