Scientific Method

'We encourage others to deposit their own supporting evidence and tools for the benefit of the wider risk assessment community,' says EFSA head. ©iStock/boygovideo

EFSA models transparency with open source ‘Knowledge Junction’

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has made all its models from the last 15 years available on an open source platform called the Knowledge Junction, which also encourages external submissions of data, images and videos that could go on to be used...

Bad Science author Dr Ben Goldacre at the IFT show

Is food marketing awash with bad science? If so, who is to blame?

Dr Ben Goldacre: ‘Does this food cause or prevent cancer? Honestly, there's no need for any more stories like that, they have almost no value’

By Elaine Watson

There was plenty of handwringing at the IFT show this year about the lack of scientific literacy characterizing the debate around food and farming, backed up by scores of press clippings about ‘franken-foods.’ But is the media solely to blame, and what’s...

NutraIngredients 5: Top science stories of 2015

NutraIngredients 5: Top science stories of 2015

By Will Chu

As 2015 draws to an end, NutraIngredients takes the time to look back at the most read scientific research carried out throughout the 12 months. Did any of them have significance for you? The number 1 story is surprising... 

Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

CULTURED VIEWS FROM PROBIOTA 2015 IN AMSTERDAM

Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

By Nathan Gray

Like many areas of nutrition research, probiotic and prebiotic science relies on strong collaboration between academic experts and businesses. But there are some who say such links create biased science.

Olympic Seafood have teamed up with two universities to study the health benefits of krill oil.

Olympic Seafood set for krill oil research collaboration

By Nathan Gray

Norwegian firm Olympic Seafood AS has entered in to a research collaboration with two universities to use novel ‘omics’ technologies to investigate the potential health benefits of krill oil supplements.

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