Monday, November 21, 2016

Thankful for our INFORM readers! November/December highlights

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday here in America, I thought it would be appropriate to thank our INFORM readers, authors, and advisory board. Read the highlighted articles below from the most recent issue.

  • Generational Training Divide: Can the skills gap between older, more experienced workers who are retiring and the next generation of workers be bridged? The cover story of the November issue of INFORM magazine looks at the strategies oils and fats processors are using to enhance knowledge transfer and ease the transition from one generation to the next. 
  • Food Emulsifier Fundamentals: Learn how synthetic and natural emulsifiers are evaluated and selected for food applications by reading this review article. 
  • Essential fatty acids from six microalgae species
  • Industrial design of oil and food processing plants in Latin America
  • Using microfluidics tools to understand emulsification 
  • Patents
  • Extracts & Distillates
Enjoy and thank you for reading!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Quality Reference Materials on Sale in November!

Save 25% on all AOCS Quality Reference Samples during the month of November.

All samples are analyzed by participants in the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program, and shipped with peer-reviewed reports that include the consenus mean values, z-scores, and standard deviations for various components.

Use promo code QRMSALE at checkout for 25% off your Quality Reference Sample order. Valid through November 30, 2016. While supplies last. Note: sale does not apply to Certified Reference Materials (CRMs).

If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for choosing AOCS.

Best regards,
Dawn Shepard
Laboratory Proficiency Program Manager 

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Statistics and "Doubts About GMOs"

Last Saturday, an article in The New York Times summarized the results of the newspaper’s “extensive examination” of United Nations data, and a recent National Academy of Sciences report, which concluded that  “genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides.”
                For the most part, the reaction to The Times article has paralleled the contentious rhetoric of the US Presidential election, so this thoughtful evaluation of the newspaper’s statistical analysis by an “independent” is refreshing.