Monday, July 16, 2012

News and Notes for Monday July 16, 2012

Tackling childhood obesity: What role should industry take?
The food industry could play an important role in fighting childhood obesity and improving children’s nutrition, according to a panel of experts speaking at IFT. Read more.

Physicians Answer Questions About Food Biotechnology in New IFIC Foundation Videos The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has produced five videos featuring leading physicians in the fields of pediatrics, food allergy and obstetrics who answer frequently asked questions about food biotechnology. Read more. 

trans fat linked to high risk of ischemic stroke
Food Consumer--The study released in the March 2012 issue of Annals of Neurology showed women with their intake of trans fat in the highest quintile were 39 percent more likely to suffer ischemic stroke than those whose intake in the lowest quintile. Read more.

Olive Oil Beneficial During Fertility Treatment
Olive Oil Times--a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health has found a positive association association between good fats and positive outcomes in women having In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Read more.

Study compares polycaprolactone polyols with other macrodiols in polyurethane dispersions properties make polycaprolactones interesting for waterborne polyurethane dispersions? Malin Rex from Pperstorp, Sweden, gives the answer and compares the properties of polycaprolactone polyols with those of polyester, polyether and polycarbonate polyols. Read more.

Cargill ends bid for firm in Australia
Minneapolis Star Tribune--Cargill Inc. has told the Australian government it has dropped plans to acquire Goodman Fielder's edible fats and oils business. Read more.

Abstract Alerts

Control of lipid oxidation by non-migratory active packaging films prepared by photoinitiated graft polymerization
Fang Tian, Eric Andrew Decker, and Julie M. Goddard. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Just Accepted Manuscript. Read the abstract.

Potential of Jatropha curcas as a Biofuel, Animal Feed and Health Products
Srinivasan Nithiyanantham, Perumal Siddhuraju and George Francis. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 2012, Volume 89, Number 6, Pages 961-972. Read the abstract. 

Upcoming Events July 16-22, 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar.

15-18 3rd Pan American Congress on Plants and Bioenergy
Champaign, Illinois, USA

15-20 FASEB Conference: Phospholipid Metabolism: Disease, Signal Transduction, and Membrane Dynamics
Saxtons River, Vermont, USA

22-27 FASEB Conference: Lipid Signaling Pathways in Cancer
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA

22-27 FASEB Conference: Lipid Droplets: Metabolic Consequences of the Storage of Neutral Lipids
Snowmass Village, Colorado, USA

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