Monday, October 22, 2012

News and Notes for Monday October 22, 2012

Clariant to meet home care sector experts in Singapore
Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, joins high-level discussions shaping the future of the fabric and home care industry at the AOCS World Conference in Singapore, October 29-31, 2012. The inaugural event includes key note speakers by CEO’s from Unilever, P&G and Kao among its line-up of more than 20 fabric and home care experts. Read the News Release.

Health Hazards Associated with Laundry Detergent Pods
This week's morbidity and mortlity weekly report from CDC, reports on the health hazards associated with laundry detergent pods, based on poison control center reports in May and June 2012.The CDC simply concludes that exposure to laundry detergent from pods might be associated with adverse health effects more often than exposure to non-pod laundry detergents. Read more on the CDC website.

EU industrial policy points to bioplastics as the packaging material of the future
The European Commission has published a communication on industrial policy stressing the belief that biobased products will help to trigger sustainable growth and business opportunities. Read more from

Global Omega-3 Market to Reach $34B by 2016
Fueled by consumer awareness of EPA/DHA omega-3 health benefits through media coverage of research findings, as well as developments in the regulatory environment, the global market for EPA/DHA omega-3 products is projected to jump from $25.4 billion in 2011 to $34.7 billion in 2016, for a compound annual growth rate of 6.4%, according to new market data. Read more from Food Product Design.

Twenty-twenty vision: Analyst finds 20 words for 20 years of future beverage trends
Speaking from the show floor of InterBev in Las Vegas, Richard Hall, founder and chair of Zenith International reveals 20 words to sum up themes and trends for the next 20 years, then sums up six decades in six words. Listen to the podcast from Food Navigator.
Mapping of the Barley Genome
USDA Scientists Collaborate with Global Researchers from the International Barley Sequencing Consortium (IBSC) to Advance the Mapping of the Barley Genome, according to the USDA, which notes that "... the advance will give researchers the tools to produce higher yields, improve pest and disease resistance, and enhance nutritional value of barley..."

Minimizing the Climate Impacts of Biofuel Production in Europe
The European Commission (EC) has proposed new legislation to "... limit global land conversion for biofuel production, and raise the climate benefits of biofuels used in the EU."

AOCS Member News

Omega-3 researcher setting up in Austin
Dr. Ralph Holman’s understudy is setting up shop in Austin. Dr. Doug Bibus — who worked under Holman, The Hormel Institute scientist known for naming Omega-3 fatty acids — will expand his St. Paul business Lipid Technologies into Austin.  Congratulation Dr. Bibus! Read more from the Austin Herald.

New Silver Corporate Member
Welcome Catania-Spagna Corporation "Processors & Packers of Vegetable, Olive & Blended Oils" as the newest Silver Corporate Member of AOCS.

Upcoming Events October 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar.

23-24 2012 Food Integrity Summit
Chicago, Illinois, USA

28-31 8th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (ISBAB)
Sonoma, California, USA

29-30 Basic Polymers (October 29) and Advanced Polymers (October 30)
Newark, New Jersey, USA

29-31 Singapore 2012: World Conference on Fabric and Home Care
Where global leaders shape the future of the fabric and home care industry to enhance our quality of life.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

29-31 Advanced Biofuels Markets
San Francisco, California, United States

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