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Nestlé is to bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestlé Research Center and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, to build one...
The Endocrine society has expressed disappointment at the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ‘premature’ statement indicating that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe for...
German science and technology firm Merck has reported record results for 2015, with net sales rising by 13 per cent to €12.8 billion ($14bn) compared to € 11.4bn ($12.5bn) the previous year. The company puts this down to the acquisitions of AZ Electronic Materials (AZ) and Sigma-Aldrich, as well as a favourable exchange rate.
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed an environmentally-friendly food packaging material that is free from chemical additives, by fortifying natural chitosan-based composite film with grapefruit seed extract (GFSE). The NUS says that the material can slow down fungal growth, doubling the shelf-life of perishable food such as bread.
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