Monday, August 6, 2012

News and Notes for Monday August 6, 2012

Lipids in the Spotlight
A guide to studying lipids using mass spectrometry. Read more from The Scientist.

US academic urges Dean Foods to remove omega-3 DHA reference
A US academic has called on Dean Foods to remove a reference to research she conducted on the intake of omega-3 fatty acids from cartons of its DHA-enriched milk range. Read more at Dairy Reporter.

Olive Oil Importers Ask FDA for ‘Enhanced Standard of Identity’
The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) has submitted a petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an “enhanced standard of identity for olive oil and olive-pomace oil products” to define the different grades of olive oil and the analytical methods used in their determination. Read more at The Olive Oil Times.

Nanotechnology in Functional Foods
A to Z Nanotechnology provides and overview of the use of  nanotechnology to add additional value or functionality to food products. Read more.

Livestock Groups Ask Obama to Suspend Ethanol Law on Drought
Livestock and poultry producers formally asked the Obama administration today to suspend the  renewable fuels standard because it is causing “severe economic harm” as corn prices surged to a record.  Read more at Bloomberg Businessweek.

A view of biopolymers
Packaging R&D technologist Greg Roskos of Heinz talks about what he sees coming in the world of biopolymers. Read more at Packaging World.

RFP-Seeking Polyols from Renewable Sources
Proctor & Gamble is seeking a collaborator interested in developing new polyol (poly‐hydroxy) materials with unique chemical architectures using proprietary unsaturated materials obtained from renewable sources. Read the RFP request on Nine Sights.

Upcoming Events August 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar. 

05-09 16th World Congress of Food Science and Technology
Salvador, Brazil

06-10 6th International Crop Science Congress
Bento Goncalves, Brazil

13-15 International Conference and Exhibition on Orthopedics
Chicago, Illinois, USA

19-23 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

19-24 14th Annual Practical Short Course on Food Extrusion: Cereals, Protein & Other Ingredients
College Station, Texas, USA

20-22 2nd World Congress on Vaccines & Vaccination
Chicago, Illinois, USA

23-25 Regulation of protein trafficking and function by palmitoylation
Oxford, United Kingdom

26-30 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress
Prague, Czech Republic

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