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Mimicking human breast milk: Another novel synthetic formula ingredient on the horizon?

Danish biotech firm Glycom has filed another application for a synthetic version of a compound found in breast milk, a development one infant formula expert said was promising.

Milk shelf-life can be upped by identifying microbes, says study

Researchers say that finding out which bacteria are in raw milk could lead to less food waste after assessing microbiota in raw milk at two large dairy processors in California.

Edible packaging from milk proteins to hit store shelves in three years, say researchers

Researchers are developing an edible milk-based protein alternative to plastic food packaging.

Don't have a cow? Perfect Day animal-free milk bids for slice of multibillion-dollar global dairy market

The word ‘disruptive’ is bandied around with wearying regularity in relation to food startups these days, but if anyone warrants this moniker, it's Perfect Day (formerly Muufri). Unlike the purveyors...

Calcium-rich fermented foods preferred in improving bone and heart health, study says

Calcium should come from healthy sources like fermented dairy products and leafy greens as a review outlines an approach to receiving an adequate intake while supporting bone and heart health.

Breast milk may be lacking for pre-term infants: Study

A human breast milk study opens the door for customised nutrition for premature babies, as researchers find pre-term milk contains different micronutrients for the first few weeks after birth only. ...

Consuming foods with plant sterols plays a role in managing heart health, says Nestlé Malaysia

Studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the UKM Medical Centre show that Malaysians in their 30s are now more likely to have arteries similar to a person aged 70 due...

Study says consuming estrogen in cow's milk does not affect blood levels or reproductive health

A study at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia says that in experiments on mice, even at concentrations 100 times higher than in milk from pregnant cows, blood hormone levels...

Study suggests milk better than electrolyte drinks post exercise

A metered intake of milk after exercise and thermal dehydration restores whole-body net fluid balance better than carbohydrate–electrolyte sports drinks or water, according to an Irish study.

Scientists to trial cockroach milk as a future protein supplement

Scientists have discovered cockroach milk is four times more nutritious than cow's milk with a protein that releases energy slowly over a long period of time.

Newamstar turns to ZW3D to design packaging and blow molding machines for liquid bottles

Newamstar, which works with Nestlé, Danone and Coca-Cola, has partnered with ZWCAD Software Company (ZWSOFT) to purchase over 100 sets of ZW3D software to design packaging and blow molding machines...

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Edlong Dairy Technologies launches Simply Dairy Ingredients line at IFT 2016

Edlong Dairy Technologies has continued to respond to consumer demand for clean labels by debuting its latest line of dairy-derived flavors, Edlong Simply Dairy Ingredients, at IFT last week.

More nutritious milk when cows given seratonin

Daily infusions with a chemical associated with feelings of happiness increased calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had just given birth.

Fonterra says innovation the key to shaping the global dairy sector

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra’s chief operating officer of global operations, Robert Spurway says R&D is one of the most important factors shaping the dairy industry today.

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Arla Food Ingredients says change your body age

Consumers aged 50+ can’t do anything about their chronological age, but they can slow down their ‘body age,’ according to Arla Food Ingredients.

Phantom fullness: It’s not the calories that count, it’s consistency

A thick, low-calorie milkshake will leave you feeling fuller than one that is high in calories but thin – a finding that could have the potential to help people lower...

EBRD supports innovation in Armenia’s dairy sector

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting Armenia’s dairy sector.

What is the ideal strawberry-flavored yogurt or whey beverage?

In a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Dairy Science, Brazilian researchers looked at a variety of strawberry yogurts and whey beverages to discover the ‘perfect’...

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EIB loan for FrieslandCampina research

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €150m ($171m) loan with FrieslandCampina for its R&D activities in Europe.

Study shows complex Chinese preferences for flavored milk

Companies interested in selling flavored milk in China might find it a little more complicated than simply getting it on the shelves.

What will be the next hot probiotic product? Ganeden announces finalists to its Probiotic Innovation Jumpstart program

A probiotic smoothie bowl, probiotic creamy spread, or probiotic “protein energy balls” product will win the hearts of judges at IFT and award the entrepreneurs behind it with $25,000 and...

Green packaging makes food seem healthier - but not for discerning organic shoppers

Discount shoppers believe a product tastes healthier if it comes in a 'healthy', green packaging - but organic shoppers have a more critical eye and are less affected by packaging,...

Calcium linked to reduced breast cancer rates: Meta-analysis

A review of 26,000 cases has found consuming more calcium-rich foods such as milk and cheese as well as supplements may slightly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

Wood-derived ingredients: Clean label innovation or consumer turn-off?

Finnish researchers are developing a range of clean-label wood-derived ingredients to replace current emulsifiers, texturisers and additives for bakery, meat and dairy products - but do consumers want wood in...

Australian innovation makes raw milk safe to drink

Made By Cow, an Australian company, says it has developed a safe way for people to enjoy untreated milk, without heat pasteurization or homogenization.

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