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New Harvest: ‘You’d be better off driving a hummer to a vegan dinner than taking your Tesla to a BBQ'

Perfect Day talks animal-free milk at reThink Food 2016: ‘One of the huge questions is what do we call it?’

Unlike nut- or legume-based ‘milk’ brands, Berkeley-based Perfect Day is actually making the real thing, minus the cows. But how is it doing it, and will consumers buy into its...

Cheese: why we love it or hate it

Some people simply hate cheese, although exactly why has been a mystery. 

Just how nutritious are sustainable proteins?

The need for sustainable proteins is on the rise, but are they as healthy and nutritious as their mainstream equivalents? A public-private partnership (PPP) coordinated by Wageningen University aims to...

Peanut probiotic: Researchers develop commercially viable lactose-free probiotic ‘yoghurt’

A newly developed peanut-based probiotic ‘yoghurt’ could serve as a functional food for those who follow a vegan diet or have lactose intolerance, say researchers.

Whey protein’s heart health benefits demonstrated in RCT study

Whey protein could reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease, an RCT has found. 

Devil's milk peptides found to kill ‘superbugs’

Milk peptides from the Tasmanian devil may play a role in battling antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to researchers writing in Nature. 

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JBT trials coil heat exchanger on apple puree

JBT has carried out trials on a coil heat exchanger in aseptic systems, to sterilize fruit and vegetable puree and concentrate.

Protein quality matters for muscle building, says review

The quality of protein and its leucine content has a significant influence on muscle building with resistance training, a review has found.

Lowering protein content of formula could help reduce obesity: Study

High protein intake during infancy may contribute to obesity later in life in infants who are not exclusively breastfed, according to a Nestlé Nutrition-funded study.

Wine and cheese do go hand in hand, study says

The Center for Taste and Feeding Behavior in Dijon, France, conducted a scientific study using a new sensory evaluation method to identify how exactly eating cheese with wine impacted an...

EFSA health claim

18th claim win for SNE: Calcium helps build healthy baby bones

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved another extension of an adult health claim this time for calcium and the normal development of bones for children under three.

Infant nutrient found to lower hospital infection rate: Study

A protein that forms a key component of infant nutrition may play a significant role in reducing hospital-acquired infections in neonatal intensive care, according to US researchers. 

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New Italian-Swedish biotech network promotes probiotics

Four companies have come together to form the biotech network Sacco System, with probiotic quality one of their core focus areas.

Eat your ice cream? Study shows antioxidant ice cream can promote overall health

A study by the Department of Systems Medicine at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, suggests that the consumption of ice cream containing antioxidant-rich ingredients is potentially effective in...

‘interesting insights’

Probiotics & gene interaction mapped in fermented milk: Study

New research characterising kefir has detected genes that could be responsible for health benefits of the fermented dairy beverage popular in eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Dairy & cardiovascular risk link ‘unwarranted’: Study

Linking the nutritional makeup of dairy products to an increase in cardiovascular risk is ‘unwarranted’ as research uncovers no meaningful association.     

Dairy Quality Inc. launches all-in-one mobile solution for monitoring dairy herd health

Exhibiting at the World Dairy Expo this week in Madison, Wisconsin, Dairy Quality Inc. showcased Dairy Health Check, the company’s latest mobile technology for dairy farmers to better monitor the...

Study finds no objective link between dairy intake and risk of cardiovascular disease

Researchers from the Spanish Biomedical Research Network Center in Physiology of Obesity and Nutrition in Valencia, Spain, discovered that the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not objectively linked to...

Bar applications, RTDs continue to offer rich opportunities for dairy proteins, supplier says

Plant-based proteins might be the hot topic, but opportunities for dairy proteins continue to abound, according to one supplier.

California dairy farm gets closer to net-zero energy with installation of 7,840 solar panels

Joseph Gallo Farms, maker of Joseph Farms Cheese, has unveiled a new two megawatt (MW) solar array, the largest privately owned system installed on a California dairy, as part of...

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Afimilk launches calving alert service for dairy farmers

Afimilk Ltd, a global provider of dairy farm management solutions, has integrated a calving alert service into its AfiAct II cow monitoring system.

X-ray technology used in mining industry proves successful for controlling sodium levels in cheese, study finds

Researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research a the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have developed a direct and rapid detection method for sodium (Na) in cheese. 

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Vitalus gets cash boost from Canadian government for prebiotic from milk permeate

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay has announced an investment of C$10m ($7.6m) for Vitalus Nutrition Inc. to commercialize, VITAGOS, a value-added prebiotic.

Dairies could slash cleaning costs with AI cleaning system

The University of Nottingham in the UK is developing an artificially-intelligent (AI) sensor system to clean food manufacturing equipment more precisely.

Battling childhood obesity: Arla Foods Ingredients unveils new snack products

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed protein and calcium-rich snacks designed to tap demand for healthier products as childhood obesity increases in many parts of the world.

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