food science

  • Getting fibre in the conference diet

    STEM careers in primary industries to be discussed at national gathering.

    The Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA) 2018 Conference will take place at the Realm Hotel, in ...

    Earth Sciences March 28, 2018
  • The pursuit of hoppiness

    Is it possible to brew good beer without using hops? A US-led team certainly thinks so. Andrew Ma...

    In 1487, the German duchy of Munich adopted a law that insisted the only permissible ingredients for making beer were...

    Nutrition March 20, 2018
  • Remembering a man who used his noodle

    One of the world’s most successful food technologists.

    Monday March 5 marks the one-hundred-and-eighth years since the birth of one of the most successful technologists of ...

    Chemistry March 4, 2018
  • Edible electronics are on the way

    US team converts toast into graphene.

    Graphene patterns can be written onto everyday materials such as food, paper, cloth and cardboard, say US scientists,...

    Chemistry February 18, 2018
  • Warning to winemakers: grow new grapes or perish

    To survive climate change, vignerons need a war on terroir. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

    Climate change is creating myriad challenges for the world’s farmers, including wine-grape growers. Vignerons may be ...

    Climate January 5, 2018
  • How to build a better sausage

    Italian research interrogates the role of bacteria in making fermented meat.

    It is a question that has perhaps occupied significant parts of humanity for thousands of years: how do you create a ...

    Biology December 3, 2017
  • Documentary champions science in GMO fight

    In the film ‘Food Evolution’ the underdog is GM technology.

    In this post-truth era it has never been easier to pick and choose the information that will confirm your own bias....

    Society September 27, 2017
  • Coffee drinkers live longer, study shows

    Those that drink coffee have a 12-18% lower mortality rate.

    Take a coffee break. You owe it to yourself. Drinking a cup of coffee each day could increase your lifespan by 12%, a...

    Society July 10, 2017
  • Would you eat a 3-D printed pizza?

    While 3-D printers have mainly been in the news for their ability to manufacture inedible goods, ...

    Could you imagine serving a 3-D printed turkey for Christmas lunch? Or munching on a 3-D printed pizza for an afterno...

    Technology January 15, 2017
  • How your Christmas cake might outlast you

    Sugar and brandy can bestow longevity on the holiday staple.

    As Christmas races towards us, plenty of people focus on food – more specifically, rich, sugary, indulgent treats, as...

    Chemistry December 8, 2016
  • How is gelatine made?

    A detailed story on the ingredient found in many foods.

    Biting into a piece of soft, squishy candy is a simple pleasure – but did you know the material behind the chewiness ...

    Chemistry November 8, 2016
  • How to rejuvenate stale bread & crunchless crisps

    Chips lost their crispiness? Tips to bring back their former glory.

    It can be irritating when bread goes staleand chips lose their crunch if you leave them out too long. But instead of ...

    Chemistry September 28, 2016
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