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January 2012

Oilseeds in Australia
Australia is now one of the world’s top three exporters of canola oil. inform takes a closer look at the factors that have advanced oilseed production in that country.

6 Oilseed production, Aussie style
Nick Goddard, executive director of the Australian Oilseeds Federation, reviews exports, biotechnology, and opportunities for future growth.

10 Fats and oils processing “down under”
How does a relatively small producer remain a competitive player on a global scale? Integration is helping Australia maximize efficiency and minimize waste and duplication.

11 One-two punch R&D
Other countries may produce more fats and oils, but Australia is a heavy hitter when it comes to research and development.

14 Field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometry (FAIMS): Quick screening detection and quantification of volatile organic compounds
The developers of a rapid and portable gas detection technology called field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometry explain how this advance can be used to monitor and analyze edible oils in real time.

25 Benefits vs. risks of fish consumption
The benefits of fish consumption outweigh the risks, according to a joint expert consultation released in October 2011 by two United Nations agencies.

42 2012—2013 AOCS Governing Board candidates

46 To social network or not to social network: That is the question
For many professionals, social networking has replaced the need to swap business cards. A modest investment of time in career-related social networking can pay dividends in the future.

48 Lipid oxidation: taking a new look at an old problem
Bingcan Chen, AOCS Honored Student and 2010–2011 recipient of the Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship, describes how he developed a novel model for lipid oxidation that provided the first detailed characterization of physical structures in food oil.

50 Structured lipids in nutraceutical formulations
Food scientists describe how natural lipids are being restructured to provide novel health and nutritional benefits.

56 10 reasons to attend the 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
More than 1,600 industry professionals representing 60 countries are expected to gather in Long Beach, California (USA), April 29–May 2, 2012, for the 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. inform gives you 10 reasons to join them.

58 Potato peel extracts: a potential antioxidant for omega-3-enriched products
Potato peels are a rich source of fiber and phenolic compounds. Food scientists recently have evaluated potato peel extracts as antioxidants in several different omega-3-rich food models.

60 AOCS member bringing clean water to developing nations
David Sabatini, a long-time member of AOCS and the Surfactants and Detergents Division, has been introducing technology that can remove contaminants from water supplies in remote villages in southern Cambodia and Ethiopia.





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