INFORM magazine and INFORM SmartBrief contain articles on the latest scientific advancements, business developments, and critical issues affecting oils, fats, and related materials.

INFORM magazine

Published 10 times a year, INFORM magazine provides comprehensive reviews and original articles on such topics as:

  • new analytical methods and technologies
  • processing technologies that improve efficiency and sustainability
  • health and nutrition
  • formulation science
  • critical business issues
  • and many other topics

Each issue includes patent abstracts compiled by a registered US patent agent, journal references assembled by a team of experts in a variety of areas, and coverage of regulatory issues from around the globe.

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June 2021

Table of Contents

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Poisson from a petri dish
Cellular agriculture could become mainstream in the next decade. What will that mean for the plant-based meat industry, and will cell-based seafood really help ocean conservation?

Epoxidation in moderation brings new life to old pavements
A sub-epoxidized soybean oil enables formulation of rejuvenators that pave the way for highly recycled asphalt.

Stabilization of omega-3, PUFA-rich raw materials and foods against lipid oxidation
The hunt continues for a natural antioxidant that can protect complex food emulsions, such as mayonnaise, against lipid oxidation.

Hydraulic fluids, steam turbine oils, and transformer oils move toward biodegradability
This article looks at the substantial progress that is being made toward replacing environmentally harmful lubricants for these global applications.


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INFORM SmartBrief is a companion product, published weekly to keep you up to date on developing regulations, research, technology, and more. This e-newsletter is aggregated by an INFORM magazine staff writer, who sorts through the barrage of oils- and fats-related notifications to bring you only the most relevant news.

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