Happy 90th birthday Food Manufacture magazine

Food Manufacture – 90 and still going strong!

By Rick Pendrous

Food Manufacture celebrates its 90th anniversary this month, writes editor Rick Pendrous. The first issue of ‘The Journal of the Food Industry’ was published in May 1927 to provide practical advice to those working in the sector.

Who should pay for nutrition research, asks Food Manufacture editor Rick Pendrous?

So, who should pay for nutrition research?

By Rick Pendrous

Concern is growing that the science underpinning nutrition is being attacked by some public health researchers and lobbyists who refuse to accept a role for industry in commissioning nutrition research, regardless of any controls put in place to ensure...

Rick Pendrous, editor, Food Manufacture

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Leatherhead Research is picked up for £1.6M

By Rick Pendrous

Speculation that began circulating over the past month that Leatherhead Food Research (LFR)was in financial difficulties and had entered administration was proved correct when an announcement was made that the organisation had been acquired by the Science...

Studying STEM subjects will help youngsters get on in life, said education secretary Nicky Morgan

Nestlé backs maths/science plan to lure engineers

By Michael Stones

Nestlé is backing a new three-year plan, called Your Life, designed to encourage school children to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects) in preparation for a career in manufacturing.

Girls were often put off studying science and maths by its boring image and lack of role models, said Edwina Dunn

Study science and maths for ‘fast track’ career

By Michael Stones

Young people who study science and maths at A’ Level can expect a fast-track career in business, said the chair of a new campaign to promote the subjects among school children.

Antioxidants in cherry juice could also help arthritis sufferers

Cherry linked to exercise recovery

By Gary Scattergood

Sports scientists at Northumbria University are a step closer to a breakthrough in their bid to discover if antioxidants found in Montmorency tart cherry juice can aid post-exercise recovery and ease inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

EFSA boss: 'Imprecise food characterisation can stop the approval process very quickly'

Vitafoods 2013

Food firms fail to tackle key health claim needs: EFSA

By Gary Scattergood

Functional food firms are failing to win health claim approval for their products because they are repeatedly neglecting two of the three key requirements for success, the man in charge of the process has revealed.

The Food ATP Professional Doctorate in Agriculture and Food is made up of 12 modules and costs £44,133

Food ATP will ‘struggle’ to attract small firms

By Laurence Gibbons

It will be a “challenge” for the Food Advanced Training Partnership (Food ATP) to attract small food and drink firms (SMEs) to see the benefits of enrolling employees on to courses designed to improve their scientific understanding, according to one of...

Sue Davies told the webinar consumers need user-friendly information

‘Involve consumers in food science earlier’

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers should involve consumers in the development of new scientific techniques and technologies at a much earlier stage, if past mistakes are to be avoided, according to consumer watchdog Which?

Dr Andrew Wadge is taking part in a free food science and technology webinar

Government top scientist to appear in free webinar

By Mike Stones

The chief scientist of the government’s food safety watchdog, the Food Standards Agency, is to take part in a free webinar designed to move the debate about food science and technology onto a firmer scientific footing.

The event will frame food science in terms of consumer acceptability

Free online event separates food fact from fiction

By Mike Stones

Does the mainstream media's coverage of food science and technology make you fume? Do you long for more scientific sense in the ongoing debates about genetic modification (GM), nanotechnology, food irradiation, antimicrobial treatments and other...

The free webinar aims to move the debate about food science and technology onto a more secure footing

Food science and technology webinar separates fact from fiction

By Mike Stones

Separating food science from food fiction is the aim of a free live webinar to be staged on Thursday, January 24, 2013. has teamed up with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) to help move the debate about challenging...

GSK said regulators verified the science behind Lucozade benefits

Sports drinks benefits are not bad science, say manufacturers

By Paul Gander

After high-profile scientific papers and a July Panorama documentary criticised the allegedly poor science behind claims made for a range of sports products, regulators, brands and nutrition experts have defended current research criteria.

Anti-GM activists plan protests at Rothamsted on May 27

GM wheat vandalism will ‘not affect progress’

By Mike Stones

Vandalism of a genetically modified (GM) wheat trial yesterday morning (May 20) at Rothamsted Research centre, Herefordshire will not affect the progress of the experiment that could improve yields and cut costs, a spokesman told


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