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DuPont to buy FMC’s Health & Nutrition business

DuPont to buy FMC’s Health & Nutrition business

DuPont will acquire substantially all of FMC Corp.’s Health & Nutrition business while FMC Corp. will acquire a portion of DuPont’s crop protection business under an agreement reached by the two companies March 31. Additionally, to reflect the difference in the value of the assets, the transaction includes consideration to DuPont of $1.2 billion in cash and working capital of $425 million.

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Research and Science – USDA.gov (press release)

From fostering continued economic growth to adapting to the effects of climate change and addressing food security, the United States can continue to be a leader in global agriculture. Each day, the work of USDA scientists and researchers touches the lives of all Americans – from the farm field to the kitchen table and from the air we breathe to the energy that powers our country.

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Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating by Charles Spence review – beyond food

Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating by Charles Spence review – beyond food

From Instagram to TV ads, what’s the science behind food porn?

The result is a smörgåsbord of revelations, from the finding that colouring white wine red can trick experts into describing the aromas of vin rouge, to more recent discoveries – among them that heavier cutlery encourages diners to pay more, that ginger biscuits taste spicier when served from a rough plate, and that serving a strawberry mousse on a white dish increases its perceived sweetness by 10% compared with a black one.

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Bill unlikely to increase frequency of food safety inspections

The frequency of food safety inspections would likely not increase under a bill meant to address a report that found some restaurants and cafeterias went years without state check-ins.

The bill doesn’t provide money for additional food safety inspectors or mandate more checks. Instead, it allows the Department of Health and Human Services to set the frequency of food safety inspections based on a risk-based approach and available resources, which haven’t changed since the audit’s release.

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Food safety, small-business success topic of CIFT event

Educating food businesses on the countless number of food-borne illnesses and product recalls that could be avoided through proper handling, processing and storage of food will be the featured topic at a seminar hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology, April 25, from 1-5 p.m. at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen.

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