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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May 2022

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Three paths forward for sustainable palm oil
Palm oil demand is at an all-time high. To maintain a sustainable supply, governments and NGOs are certifying environmentally responsible plantations, researchers are improving oil extraction, and microbes are making palm oil through fermentation. Read about the latest efforts to ensure sustainable palm oil.

2022 AOCS Award Winners
Meet the individuals and institutions AOCS honored this year for taking research and technology to the next level, advancing the quality and depth of the profession, and leveraging their knowledge for the benefit of the Society.

Assessing a recent report on the association between palm oil and cancer metastasis
Last December, a report in Nature described a set of experiments involving human cells and palmitic acid. The authors of the report concluded that consuming palm oil increases the potential for cancer metathesis. In this article, nutrition science expert, Elaine Krul, contradicts their claim.





INFORM Smartbrief

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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