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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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Oils and Fats News October 2015

Oils and Fats News October 2015 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST AAOCS seminar in Geelong, September 8-11 This was a well organised, enjoyable event at the Pier in Geelong which was a lovely place for a conference and with great weather too. Dr. Matt Miller of Cawthron Institute and his committee put together a stimulating and topical programme of talks and workshops that delegates found extremely worthwhile. AAOCS will be summarizing the whole conference and putting as many PDF files as are submitted on to the website.…

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Recent Oils and Fats News July/August

  The Omega-3 seminar at NZIFST conference  This was a well attended session at the recent conference in Palmerston North. Dr. Peter Nichols of CSIRO led the session by reviewing the science of omega-3, an update on producing LCPUFA in land plants and gave a summary of recent analyses on fish oil supplements by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Act Authority). This latter analysis showed that the majority of supplements in Australasia met label claims and were not oxidised. This result is in stark contrast to…

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Oils and Fats News May/June 2015

Oils and Fats News May/June 2015 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST   AGM/Dinner 29 people attended a most enjoyable evening on May 18th at the Northern Club Auckland. Following some wine appreciation,the current committee were re-elected. The chairman’s report is on the website. Omega-3 seminar The programme for this day at the forthcoming NZIFST conference on the 30th June is looking extremely interesting with discussion around the recent controversial University of Auckland supplement study.   The growing UK market for coconut oil (sigh) Whole Foods, the English…

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