All posts by Laurence Eyres

Oils and Fats News May June 2018

{{unknown}}Oils and Fats News May June 2018 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST AGM 2018 An enjoyable dinner and networking between members took place at the Auckland Northern club in May, where after a long debate the current committee were all re-elected. Dr. Matt Miller, President of AAOCS encouraged all to keep an eye on the upcoming lipid conference in Sydney in 2020. More news in future issues. New research proves that EVOO is the safest and most stable oil to cook with. This is an example of…

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Fatty Acids: Book Review Laurence Eyres

Fatty Acids: Book Review Laurence Eyres FNZIFST April 2018 Fatty Acids: Chemistry, Synthesis and Applications AOCS Price $175.00 USD from Elsevier (AOCS) or Amazon Same price for the electronic version. ISBN 978-0-12-809521-8 Key Features of the book The book has 600 pages consisting of detailed chemistry with 18 chapters by 43 total contributors. The editor is a very experienced Chemist (FRRSC) with experience in academia at Texas A&M and more recently with Jina Pharmaceuticals. Includes recent developments in the synthesis of fatty acid derivatives, as…

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Oils and Fats News March/April 2018

{{unknown}}Oils and Fats News March/April 2018 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST 2018 AGM The AGM and social dinner   This will be held at the Northern Club on the 14th May. Full details will be sent to anyone interested in attending. Coconut oil sales declining Increased competition contributed to a 25.9% decline in multi-outlet US sales of coconut oil, with a 16.1% drop in the natural channel, according to recent sales data in the USA. Negative press surrounding a 2017 American Heart Association advisory that warned against…

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Oils and Fats News February 2018

Oils and Fats News February 2018 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST   Dr. Albert Dijkstra and Inform connect. Inform connect is published by AOCS and was the result of a proposal by Dr. Albert Dijkstra, a multi-talented scientist who has predominantly worked in industry. Dr Dijkstra suggested the now well-used forum during his presentation when he received a medal for his work in lipids.  This was at the 100th birthday celebration of Michel Chevreul (1786-1889), a major pioneer of fatty acid chemistry. Some of Albert’s original ideas…

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Oils and Fats News December 2017

Oils and Fats News December 2017 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST AAOCS (Barossa)-Summary by Matt Miller We had four keynote speakers this year, covering our conference themes as well as the omega-3 market trends. Kent Chapman, who leads the Centre for Plant Lipid Research at the University of North Texas presented his work in applied aspects of plant lipid metabolism. The lipid mapping work he has done was inspiring and a novel way to elucidate the complex biochemistry in plants and seeds. Peter Meikle who leads the…

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Oils and Fats News October 2017

{{unknown}}Oils and Fats News October 2017 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST AAOCS Seminar Barossa Valley September 11th This turned out to be a full and comprehensive four-day technical seminar. The weather was cold and wet but did little to dampen the spirits of all 90 plus who attended. We had a good kiwi contingent (see photo) and several of them made significant contributions to the programme. A very interesting presentation on the NZ aid programme in Kenya by Plant and Food Scientist, Alan Woolf was both original…

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Oils and Fats News May/June 2017

Oils and Fats News May/June 2017 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST AGM and elections At our recent convivial AGM/dinner at the Northern Club, the committee were re-elected with the addition of Jing Zhou of New Image Ltd. http://www.oilsfats.org.nz/  For Oils and Fats Group     MCPD seminar in Germany The German Society of Fat Science in cooperation with two German associations is organizing a symposium on 3-MCPD and glycidyl esters. You will find further information on http://www.dgfett.de/meetings/aktuell/berlin2017/index.php. The symposium will be held in English language and should give…

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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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