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Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter June 2011:  6th DGF Rapeseed Oil Medal 2011/2012

The DGF Rapeseed Oil Medal will awarded for 2011/2012 for the 6th time by the German Society of Fat Research (DGF) for flawless virgin rapeseed oil. The award is open for applications from all countries.  See the webpage for details 

The German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ms. Ilse Aigner, has been kind enough as to provide the following greetings:

The history of Rapeseed cultivation in Germany is an instructive success story. As rape is a concrete example of how innovations in agriculture increase the quality of life of all people in our country. This is done in two ways: the introduction of new products on the one hand, and their constant improvement and optimisation on the other.

Rape made its way to us from the late middle ages. Rapeseed oil was first used in lamps and as a technical oil. The use of rape as a food product was limited for a long time due to its bitter ingredients. Thus, the cultivation of rapeseed was focussed on the technical area and even this limited application almost disappeared with the raising use of fossil oils.
It was not until the mid 1970's that it was possible to remove the undesired bitter and accompanying substances by means of plant breeding. This was the start for rapeseed as raw material for food and feed production. With the increased use of this renewable resource, rape has become a fixture among the crops in Germany. Since several years it has also served as a source of bio-energy, and thus continues to demonstrate its diverse utility.

Strikingly, in May there are entire landscapes of blooming yellow rape flowers, but rape pleases not only the eye, but also the palate.
Rape, sometimes also referred to as "Olive oil of the North", impresses with its valuable ingredients. Nutritionists are convinced: Rapeseed Oil must play an increasing role as a building block of a healthy diet, for the consumer it is also essential that the taste is agreeable.
The German Society for Fat Research (DGF) each year awards the best virgin Rapeseed oil. This initiative shows results. The rapeseed oil medal is awarded to high quality native rapeseed oil, paving the way to "Haute Cuisine" as well as the kitchens of everyday people. Not only for the consumer, but also for the participants of the award 2011/2012 - Quality and taste make the difference.
Good Luck!


Ilse Aigner
German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection


Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2011


9th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

Oils, Fats and Lipids for a Healthy and Sustainable World
18-21 September 2011, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Abstracts are now available at the congress webpage to help you to plan your individual schedule.

The programme booklet is currently being mailed out. It is also available  as .pdf from the congress webpage.

The number of posters has grown meanwhile to 220, with new posters arriving every hour. We expect to have almost 400 posters on display for the three poster sessions. To reach the book of abstracts make sure to submit your poster not later than 1 August. However, last minute posters will be accepted even after this date but not be included in the book of abstracts.

Scientific Programme



Rotterdam: Learn some Dutch before your travel

Although English is widely spoken in the Netherlands, it might be nice to have some basic knowledge of Dutch.

On the webpage "woord van vandaag"  you can subscribe to a mailing list to receive one Dutch word every day. You can subscribe or unsubscribe by sending an email request to
This mailinglist is aiming to provide new vocabulary to speakers of English learning the Dutch language.

The webpage 2BDutch offers an easy and fun way to learn more about the Dutch language and culture.
Learn Dutch by watching videos with subtitles. Practise your listening comprehensive skill and learn new words. The Dutch videos are translated in English, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese.




oils+fats 2011: Last Call for Applications!

If you haven't yet sent off your application to exhibit at oils+fats, now is the time to do it! Just download the application form, fill it out and send it back to us, and you could soon be taking part in this unique 'International Trade Fair for the Technology and Trade of Oils and Fats', the only one of its kind in the world.

Renowned companies from the sector have already submitted their applications and secured their place at oils+fats 2011. More than 50 percent of the available space at the M,O,C, Event Centre is already booked. Trade visitors are eagerly looking forward to the event. Between 5 and 7 October 2011, oils+fats 2011 is the place to be for anyone who wants to find out about the latest developments and trends in the oils and fats industry and talk face to face with CEOs and market and opinion leaders from all over the world.

Get your entrance ticket now - and enjoy the benefits of online ticket reservation!


5-7 October 2011, Munich, Germany


EJLST: Most downloaded articles January - April 2011

In the first four months of this year, the articles from both our special issues (Fats and oils as renewable feedstock for the chemical industry and Fatty acid esters of chloropropanols and glycidol) appear on the top of the 'most downloaded' list. Below is a TOP 5 list of most downloaded articles excluding those from the Special issues:

Paula Mercer, Roberto E. Armenta
Developments in oil extraction from microalgae

Ingvild J. Haug, Lise B. Sagmo, Daniel Zeiss, Inge C. Olsen, Kurt I. Draget, Tore Seternes
Bioavailability of EPA and DHA delivered by gelled emulsions and soft gel capsules

Rosaria Cozzolino, Beatrice De Giulio
Application of ESI and MALDI-TOF MS for triacylglycerols analysis in edible oils

Marta Lubary, Gerard W. Hofland, Joop H. ter Horst
A process for the production of a diacylglycerol-based milk fat analogue

Michael J. Haas, Pamela S. Fox, Thomas A. Foglia
Lipase-catalyzed synthesis of partial acylglycerols of acetoacetate

Recent review articles:
Can plant oils replace fossil oils?
Fossil oil is a finite resource, but plant oils have the potential to replace it in the chemical and energy industries. Biotechnology can help produce plant oils with high levels of the desirable fatty acids, oils enriched with unusual fatty acids for specialty applications, as well as increase the oil yields by employing metabolic engineering. Carlsson et al. from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences reviewed the recent progress, future challenges and possible solutions for replacing fossil oils with renewable plant resources.
Carlsson, A.S. et al. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2011, in press, DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201100032

Hydrophilic antioxidants of virgin olive oil
Olive oil is a rich source of powerful natural antioxidants from the family of phenolic compounds. While lipophilic phenols such as tocopherols can also be found in other vegetable oils, most of the hydrophilic phenols in olive oil are endemic to Olea europaea species. In their extensive two-part review, Milad El Riachy and colleagues cover the essential knowledge concerning the phenolic compounds of virgin olive oil.
Milad El Riachy et al. Hydrophilic antioxidants of virgin olive oil. Part 1: Hydrophilic phenols: A key factor for virgin olive oil quality. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2011, 113, in press 

Milad El Riachy et al. Biosynthesis and biotransformation of phenolic compounds in virgin olive oil as affected by agronomic and processing factors. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2011, 113, in press

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