New Zealand’s wine industry has signed the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response: an agreement that looks at pests and diseases and sets out actions to minimize risks.
A Japanese company that designs and develops small odour-imaging sensors is in the final stages of testing what it claims to be the world’s first e-commerce website on which consumers can search and select products by aroma.
Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if a product is unfit for consumption.
Despite tea’s immense cultural and economic significance, relatively little is known about the shrub behind the tea leaves. Yet news of the first mapping of the tea tree genome may help explain how tea leaves are so rich in antioxidants and caffeine,...
By Jason Hung, Zachari Turgeon, and Matthew Dahabieh: Renaissance BioScience Corp.
The biodiversity of yeast is an incredibly powerful force capable of not only profoundly shaping the utility of yeast, but also is the foundation of a global beer industry estimated by Canadean at more than US $700 billion.
How stevia controls blood sugar levels has remained a mystery until now as researchers think they have unravelled the natural, no-calorie sweetener's action that results in its observed health benefits.
By Philip Downes, master brewer, Box Steam Brewery
Produced by hand using a steam copper, Box Steam Brewery 'transforms the fine malts and the best hops into quality beers', while minimizing the impact on the environment. Philip Downes, Master Brewer, explains how the process works.