Friday, November 2, 2012

News and Notes for Friday November 2, 2012

Innovation The ‘Heart Of Our Business Model’
P&G Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Bob McDonald discussed innovation during his keynote address at the  World Conference on Fabric and Home Care in Singapore. Read more about his presentation from P&G.

Unilever Sales Beat Estimates as Brazil Leads Gains

 Unilever , the world’s second-biggest consumer-goods company, reported third-quarter revenue growth that beat estimates and industry peers as consumers in emerging markets such as Brazil bought more personal-care products.  Read more from Bloomberg News.

EO BecomesFirst Certified Non-GMO Body Care Company
The Non-GMO Project has verified EO, a leading manufacturer of natural and organic body products as the first certified non-GMO bodycare company. Read the News Release.

Novel oat-based sweetener rides crest of non-GMO wave
The first wave of products containing a new natural sweetener from oats called OatSweet have hit shelves in the US, and the firm behind it is now in talks with leading food and beverage manufacturers about incorporating it into everything from ice cream to breakfast cereal. Read more from Food Navigator.

Phospholipids: Putting More Function Into Functional Foods
A growing body of research indicates that different types of phospholipids may do a better job than others of getting vitamins, proteins, enzymes and beneficial fatty acids where they can do the most good in the human body. Read more from Food Product Design.

Spanish Consumer Group Finds Nearly One in Three Olive Oils Mislabeled
A Spanish consumer organization which says that nine out of 34 extra virgin olive oils it tested were really virgin grade, and one was lampante, is standing by its claims despite threats of legal action by major olive oil companies. Read more from the Olive Oil Times.

Monsanto Vistive Gold Beans for Bio-based Products
A new collaboration announced today between Monsanto and Biosynthetic Technologies is expected to increase demand for high-oleic soybean oil and create new opportunities for Vistive® Gold soybean growers. Read the News Release.

Greenpeace urges food companies to check palm oil suppliers' sustainability score Greenpeace has published a scorecard rating palm oil producers’ sustainability efforts, in order to provide food and other consumer goods companies with better information about how their palm oil is produced. Read more from Food & Drink Europe.


Doctoral Glut Dilemma: Are There Solutions?
Is higher education producing more doctoral scientists than the market can absorb? With the attendance rates at graduate schools increasing, has the private sector’s growth been able to keep up and will there be enough options for tomorrow’s PhDs?
Date: Thursday November 8, 2012 | Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET| Fee: Free 
Find out more and register. 

Abstract Alerts

Application of Rhamnolipid in the Formulation of a Detergent
Mansureh Khaje Bafghi and Mohammad Hassan Fazaelipoor. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents.Volume 15, Number 6 (2012), 679-684. Read the abstract.

Adsorption kinetics of non-ionic surfactants in micellar solutions: effects of added charge

Ci Yan ,  Anna Angus-Smyth and Colin D. Bain. Faraday Discuss., 2013, Advance Article. First published on the web 11 Oct 2012. Read the abstract. 

Monitoring the Epoxidation of Canola Oil by Non-aqueous Reversed Phase Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry for Process Optimization and Control
Sabiqah Tuan Anuar, Yuan Yuan Zhao, Samuel M. Mugo & Jonathan M. Curtis. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. Volume 89, Number 11 (2012), 1951-1960. Read the abstract.

Fish Oil Supplementation Reduces Cachexia and Tumor Growth While Improving Renal Function in Tumor-Bearing Rats
Isabela Coelho, Fernando Casare, Danielle C. T. Pequito, Gina Borghetti, Ricardo K. Yamazaki, Gleisson A. P. Brito, Marcelo Kryczyk, Luiz Claudio Fernandes, Terezila M. Coimbra & Ricardo Fernandez. Lipids. Volume 47, Number 11 (2012), 1031-1041. Read the abstract.

Chemical composition and molecular structure of polysaccharide-protein biopolymer from Durio zibethinus seed: extraction and purification process 
 Amid BT, Mirhosseini H, Kostadinovi. Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:117 (14 October 2012). Read the abstract.

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