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Reading the changes in Asia’s new coffee culture

By RJ Whitehead

Coffee culture in Asia has been brewing a storm and growing in popularity in recent years, with most major cities now being awash with coffee shops not just in city centres but also gaining momentum in outlining areas.

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Scientists find way to make sweetest sweetener taste sweeter

By RJ Whitehead

Japanese researchers have devised a method to make one of the sweetest natural sweeteners even sweeter in a development that will be seen as a breakthrough at a time when consumers are moving away from sugar.

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France needs to boost algae production

By Shane STARLING

France should ramp up its algae production to meet booming local demand for algae foods and nutrients, according to a report.

The GCMS-QP2020 high-end single quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer

Shimadzu unveils high-end single quad GC/MS instrument

By Joseph James Whitworth

Shimadzu says its GCMS-QP2020 high-end single quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer will open up new capabilities for food labs without them having to invest in expansive sample preparation and method development.