Monday, March 26, 2012

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Fish Oil Reduces Cancer Fatigue
TopNews United States- As per a research conducted by the US National Cancer Institute, it has been revealed that omega- 3 fats or fish oil is quite effective in keeping up the energy levels in cancer patients. Read the article.

Illinois Senate votes down trans fat ban for public schools The Illinois Senate today soundly defeated a bill that would have prevented schools throughout Illinois from serving food in their cafeterias or vending machines that contain trans fat. Read the article.

BASF to divest QTA Quality Trait Analysis division to Eurofins
Biodiesel Magazine- After its foundation by Cognis Corporation in 2001, the QTA business quickly expanded its scope of business, serving stakeholders in multiple industry segments, including grains and seeds, biodiesel, food ingredients, pesticides, chemicals, plastics, ... Read the article.

International Tocotrienol Symposium Explores Emerging Research
Natural Products INSIDER- The symposium, set for April 29, 2012 in Long Beach, CA, and sponsored by American River Nutrition Inc., will be part of the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS). Read the article.

Council Experts Scrutinize Olive Oil Testing MethodsOlive Oil Times- Experts that advise the International Olive Council on the chemical analysis of olive oil are meeting in its Madrid headquarters today (March 23) and tomorrow to discuss issues including the results of recent trials of testing methods. Read the article.
VEGOILS-Palm oil drops to a nine-day low on renewed global economy concernsReuters-Brent crude dropped below $124 a barrel on Thursday, after weak Chinese manufacturing data sparked concerns that energy demand growth could slow in the world's second-largest oil consumer. Read the article.

Growing Kenyan Anionic Surfactant Market Holds Greater Potential than Mature ...Bradenton Herald- Kenya shows higher growth rates as consumers pay more attention to personal grooming and are changing from laundry bars to toilet soaps and laundry detergents. Read the article.


AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo -Early Rate for Registration and Housing Expires March 29
Register and reserve your hotel by March 29, for reduced rates.

LPP Enrollment Due
A reminder that early enrollment forms for the 2012-13 AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) are due to AOCS with payment by Sunday, April 1. We are also now accepting applications for the Approved Chemist program, which can be downloaded here. 

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