Wednesday, January 30, 2013

News and Notes for Wednesday January 30, 2013

Human breast milk microbiome changes over time
The microbiome of breast milk is influenced by many factors, including maternal weight and how the baby was delivered, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Read more from Medical Xpress.

FDA: Brominated vegetable oil (BVO), is safe, so removing its interim status is ‘not a priority’
While brominated vegetable oil (BVO) has been sitting on a list of food additives “permitted on an interim basis pending further study” for decades, it is not in ‘regulatory limbo’ and is safe to use in fruit-flavored beverages, insists the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read more from Food navigator.

Spread Of Ecolabels Vexes Cleaning Product Makers
Cleaning products companies aren’t fond of the seals, lists, and guides but they participate in them nonetheless. Read more from Chemical & Engineering News.

U.S. Bioenergy Statistics
The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has released its latest data set which provides a source of information on biofuels intended to present a picture of the renewable energy industry and its relationship to agriculture. View the January 23, 2013 update of the U.S. Bioenergy data.

EU launches clean fuel strategy
The European Commission today announced an ambitious package of measures to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use.  Read the News Release.

Best of the Blogs

Oleochemical updates - Green Chemicals Blog
The green blogger provides a fantastic overview of the international oleochemicals market. Read more.

Abstract Alerts

Single-Cell Oils as a Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Overview of Recent Advances
Roberto E. Armenta, Mercia C. Valentine. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. February 2013, Volume 90, Issue 2, pp 167-182. Read the abstract.

Comparative Effects of Sandalwood Seed Oil on Fatty Acid Profiles and Inflammatory Factors in Rats
Guipu Li, Anish Singh,Yandi Liu, Bruce Sunderland, Duo Li. Lipids. February 2013, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 105-113. Read the abstract.

Survey of renewable chemicals produced from lignocellulosic biomass during ionic liquid pretreatment
Varanasi P, Singh P, Auer M, Adams PD, Simmons BA, Singh S . Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013, 6:14 (28 January 2013). Read the abstract or provisional PDF.

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