Monday, February 11, 2013

News and Notes for Monday February 11, 2013

Shell to increase polyols capacity by over 100,000 tons annually in Singapore
Shell, the Dutch-based multinational oil and gas major, said on Tuesday that it plans to upgrade its Singapore production facility for polyols, increasing its production capacity of this feedstocks by over 100,000 tons annually. Read the News release.

High-Oleic Soy Expected To Drive Future Biodiesel Growth
National Biodiesel Board launches new goal to assume more diesel market share. Read more from Farm Futures.

Trade Group Lawsuit Challenges Olive Oil Labeling
The North American Olive Oil Association, a trade group that represents the olive oil business in the United States and Canada, is suing Kangadis Food, saying it falsely labeled its Capatriti brand as olive oil when the product is a fat from leftover olive skins and pits. Read more from The New York Times.

Olive Oil Component Alleviates Intestinal Ischemia and Reperfusion
The phenolic compounds of olive oil can reduce the secondary injury associated with intestinal damage. Read more from Science Daily.

Alzheimer's Amyloid Plaque Removal May Be Aided By Vitamin D And Omega 3
In a small pilot study, a team of US researchers has discovered how vitamin D3, a form of vitamin D, and omega 3 fatty acids may help the immune system clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the physical hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Read more from Medical News Today.


Abstract Alerts

The microbiome explored: recent insights and future challenges.
Blaser M, Bork P, Fraser C, Knight R, Wang J. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2013 Feb 4. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro2973.  Read the abstract.

Alternative mechanisms for achieving food security in Oman
Mbaga MD. Agriculture & Food Security 2013, 2:3 (1 February 2013).
[Abstract] [Provisional PDF]

Odor Significance of the Volatiles Formed During Deep-Frying With Palm Olein
C. C. Osawa, L. A. G. Gonçalves, M. A. A. P. Da Silva. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. February 2013, Volume 90, Issue 2, pp 183-189. Read the abstract.

Increased Prostaglandin Response to Oxytocin in Ewes Fed a Diet High in Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Catherine E. Gulliver, Michael A. Friend, Belinda J. King, Susan M. Robertson, John F. Wilkins, Edward H. Clayton. Lipids. February 2013, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 177-183 . Read the abstract.

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