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May 27, 2017 | 03:13 PM CDT

Formulating Synthetics the Microbial Way

By: Deniz Ataman

New genetic engineering techniques are making it possible to produce more and more chemical-derived synthetic compounds through biological routes.

May 27, 2017 | 02:47 PM CDT

Extracting the Essence: Comparing Vanilla and Cocoa Processes

By Patrick Dunphy, Ph.D., Flavour & Vanilla Consul…

Understanding the similarities and differences in biochemistry, chemistry and curing processes of vanilla and cocoa may offer insight into producing high-quality materials.

May 27, 2017 | 02:44 PM CDT

Editor's Note: Strength in Diversity

By: Deniz Ataman

Consumers continue to request more natural, cleaner, organic, non-GMO and transparently labeled ingredients in their products, which provides the F&F industry an opportunity to look deeper into the "culture" of clean ingredients.

May 26, 2017 | 12:44 PM CDT

Pyrazine Specialties and CTC Organics Under New Leadership

Pyrazine Specialties and CTC Organics announced that it has recently been acquired and under the new leadership of CEO Michael Peterson.

May 23, 2017 | 09:51 AM CDT

E.F.E.O Celebrates 15 Years at General Assembly Meeting

A variety of essential oils

The European Federation of Essential Oils (E.F.E.O) will be celebrating its 15th anniversary at an upcoming general assembly.

May 18, 2017 | 03:02 PM CDT

Firmenich Innovates a Way Out of the Vanilla Crisis


Vanilla is in demand and, thanks to Mother Nature, scarcer than before. But these factors drove F&F giant Firmenich toward a new way of thinking, which has launched a delightful solution for all.

Apr 30, 2017 | 08:59 PM CDT

Symrise Introduces the Scented Virtual Reality Film


TREEHUGGER: Wawona is a scented virtual reality film, sponsored by Symrise, which will be presented at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

Apr 25, 2017 | 07:56 PM CDT

Progress in Essential Oils: Rosewood or Bois-de-Rose Oil

By: Brian M. Lawrence

This month's column discusses the chemical composition of rosewood oil.

Apr 25, 2017 | 02:56 PM CDT

In Safety Testing We Trust: Strengthening Natural Evaluation

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By: William Troy, Ph.D., IFEAT Scientific Advisor

Safety evaluation for natural flavor complexes will clearly strengthen the safety support for natural products themselves, as well as for the consumer products in which they are contained.

Mar 23, 2017 | 10:44 AM CDT

Progress in Essential Oils: Spanish Marjoram Oil

By: Brian M. Lawrence

This month's column discusses the chemical composition of Spanish marjoram oil.