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- Crop probiotics: how more science and less hype can help Australian farmers
Australian farmers are at risk of missing out on a global boom in “crop probiotics”, because lax regulations make it less likely the supplements they buy to boost their crops will actually work. Similar to the probiotics that offer health benefits for humans, certain natural bacteria can make crops healthier, hardier and more productive, by … Continue reading Crop probiotics: how more science and less hype can help Australian farmers
- Partnering on an automation solution for the Asian Food Market
HMPS, a machine builder which specialises in customised end of line packaging machinery, partnered with SMC, a leader in pneumatics and automation on a case packer.
- Can turmeric really shrink tumours, reduce pain and kill bacteria?
Turmeric is a yellow coloured spice widely used in Indian and South East Asian cuisine. It’s prepared from the root of a plant called Curcuma longa and is also used as a natural pigment in the food industry. In the literature, curcumin is reported to be an antioxidant that protects the body against damage from … Continue reading Can turmeric really shrink tumours, reduce pain and kill bacteria?
- Integrated cleaning line bears fruit
To equip their world-class production facility, Emblème Canneberge turned to Key Technology for a cranberry cleaning line.
- Food & beverage manufacturing is the future
With a heritage approaching 60 years, SMC Australia is already looking to the next 60. Food & Beverage Industry News spoke to the company’s Managing Director Wayne Driver about the challenges his company will be facing. It’s never easy saying goodbye to a good client. This year, SMC Australia is set to say goodbye to … Continue reading Food & beverage manufacturing is the future
- Data, food packaging and revolution
The relationship between machine suppliers and food makers has always more or less ended post sale. In the future, as Haver & Boecker’s Reinhold Festge tells us, Industry 4.0 will allow these relationships to become deeper and endure longer. When the subject turns to Industry 4.0, conversations tend to focus on things like quality control, … Continue reading Data, food packaging and revolution
- Why consumers need help to shift to sustainable diets
Consumers are in an unprecedented dilemma over food. On the one hand, they have never had it so good. Supermarkets have spread worldwide and are awash with food. On the other hand the rate that over-consumption of food is growing globally is unsustainable – and its effect on the environment are already being felt. For … Continue reading Why consumers need help to shift to sustainable diets
- The complete package
Sydney-based Jet Technologies combines experience with international expertise to deliver complete packaging solutions. We spoke to the company’s founder and Managing Director, Albert Malki. In 1967, a then 19-year-old Albert Malki began working in his family’s packaging business in Italy. A decade or so later, in 1981, he moved to Sydney to try his luck in the … Continue reading The complete package
- What science says about getting the most out of your tea
Everyone has an opinion about making the perfect cup of tea. But what does science say about getting the most out of your brew?
- Health Check: does caffeine cause dehydration?
For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages from the diet of people at risk of dehydration, or during periods of extreme summer heat. While possibly well meaning, this advice is wrong. By definition, a diuretic is a … Continue reading Health Check: does caffeine cause dehydration?
- Wine exporters looking to consolidate on a stellar year
The year 2016 was a great one for Australian wine exports. Matthew McDonald takes a look at what was behind this success and what exporters need to do to keep the wine flowing. Beginning in the mid 2000s, the Australian wine industry entered a difficult period. The combination of low grape prices and the entry … Continue reading Wine exporters looking to consolidate on a stellar year
- Playing with the senses can change how food tastes
Our brains evolved to help us find food – and making food look more visually appealing can prime expectations and therefore enhance the taste.
- A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food
Pet food is an industry worth nearly US$25 billion in the United States. Owners make decisions about what to feed their pets based on marketing, personal beliefs and pet preference. And as with human nutrition, it can be hard to sort out truth from fads and marketing from science. Current pet food trends encourage owners … Continue reading A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food
- Plastic fantastic: how lotteries could revolutionise recycling
In July 2018, Queensland will launch a container refund scheme, in a bid to boost recycling and reduce litter and pollution. It will join South Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales (later this year) and other places around the world in offering a small refund on all eligible drink containers deposited at designated collection … Continue reading Plastic fantastic: how lotteries could revolutionise recycling
- Raspberry farm snaps up new freezer tunnel
Westerway Raspberry Farm is a family-run business in the Derwent Valley that supplies fresh and frozen raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries and other seasonal fruits to the juice, cordial, ice-cream and jam markets – as well as local farmers markets, independent shops and its very own farm gate shop. For more than 20 years, the Clark family … Continue reading Raspberry farm snaps up new freezer tunnel
- Shelf ready packing with speed and precision
When a food manufacturer upgraded its condiment production line it needed an end of line solution to take the bottles and pack them into a configuration suitable for supermarkets.
- The online tool that can track, monitor and analyse nutritional intake
The variety of food choices makes it hard for consumers to even start to estimate how many calories or nutrients they might be consuming.
- Hot food, fast: The home microwave oven turns 50
The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the home microwave oven. The ovens were first sold for home use by Amana corporation in 1967, but they had actually been used for commercial food preparation since the 1950s. It wasn’t until 1967, however, that technology miniaturization and cost reductions in manufacturing made the ovens small … Continue reading Hot food, fast: The home microwave oven turns 50
- Does gluten prevent type 2 diabetes? Probably not
A recent analysis of a massive study observing the effect of food on the health of nearly 200,000 American health professionals suggested eating more gluten was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. But is it really this simple? Can gluten be linked to diabetes? A considerable amount of published research has looked … Continue reading Does gluten prevent type 2 diabetes? Probably not
- Organic farming matters – just not in the way you think
Is organic agriculture the solution to our global food system challenges? That’s been the premise and promise of the organic movement since its origins in the 1920s: farming that’s healthy, ecological, and socially just. Many people – from consumers and farmers to scientists and international organisations – believe that organic agriculture can produce enough nutritious … Continue reading Organic farming matters – just not in the way you think