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Systems and Methods to Streamline Your Wine Analysis

Wine is enjoyed by millions around the world, with a consumer following that appreciates its great variety, color, bouquet and flavor. Connoisseurs differentiate wines according to grape variety, geog...

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The TriPlus 500 HS Family Grows

It was Pittcon 2019 when the Thermo Scientific™ TriPlus 500 Headspace Autosampler was introduced to the market of volatiles organic compounds (VOC) sampling for GC and GC-MS. Thermo Scientific TriPlus...

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Can You CAD it? Yes You Can …

2021 Charged Aerosol Detection SymposiumWow, what a fantastic Charged Aerosol Detection (CAD) Symposium. You won’t want to miss the on-demand series or next year’s symposium!If you want to discover hi...

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And Then There Was Light …

This week, I had to carry out a task I rarely need to do these days. One of the lamps in the ceiling light blew when I was preparing the coffee maker for its daily service. While searching unsuccessfu...

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Automated Wet Chemical Analysis: Top Six Wine Spoilers

Wine is a product which dynamically evolves throughout the entire production process, starting from the grape harvest, fermentation process to bottling. Correct maturation of the grapes and management...

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The Chemistry of Winemaking: How SPME Can Help

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and...

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Get 20/20 Vision in 2020

Glasses and olive oil… don't see the connection? Keep reading.I don’t exactly remember when my vision started to get blurry. I assume it was a gradual progression and my brain compensated for the loss...

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The Dangers Lurking in Your Food Packaging

One of the most eye-catching items in a supermarket for many consumers could simply be a brightly colored package that contains the food we buy. We often take for granted that neatly packaged food ite...

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Dioxin Conference 2018 from the View of the Experts

The 38th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) & 10th International PCB Workshop, commonly known as Dioxin Conference, took place in Krakow, Poland during the las...

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Is this new labeling rule a bit fishy?

I was surprised to read an article where new rules in China will allow rainbow trout to be labelled and sold as salmon. The ruling seems to be an easy but controversial solution to resolve complaints ...

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Meet the Isotope Hunters at Imprint Analytics

Fraudulent preparation, adulteration and mislabeling of food and beverage products is a major worldwide issue which is currently estimated to cost the food industry up to $40 billion per year. Aside f...

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Origin Analysis with Isotope Fingerprints

The roots and origin of people and families are of great importance for each person, especially when they are unknown.Why is origin so important? It defines who we are and gives us confidence on our p...

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What Is in Your Wine Glass?

The 2017 harvest of wine grapes in Europe and California was full of variability. A very low yield compared to 2016 was expected in Europe ranging from 16% less in Spain to 21% less in France and Ital...

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Corn: From Animal Feed to Sweeteners to Biofuel

Recently I had the opportunity to visit G&M farms located in Livermore, California. I had never been on a corn farm before and this one had a maze with trivia questions posted to help navigate you to ...

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Out of the frying pan and into our food!

In general, we rarely consider the job of a cook to be as dangerous as that of a firefighter. Well, surprisingly people in both jobs are at risk of exposure to high levels of Brominated Flame Retardan...

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The Origins of Our Beloved Coffee

In 1773, the colonists revolted against a heavy tax on tea imposed by King George III in form of the Boston Tea Party. This event would forever change the American drinking preference to coffee."Coffe...

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