Mandatory trans fat labelling a ‘must’ for Australians’ health, Heart Foundation call The Australian Heart Foundation is calling on the Ministerial Forum to reverse its recent decision to not make...

Low-calorie sugars offer new way to solidify vegetable oils and gels Researchers at the City College of New York have reported the successful transformation of vegetables oils into a semi-solid form using...

Studies released on 4 July 2012 in the international peer-reviewed journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research (MNFR) based in Germany address the effects of foods such as oats, virgin olive oil, and...

Researchers from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have demonstrated that the ingestion of trans fatty acids (also known as trans-fats) and saturated fats increase the risk of...

A Heart Foundation investigation into margarine and butter has shown that butter has, on average, 20 times the trans fat levels of margarine. “This news will come as a big surprise to many people who...

A University of Missouri research team has developed a soybean which produces oil that is naturally low in saturated and trans fats. The food manufacturing industry has long sought answers to the question...

Spain has launched a new law to curb the sale of “junk” food, snacks and drinks in the country’s schools to tackle growing obesity rates, the Health Ministry announced on Friday (September...

Monsanto has received a status of Generally Recognised As Safe for its new line of low-linolenic-acid Vistive Gold soybeans, giving a green light to food manufacturers and fast food companies for testing...

Doctors have supported calls for a complete ban of trans fatty acids in food in the UK. Assistant professor Dariush Mozaffarian and Professor Meir J Stampfer, both of the Harvard School of Public Health,...

Nestle and Diamond Foods have insisted they are “co-operating” with the US Food and Drug Administration after the regulator publicly attacked them – and 13 other food makers – over...