All posts by Laurence Eyres

Avacado-670

Lipids and Nutraceuticals March/April 2021

Lipids and Nutraceuticals March/April 2021 by Laurence Eyres FNZIFST and Mike Eyres AGM This  year’s  AGM  for  the  Oils  and  Fats  Specialists  Group  and  social  dinner  will be  postponed until much later in 2021 due to COVID and other issues in Auckland. Marine Omega 3 supplements: How to choose a quality supplement   Omega-3   supplements   have   been   around   for   over   50   years.   The   early   products   were composed  of  fish  oil  which  had  been  refined  and  deodorized  and  then  filled  into  soft  gel capsules.  The  most  popular …

Read More »

man-with-measuring-tape-around-his-waist-300x200

Lipids and Nutraceuticals January 2021

Lipids and Nutraceuticals January 2021 by Laurence Eyres FNZIFST and Mike Eyres   Lipid technology being utilized in Covid-19 Vaccines It has been interesting to read recently about the use of lipid and liposome technologies that we commonly see in the world of nutraceuticals being utilized in the new Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines. The technical problem that appears to have been solved is that mRNA is very fragile. Hence the need for keeping these vaccines cold. Charged lipid nanoparticles have been found to…

Read More »

eight_col_coronavirus

Lipids and Nutraceuticals January 2021

Lipids and Nutraceuticals January 2021 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST and Mike Eyres   Lipid technology being utilized in Covid-19 Vaccines It has been interesting to read recently about the use of lipid and liposome technologies that we commonly see in the world of nutraceuticals being utilized in the new Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines. The technical problem that appears to have been solved is that mRNA is very fragile. Hence the need for keeping these vaccines cold. Charged lipid nanoparticles have been found to be…

Read More »

Butter-670

Lipids and nutraceuticals August 2020 Laurence Eyres and Mike Eyres

W E L C O M E Welcome to the new look for the newsletter. It was a suggestion from the late Bernie Radford that we branch out from straight oils and fats into the interesting world of natural compounds and  health. So, we have changed the name to reflect this perspective and we have been looking at compounds such as CBD, antioxidants, and vitamins in recent newsletters A N N U A L D I N N E R A N D    A G…

Read More »

Oils and Fats News April 2020

Oils and Fats News April 2020 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST COVID-19 As the disease begins to dominate all aspects of our day to day lives it’s hard to envisage that one day we will return to normal and get back to other issues. Whilst not giving medical advice I have been giving some thought as to how we can support our natural nutrition and resistance to this type of RNA virus. There are several well documented articles in the literature that point to certain natural ingredients…

Read More »

radford

Oils and Fats News September 2019

OBITUARY FOR BERNIE RADFORD We  are sad to report the passing of one of our enthusiastic and active members. Bernie was always full of ideas and was the first to suggest that we branch out into other areas that encompassed natural products and were not fats by strict definition. We have followed this direction and have now widened the scope to include hemp extracts, antioxidants and other lipid-like molecules. Bernie was always a supporter of dairy products and defended any attacks on milkfat or dairy protein. This was probably since…

Read More »

JCA---Marie-Wong[4]

Oils and Fats News July/August 2019 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST

Oils and Fats News July/August 2019 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST Major award for long serving Oils and Fats member   One of our long serving members Associate Professor Marie Wong has been awarded the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (NZIFST) most prestigious award, the JC Andrews Award. She received the award at the NZIFST annual conference last week in Christchurch. The award recognizes members who have made a substantial contribution to science and technology and leadership in the food industry. It is presented…

Read More »

ProcessingContaminantsInEdibleOils-670

Oils and Fats news May/June 2019

Oils and Fats news May/June 2019 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST AGM and dinner The annual get together at the Northern Club in Auckland was attended this year by 30 people.  The group keeps going albeit quietly after 36 years. As usual the food and drink were excellent, the networking and conversation scintillating and in a fit of euphoria the brief AGM re-elected the existing committee. People were reminded of the upcoming world congress in Sydney in February 2020. The details of the student awards for the…

Read More »

otago081238

Oils and Fats News March 2019

{{unknown}}Oils and Fats News March 2019 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST John Edward Birch FNZIC, FNZIFST A long-time member of the group, a friend and colleague and a very active scientist in the field of lipids passed away in early March after a long battle with melanoma. John was originally an industrial chemist, joined the DSIR (back in the day before the Crown Research Institutes) then joined Otago University. Over the years he had supervised many undergraduates, masters and PhD candidates, a significant number in the field…

Read More »

coconut-palm

Oils and Fats News January 2019

Oils and Fats News January 2019 Laurence Eyres NZIFST World Congress (Conference 2020) The programme for this major event in Sydney is now being progressed. The processing section organisers of the conference are now assembling topics and speakers for this event. If you have seen or recently listened to an excellent speaker on a relevant subject, please let Lucky Inturissi, Matt Miller or Laurence Eyres know via this website.  http://wcofsydney2020.com/ eyresy@gmail.com Kurt G. Berger 1923-2018 Last year saw the passing at 95 of an industrial…

Read More »