Monday, October 26, 2015

Academic Press and AOCS Press Website Launches

As a result of the co-publishing alliance between AOCS and Elsevier, select AOCS Press books can be found on a special website, featured prominently on the Elsevier store homepage. The website features a selection of backlist titles in addition to all upcoming 2016 titles. Titles can be purchased in print and digital formats and can be found on ScienceDirect, EBSCO, and many other digital libraries. AOCS members receive a 30% discount on AOCS Press titles and all Elsevier Science and Technology books. 
The new books are co-branded under the Academic Press and AOCS Press imprints. Together, Academic Press and AOCS Press offer a range of reference books, monographs, handbooks, and more to address the needs of professionals, students, researchers and academics. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

How did McDonald’s and Cargill transform an entire industry?

Ram Reddy (Vice President, McDonald’s Business Unit, Cargill Inc., USA.) will present at the AOCS Oils and Fats World Market Update 2015.
  • Learn how consumer demands transformed one of the biggest food service retailers in the world, and its entire supply chain.
  • What role did taste, nutrition, sustainability, sourcing, and even disposal play in the shift to high oleic oils and transformation of the industry?
  • See how responding to these drivers can benefit the entire supply chain and increase profit through repeat business and satisfied customers.
Learn about this topic and more at the Oils and Fats World Market Update Conference... the place to learn, network, and advance your industry perspective.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Join the Global Ag Innovation Network at L.A. Innovation Week

Larta Institute’s Global Ag Innovation Network (GAIN) invites you to
Food for Thought: New Sources, New Systems” held during LAEDC’s LA Innovation week, in partnership with Sidley Austin LLP and DuPont Pioneer at the Haworth Showroom on October 20th. Registration for this event is complimentary.

Food for Thought puts a spotlight on the disruption happening across the food value chain in Southern California, and showcases new business models that have changed the way we interact with food, ag and nutrition.

Three Southern California entrepreneurs from diverse sectors of the food industry will come together to discuss LA’s position in the industry, the tough regulations they faced just to get off the ground, and the changing habits of consumers. The discussion will also include an investor’s perspective, and what startups are catching investors’ eyes.

Date: October 20, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM (lunch will be served)
Location: Haworth Showroom, 444 S. Flower St. Ste. 4800
Los Angeles, CA 90071 Parking @ 400 S. Flower St. (validation provided)
                 * Registration is complimentary

Meet the panelists

  • Brian Albert – Founder of LA Prep, a full-time production space for whole food producers, the first of its kind in the U.S.
  • Phil Erlanger – Managing Partner of Pontifax Global Food and AgTech Fund
  • Anita Jones-Mueller – President and Founder of, an online nutritionist for folks with dietary restriction who need to find the healthiest thing on the menu for their bodies
  • Nan Kohler – Owner of Grist & Toll, an urban mill dedicated to the milling of specialty flours
  • Rohit Shukla (Moderator) – Founder and CEO of Larta Institute, an LA-based business accelerator specializing in innovations in ag, food, life sciences and technology
  • Roundtable Discussion: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Lunch: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

For information on GAIN please contact
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October Inform now available. Read the entire digital edition for FREE!

The October issue of Inform magazine is online now, with a full roster of features available for free reading. A number of them are of interest to those in the household and textile cleaning industries. The features of interest include a cover article on membrane cleaning as well as examinations of next-generation cleaning products, biobased solvent replacements, cleaning well without hardness sequestration…and several others. 

Bookmark the link to the current edition for future reference and then follow it to read any or all of these articles (plus many other articles in the back issues).