Monday, July 2, 2012

News and Notes for Monday July 2, 2012

Olive Oil From a California Tribe
New York Times--The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, which has a casino and grows various crops, harvested enough olives to bottle and sell oil. Read more.

Could This Be Nature's Near-Perfect Blood Sugar Regulator?
Food Consumer--A new study reveals that krill oil is vastly superior to fish oil for regulating key metabolic processes, including glucose and fat metabolism, by controlling the genes that direct those metabolic processes. Read more. 

Diet Could Protect Against Damage Caused by Spinal Cord Injuries
Medical Daily--New research suggests that curry powder and omega-3 could help repair and offset the damage caused by spinal cord injuries. Read more.

Dow Declares Omega-9 Healthy Oils as "Breakthrough"
MarketWatch (News release)--Technology from Dow AgroSciences addresses one of the company's seven 2015 Sustainability Goals. Read the release.

Man Found Guilty in Renewable Energy Scheme
ABC News--A federal jury convicted a Maryland (USA) man Monday of wire fraud and money laundering for selling $9 million worth of bogus biodiesel credits. Read more.

BASF strikes bioplastics deal with BioTork
European Plastics News--Global plastics and chemicals leader BASF will work with BioTork of Florida to develop microbial strains for industrial production of biopolymers and green chemicals. Read more.


Recording of SBC webinar Biobased Products Procurement in the U.S. now available.
Find out more or watch on YouTube.

Abstract Alerts

Trans Fatty Acids: Induction of a Pro-inflammatory Phenotype in Endothelial Cells
 Kevin A. Harvey, Candace L. Walker, Zhidong Xu, Phillip Whitley and Rafat A. Siddiqui
Lipids, 2012, Volume 47, Number 7, Pages 647-657. Read the abstract. 

Upcoming Events July 2-9, 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar. 

05 6th Jornada Lípidos, Nutrición y Salud
Buenos Aires, Argentina

08-13 20th International Symposium on Plant Lipids
Seville, Spain

09-12 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology (APCAB 2012)
Adelaide, Australia

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