Monday, June 25, 2012

News and Notes for Monday June 25, 2012

Wild Almond Tree Oil May Combat Obesity, Diabetes
ScienceDail--A future weapon in the battle against obesity and diabetes could come in the form of an oil derived from the seeds of wild almond trees, according to researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.  Read more.

Genetically modified cows produce Omega-3 rich, low-lactose milk scientists say they have created a genetically modified cow whose milk is healthier because it is low in lactose. The scientists have also developed a cow that produces milk rich in health promoting omega-3 fatty acids. Read more.

US Senate to vote on amendments cutting US biofuels funding
Washington (Platts)--The US Senate plans to vote this week on three amendments to block US Agriculture Department support for renewable energy and biofuels production, but not on a Republican proposal to exempt some energy companies from new rules governing commodities swaps. Read more.

Protests set for Food Prize events Des Moines (DSM) has scheduled a news conference for June 21, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa announcing an "Occupy the World Food Price Campaign" to "... influence the World Food Prize committee to move away from honoring Pro GMO corporate farming advocates to awarding Pro local base, sustainable agriculture advocates".  Read more.

DuPont launches natural antioxidant blend Nutrition & Health has followed the launch of natural metal chelator Guardian Chelox L in the US with a version containing rosemary extract, an antioxidant, tailored to European markets. Read more.

BASF collaborates with BioTork for bio-based chemicals
Canadian Plastics--Global chemical supplier BASF has entered into a development deal with American biotechnology firm BioTork to develop microbial strains for the industrial production of bio-based polymers and green chemicals. Read more.

Abstract Alerts

Novel carbon-nanotube-based organogels as candidates for oil recovery. 
Pourjavadi, A., Doulabi, M. and Soleyman, R. (2012), Polym. Int.. doi: 10.1002/pi.4274. Read the abstract.

Water Solubilization Using Nonionic Surfactants from Renewable Sources in Microemulsion Systems 
Patrycja Szumała and Halina Szeląg. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Volume 15, Number 4 (2012), 485-494, DOI: 10.1007/s11743-011-1323-y. Read the abstract.

Upcoming Events June 25-July 2, 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar.

25-29 Institute of Food Technologists’ Annual Meeting and Expo
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

27-28 Separation Science 2012
New Horizons in Separation and Detection Systems
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

27-29 HEART UK 26th Annual Conference 2012: Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity and Pre-Diabetes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

28-29 1st Annual Biofuels Conference 2012: Tackling Fragmentation in the International Biofuels Sector
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

29-30 2012 3rd International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - ICCCE 2012
Jeju Island, South Korea

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