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$1.4m USDA grant aids in research of cow health on organic dairy farms

A $1.4m grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has been given to a team of university researchers looking to help and maintain cow health on organic...

Yogurt for healthy skin? Japanese researchers examine aloe sterol-fortified yogurt

Women who consumed aloe sterol-fortified yogurt daily over 12 weeks revealed statistical differences in skin elasticity, skin moisture, collagen score, and transepidermal water loss, compared to a placebo, says a new...

Patented sugar reduction molecule will be on shelves next year, says DouxMatok

Sugar reduction specialist DouxMatok is in advanced talks with multinational food manufacturers and says its patented flavour-carrying particle will be on shelves in Europe by 2018.

DuPont Nutrition & Health enhances US cheese R&D facility capabilities

DuPont Nutrition & Health has expanded its cheese R&D facility capabilities at its Kansas City metro area laboratory with the addition of several new pieces of equipment and expansion of...

Sugar changes to Eatwell Guide are ‘large’ but worthwhile: Oxford study

Reducing sugar consumption in line with recommendations set out in the Eatwell Guide, are likely to extend the average life expectancy by around six months according to Oxford University researchers.

Probiotic fermented milk may ease GI distress: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk (PFM) may relieve gastrointestinal discomfort via a modifying effect on the gut microbiota, says British research commissioned by French dairy giant Danone.

Lactic acid bacteria research could lead to new products and more jobs

Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are responsible for the taste, consistency and shelf life of a range of dairy products.

Mediterranean diet linked to increased brain volume, say scientists

The traditional Mediterranean diet of fruit and vegetables, nuts, fish and wine could prevent neurological degeneration in later life, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

CRV Ambreed says milk price hikes increased demand for artificial insemination

Artificial insemination rates among CRV Ambreed customers are already higher in 2016 than 2015, the herd-improvement company has announced.

Multi-strain probiotic could aid gut health – even if you’re healthy

A daily dose of multispecies probiotic could help improve intestinal health even in healthy people, according to new observational data.

Irish researchers say green pastures mean better dairy products

Irish scientists say there is evidence that pasture-fed cows do produce better products.

Virginia Tech study finds LED lights shield fresh taste of milk better than fluorescent

Virginia Tech scientists discovered that LED lighting installed in retail display cases can improve the taste of milk packed in translucent high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers and improve overall consumer acceptance...

Soy and dairy protein blend may attenuate aging-related muscle loss

Older men supplemented with a blend of soy and dairy proteins experienced similar responses in muscle synthesis as those supplemented with whey protein isolate, according to a new study.

Study supports safety & effects of human milk oligosaccharides in healthy adults

Supplements containing specific human milk oligosaccharides from breast milk may selectively modify the gut microbiome in healthy adults, says a new study that also supports the safety and tolerability of...

Absence of A1 protein in milk may promote higher absorption rate of GSH antioxidant, study finds

Dairy foods have been shown to play a role in the absorption of the antioxidant glutathione (GSH) in healthy adults, but new research has discovered that cow’s milk containing only...

UK Society of Dairy Technology has new president

The Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) held its 73rd annual general meeting earlier this month in the UK, with outgoing president Dr John Tuohy handing over to Soeren Vonsild, from Danish...

Another study associating saturated fat with heart disease prompts calls for healthier dietary patterns

The question of whether butter, as a stand-in for saturated fat, “is back” and safe to eat in large amounts or not is a false and distracting dichotomy in the...

Where there’s a will…iced coffee concept makes whey protein cool

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed an on-trend whey protein iced coffee concept that it is confident will be “on the market and available to consumers very soon”, but can it dispel...

FAO tool to help dairy farms curb greenhouse emissions

The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets.

Common probiotic yoghurt strain reduces stress & anxiety in fish: Study

Lactobacillus plantarum has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in fish and improve vitamin absorption, according to a study.

Probiotic oral cavity-reduction potential has bite, study shows

A supplement containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus could enhance dental health by reducing tooth decay, according to a Chilean study.

DuPont and Inbiose partner to bring HMOs to market in 2017

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has announced a joint development and licensing agreement with Belgian specialty carbohydrates company Inbiose.

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Fonterra New Zealand innovation award for infant nutrition studies

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has welcomed an Innovation Award received by Fonterra at the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016 for its research in infant nutrition.

Whey appetite quenched thanks to amino mix: Research

The satiating effect of whey protein may be because of its specific amino acid composition, New Zealand researchers have said.

Agropur taps into ‘collective intelligence’ with dairy innovation program

Three Canadian companies, Agropur Cooperative and Quartier de l’innovation de Montreal (QI), Ag BioCentre, and NineSigma, headquartered in the US, are teaming up to launch “Inno Challenge,” a new program...

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