Saturday, April 14, 2012

News and Notes

AOCS Newsletter Highlights
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Best Selling Author to Deliver AOCS Keynote
Dr. Jackie Freiberg, bestselling author and leadership expert, will deliver the keynote address at the AOCS Annual Business Meeting on Monday, April 30, as part of the 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Long Beach, California, USA. For more information on Dr. Freiberg, visit her website.

inform Features Now Online
Fraudulent products cost industry billions of dollars each year. Read about novel technologies in mass spectrometry that enable the detection of all kinds of fakes—from perfume to infant formula—in this month’s first free article from inform magazine. Read more.

Then, in April’s second free article, discover how crops can be reprogrammed to accumulate higher amounts of energy-dense lipids in their leaves and other nonseed tissues. Read more.

Annual meeting special session
A special session entitled Maximizing Yield: Optimal Strategies for Obtaining and Enforcing Patent Rights in the Wake of the America Invents Act will take place from 8-8:50 a.m. on Monday, April 30 at the 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA), signed into law September 16, is the first significant overhaul of the U.S. patent system in nearly 60 years. This presentation will provide an overview of the AIA’s impact on many important aspects of obtaining and enforcing patent rights. Find out more.

Around the Interwebz

Record Canadian canola crush seen
MarketWatch--The continued expansion of Canada's processing sector will result in a record amount of canola being crushed during the upcoming 2012-13 (August/July) crop year with exports of the by-products also reaching new ...Read more.

ICE Futures U.S. Plans to Offer Corn, Wheat, Soy Contracts
Bloomberg--IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) plans to offer futures and options in US grains and oilseeds, expanding competition with CME Group Inc., Read more.

Government of Canada Helps Atlantic Poultry Farmers Meet Changing Consumer Demands
Marketwire (News release)--The funding includes support for projects that will identify ways to increase omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in chickens and eggs, as well as assess ways to improve flock health and reduce disease. Read more.

Codexis, Merck develop enzyme for bio-based production of Victrelis ingredient
Biofuels Digest--Using their proprietary CodeEvolver technology, Codexis and Merck created a custom enzyme or biocatalyst, resulting in a new method increased chemical ...Read more.

Biobased Economy Workshop - Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering
The workshop “Cultivating the Future: Transitioning to a Biobased Economy” will be hosted by the Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale...Read more.

'Zapping' May Make Olive Oil Extraction Faster, Cheaper
Olive Oil Times--'Zapping' olive paste via a non-thermal technology called pulsed electric fields (PEF) shows promise in improving virgin olive oil yield while reducing energy use and preserving quality, two European projects suggest. Read more.

Webinar presenting "What's the matter with Sample Prep?" (News release)--Register at An extensive amount of waste is generated by sample preparation methods in analytical laboratories, and as the pharmaceutical market becomes more environmentally cognizant, how can this be justified? Find out more.

Olive Oil Chemistry and Sensory Evaluation: AOCS Course Showcases a Beautiful Relationship
An upcoming short course at the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) annual meeting in Long Beach entitled “Olive Oil Chemistry and Sensory Relationships” will focus on an area that is receiving a lot of attention these days. Read more.

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