R&D

In the genes

In the genes

French-based technology group BioMérieux is developing gene chips
that can be used to ensure food safety and enhance traceability.
The company, which is set to launch the product next month, is
keeping tight-lipped about the product,...

Feeding European science

Feeding European science

With the aim of improving scientific understanding in the European
Union, in November this year Brussels witnessed the launch of one
of the biggest research programmes in the world - the Sixth
Framework Programme (FP6). A slice of...

Meat takes a functional twist

Meat takes a functional twist

Finnish firm Atria Oyj has developed the first two meat products to
contain Benecol, the cholesterol-lowering stanol ester ingredient
from Finnish company Raisio. The new products, chicken meatballs
and frankfurters, were recently...

New deal to get more from flax

New deal to get more from flax

Natunola Health and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are to market
their flaxseed de-hulling and processing technology worldwide
following a new licensing agreement. The technology, which was
developed jointly by the two organisations,...

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