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How much milk protein can stimulate muscle growth after exercise in middle-aged men?

Just nine grams of milk protein may be sufficient to stimulate muscle build after resistance exercise, according to researchers from The University of Auckland and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.

IBM and Cornell University to work together to keep global milk supply safe

IBM Research and Cornell University have teamed up to help improve the safety of the global milk supply through genetic sequencing and big data analytics research.

IFCN conference looks at milk price cycle

The 18th IFCN Dairy Conference took place from June 10-14 in Kiel, Germany, with participants looking at the most recent analysis of developments in 2016 and 2017.

Probiotic from Tibetan kefir grains can provide antioxidant boost to functional foods: Study

The probiotic strain L. plantarum MA2 from traditional Tibetan kefir grains has significant antioxidant properties, in addition to its previously reported cholesterol lowering credentials.

Synvina PEF bottle gets green light for recyclability

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina, a joint venture between BASF and Avantium.

Study supports probiotic yogurt’s immune boosting effects

Yogurt containing two probiotic strains plus heat-treated bacteria may boost the activity of immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells in people over 60, says a new study.

News in brief

Lactobacillus from yogurt could block drug-resistant infections

An isolate from a strain of Lactobacillus in commercial yogurt could block the growth of several multi drug-resistant bacteria, according to new data.

Study finds varying amounts of vitamin K in dairy products

Dairy products may be able to promote another key nutrient, vitamin K, as a study by Tufts University found that many full-fat dairy products contained an appreciable amount of the...

The effect of vitamin concentrates on pasteurized milk flavor: Study

A study looking at the effects of adding vitamins to milk has found concentrates may contribute to off flavors in milk, especially skim milk fortified with water-dispersible vitamin concentrates.

Women more prone to food allergies, study suggests

Food allergies are on the rise with the highest rates of intolerance recorded among women and the Asian population, a study concludes. 

Vit D and calcium may reduce onset of early menopause: Study

Taking high doses of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be linked to a lower risk of early menopause as the findings could help in reducing health problems associated with...

Unique combination of prebiotic mixture and fermented infant formula helps prevent colic: New Danone Nutricia study

A trial on a novel infant formula appears to shows for the first time that a specific combination of ingredients can have a preventive effect on colic.

Eat more yoghurt for better bones, says study

Higher hip bone density and a reduced risk of osteoporosis have been found to occur after increased consumption of yoghurt in older women and men in Ireland.

Arla Foods opens new global innovation center in ‘Silicon Valley’ of food development and innovation

Arla Foods’ new innovation center in the Agro Food Park, in the Skejby district of Aarhus in Denmark, officially opened today.

Fonterra introducing trial hi-tech local weather stations for dairy farmers

Fonterra farmers in New Zealand will test new weather technology that the dairy cooperative hopes will bring greater precision.

Archive article of the week

Functional foods have role in reversing 'thin outside, fat inside' phenomenon, paper's authors conclude

Functional foods could have a key role to play in combating the global rise of the phenomenon of sarcopenic obesity, according to a published report of the proceedings of a...

Thymox seals $4.6m funding round and looks to develop its global commercial frontiers

Thymox has closed a $4.6m Series B financing round led by Cycle Capitol Management and Desjardins Innovatech and will use the funds to accelerate the company’s international expansion.

Interpack 2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if...

Interpack 2017

Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Mettler-Toledo introduced four enhancements on its Safeline metal detection systems at Interpack.

Arla Food Ingredients launches communal whey protein blog

An online knowledge-sharing platform dedicated to whey protein and lactose has been launched by Arla Foods Ingredients.

Unsafe levels of arsenic found in baby food products, research finds

Almost three-quarters of infant and baby foods containing rice exceed safe levels of arsenic defined by EU law.

Dairy Council looks for sports nutrition award submissions

The Dairy Council in the UK is looking for the next generation of sport nutritionists to submit their research on the role of dairy in sport and exercise nutrition. 

NIZO and PSE set up Centre of Excellence

NIZO, the Dutch food and nutrition contract research organization, and Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), a UK advanced process modelling company, have announced the formation of the Centre of Excellence (CoE)...

Scientists create printed transistors for interactive smart food labels

Scientists at AMBER (Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research) at Trinity College Dublin have created printed transistors from 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. 

Experimental dairy farm opens in Catalonia

A new experimental dairy farm has been opened in Spain.

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