Oils and Fats News April 2017

Oils and Fats News April 2017 Laurence Eyres AGM and Annual Dinner This will be held at The Northern Club on May 15th at 6 pm. A notice will be sent out soon. We are looking for new members and for anyone willing to serve on the committee. It’s not onerous. New members pay a once only fee of $25.00 and whilst in stock, get a free copy of the Handbook of Australasian Edible Oils. www.oilsfats.org.nz AAOCS Dr. Matt Miller is looking for expressions of…

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Oils and Fats News December 2016

Oils and Fats News December 2016 Laurence Eyres NZIFST   Lipids and Nutraceutical conference The conference, which took place from 8-10th November, was deemed a great success by all who attended. The mixer and opening took place in bright sunshine at the renowned Cawthron Institute. They organised a great mixer and Professor Charles Eason, the head of the Institute gave a short speech of welcome and opened the conference. The next day, Harvey Ruru gave a heart- warming Mihi, which to this author was one…

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Oils and Fats News October 2016

Oils and Fats News Laurence Eyres FNZIFST October 2016 Conference Final Programme-8/9 th. November 2016 in Nelson Over the last few years we have seen the massive controversy over trans fats erupt resulting in their banning. The battle between butter and margarine is ongoing and between high carbohydrate and low fat diets.  Omega-3 is the latest issue being debated in the media. Scientists are usually quiet and modest with their findings, but this does not stop the non-scientific press trumpeting usually incorrect interpretations in the…

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Oils and Fats News August 2016

Oils and Fats News August 2016 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST Lipids and Nutraceuticals (Nelson) Plans are now being finalised and registrations progressing well for the seminar in November.  The programme is complete. Early bird registration is open and provides considerable savings and accommodation, early booking is recommended. We shall publish a full synopsis of speakers and sponsors in the next issue.The almost complete programme is on the website. To register go to our website www.oilsfats.org.nz Omega-3 Seminar (Wed 14 September 2016) There will be an omega-3…

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Book Review : Handbook of Lipids in Human Function, 1st Edition

Review Handbook of Lipids in Human Function, 1st Edition Fatty Acids Publisher AOCS/Elsevier. Release date December 2015         Editor(s): Watson, R.R.  &   De Meester ,F.D. Print Book ISBN :9781630670368 EBook ISBN :9781630670351 Pages: 842 with 29 chapters and 67 contributors. Cost AOCS members $ 165.75 USD Introduction This book sets out to review the current research in human and animal models that define the roles and research status of fatty acids in major areas of health and disease. The areas covered include cardiovascular disease,…

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Oils and Fats News June 2016

Oils and Fats News June 2016 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST AGM and elections At the most enjoyable dinner and AGM held at the Northern Club on the 16th May, the present committee were re-elected. Encouragement was given for people to attend the forthcoming conference in November 2016 in Nelson. Lipid conference latest See the advert and registration details in this issue of NZ food Advert here LIPIDS HALF PAGE PROOF B or this website MCPD update    These are glycerol-based process contaminants found in palm oil, but…

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Oils and Fats News January 2016

Oils and Fats News January 2016 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST   Lipid Seminar Nelson Plans are developing for this focused seminar to take place on November 8-10th 2016 in Nelson. One of our guest speakers will be Dr. Bertrand Matthäus who will speak on both the issue of MCPD esters in oils and also about the growing popularity of virgin canola oil in Europe. He will also be able to summarize any highlights from the conference below. For the Lipid Seminar in November, updates and speakers…

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The AAOCS Student Travel Award

The AAOCS Student Travel Award   The AAOCS Student travel Award 2015-6 PDF version This competitive award from the AAOCS recognises and encourages original research by student AOCS members. (Membership is free for students, so why haven’t you joined already?) To be eligible, the applicant must be an AOCS student member (preferably an AAOCS member) who is currently undertaking a PhD with an accredited University, or be within 1-year of receiving their PhD and have original research to present at the 2016 AOCS Annual Meeting &…

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Oils and Fats News December 2015

{{unknown}}December 2015 Lipid Seminar Nelson This is being planned as a focused 1-2 day event in Nelson in November 2016.There is a lot of misinformation, sensationalist and inaccurate media reporting around lipids and nutraceuticals and we hope to have a seminar that is innovative and provides expert opinion and reviews of current science around the role of fat and other bioactives throughout the human life cycle. The group is currently working with assembling topics and speakers and we have sent out our first preliminary flier…

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