Wednesday, August 14, 2013

News and Notes for Wednesday Aug 13, 2013

6% rise in food manufacturing jobs after gluten-free ruling
Food manufacturing jobs have soared in July after renewed consumer interest in gluten-free products, according to ISM (The Institute for Supply Management). Read more from

Calorie-Reduced Margarine - Use of Gelatin as a Gelling Agent in Canada
Health Canada's Food Directorate has enabled this use and updated its 'List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents', effective August 13, 2013. " Read more from Health Canada.

Firm promising to tackle pre-diabetes by unlocking secrets of gut microbiome talks to medical food giants
A firm co-founded by Whole Foods Market chairman John Elstrott is in talks with top consumer healthcare firms about developing medical foods containing a novel ingredient claimed to improve blood glucose control and metabolic function in pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics. Read more from

Waters acquires Nonlinear Dynamics
Waters has acquired Nonlinear Dynamics Ltd., a leader in proteomics and metabolomics analysis software. Nonlinear Dynamics is known for its Progenesis software which offers researchers ways to analyze and visualize the raw proteomic data. Read the News Release.

Agaia Introduces NFPA 1851 Compliant Bunker Gear Laundry & Cleaning Technology to Protect America’s Firefighters and Their Gear
Evolve® Bunker Gear Laundry Becomes the First All-Natural Cleaning Solution Available to the Firefighting Industry, Outperforming Chemical Cleaners in Removing Soot, Toxins and Smoke Odors. Read the News Release.

New materials for bio-based hydrogen synthesis; synthetic biology enables spontaneous protein activation
Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) (Germany), with colleagues from the MPI (Max Planck Institute) Mülheim and Université Grenoble, have discovered an efficient process for hydrogen biocatalysis. They developed semi-synthetic hydrogenases—hydrogen-generating enzymes—by adding the protein’s biological precursor to a chemically synthesized inactive iron complex.  Read more.


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