Monday, July 9, 2012

News and Notes for Monday July 9, 2012

U.S. Soybean Farmers -- Committed to Feeding the World Sustainably
PRNewswire-- U.S. soybean farmers are well aware of the United Nations projection that global food production will have to rise by 50% by the year 2030 to meet the demands of a growing population. Read more.

Spain Olive-Oil Output Seen Plunging 37% by Oil World on Drought
Businessweek--Spanish olive-oil production may plunge 37 percent in the year through September 2013 after dry conditions stressed olive trees and as trees need to recover following three years of above-average yields. Read more.

Datamonitor pinpoints natural trends
Food Navigator--Datamonitor has highlighted ‘all natural’ food and drink trends, including sprouted seeds, grains and beans; natural sweeteners; grass-fed dairy and meat products and eating like a caveman. Read more.

Researchers discover potential explanation for why a diet high in DHA improves memory
Science Codex-- What is it about DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, that makes our memory sharper? Medical researchers at the University of Alberta discovered a possible explanation. Read more.

Canada grants $1M to Pond Biofuels' algal fuels technology
Biofuels Digest--In Canada, the federal government announced a $1 million investment in Ontario-based Pond Biofuels, which uses cement manufacturing off-gases to provide CO2 and process heat for algae production in cold, northern regionsRead more.

Abstract Alerts

RAJIV, J., LOBO, S., JYOTHI LAKSHMI, A. and VENKATESWARA RAO, G. (2012),  Journal of Texture Studies. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-4603.2012.00346.x. Read the abstract.

8-[2-(2-Pentyl-Cyclopropylmethyl)-Cyclopropyl]-Octanoic Acid and Its Diastereomers Improve Age-Related Cognitive Deterioration.
Takeshi Kanno, Takahiro Yaguchi, Tadashi Shimizu, Akito Tanaka and Tomoyuki Nishizaki. Lipids, 2012, Volume 47, Number 7, Pages 687-695. Read the abstract.


Casimir Akoh Honored With 2012 Appert Award
 Food Product Design-- AOCS member and  past-president Casimir C. Akoh, received the 2012 Nicholas Appert Award at the 2012 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Expo. The award is IFT’s highest honor and is given annually to an IFT member for preeminence in and contributions to the field of food science and technology. Read more.

Claudia Guillaume from Modern Olives has been awarded First Place in the “Analytical work for the Determination of Olive Oil Part B” in the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program. Read more about Claudia Guillaume or search the full listing of award winners.

Patrick J. Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer of AOCS, will present "The Regulatory and Socio-Political Contexts for Genetically Modified Seeds/Crops:  Guiding Processes and Products From The Lab, to the Field, and to Consumers"  during the July 24, 2012 seminar"Food and the Future:Topics Affecting the Food Industry Today and Tomorrow". Find out more here (.pdf)

Upcoming Events July 9-14, 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar.

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

12-15 Kern Lipid Conference
Vail, Colorado, USA

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