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Archive for May, 2015

The Great Raw Milk Debate: To Outlaw or Legalise?

May 26, 2015

The consumption of raw milk was common practice up until 1864, when Louis Pasteur discovered that heating milk killed the bacteria in it. The process that now carries his name (pasteurisation) has been hailed as an important public health and food safety breakthrough, and is widely used around the world. But support for pasteurisation is […]


The Nagoya Protocol and its Impact on Food R&D in the EU

May 19, 2015

The Oxford Dictionary defines bio-piracy as “The practice of commercially exploiting naturally occurring biochemical or genetic material, especially by obtaining patents that restrict its future use, while failing to pay fair compensation to the community from which it originates.” Since the 1990s, there’s been a push to stop colonial-style R&D in which companies reap the benefits of indigenous knowledge and resources – without sharing any of the profits when their finished product hits […]


The Latest in Food Labels: Touch-based Systems and Behavior Modifiers

May 12, 2015

Food choice and consumer behavior is just one of the many fascinating subjects students explore when pursuing a Master in Food Technology. Of growing importance to European researchers is the impact of food labels on the buyer’s decision-making process, and the reduction of waste after purchase. Read on to learn more about the latest approaches […]