New funding to support industry
Nutrigenomics New Zealand will be providing new resources for industry through the development of a health claim database.
A new research programme will be initiated with funding from the Governmentâ€™s MBIE funding round to develop a database of existing validated biomarkers that the New Zealand food industry can use to support the development of new functional food products.
Food HQ launched
New Zealand's first food super-campus will be the focus of FoodHQ, a research collaboration that aims to enable the nationâ€™s food exports to reach $60 billion by 2025.
Nutrigenomics 2013 Workshop
Interested parties are invited to attend the Nutrigenomics 2013 Workshop on 23 August.
Entitled "Developing high-value foods with validated health benefits", the workshop will discuss how changes to FSANZ health claim regulations will affect the food industry.
Launch of new book
While functional foods have become a reasonably well-established concept, personalised nutrition is still treated with skepticism by many. The recognition that people would have different nutrient requirements, or perceive foods in different ways, raises several concernsâ€”some real, some not so real.
New technology links diet to genetics
A team of researchers looking into links between nutrition and genetics have developed technologies that will revolutionise how food companies validate new products.