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Artificial sweeteners may drive metabolic disease risk

Sweeteners in foods and drinks could be causing an increased risk of metabolic diseases by changing the way our gut bacteria interact with the body, says a new study.

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier.

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher

Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.

Organic production: To certify or not?

Subsidies have led to high rates of organic certification in Europe – while costs and confusion often prevent US organic producers from certifying their products, according to a new study.

Whisky body welcomes stability of Scottish referendum result

The Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed the “stability” brought by the vote for Scotland to stay in the UK.

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Nestlé South Africa appoints new MD, announces $181m investment

Nestlé South Africa has announced a five-year $181m investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald as company chairman and MD.

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Gene activators: Veggie micronutrients join the fight against diabetes and heart disease from NutraIngredients.com

Supplements containing the phytochemicals sulforaphane and quercetin are being trialled for their potential to decrease the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, on the back of new in vitro research at the University of Warwick.

NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014 round-table debate

Arsenal FC: We can’t get the sports nutrition products we need from NutraIngredients.com

The nutritional needs of professional athletes and the general sports playing population are clearly not the same but does the broad sports nutrition market reflect that diversity of need? Arsenal FC and other experts argued the toss at NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014…

FOCUS ON…SPARKLING WATERS IN THE US: RAKHEE BURGESS, INSIGHT ANALYST, CANADEAN

Success in sparkling waters : Why Crystal Geyser leads the US pack from BeverageDaily.com

As sparkling water sales soar in the States, Canadean analyst Rakhee Burgess tells us flavor variation is vital and the reasons why Crystal Geyser is the leader of the pack.

Leicester snacks company creates 56 jobs from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Universal Flexible Packaging (UFP) is investing £11M in a new snack factory in Lewisher Road, Leicester, which will create 56 jobs as it shifts production from its Lunsford Road facility.

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EU tightens rules on horse ‘passports’

Commission hopes horse ‘passports’ will stop food fraud

Member states have endorsed European Commission proposals to tighten identification rules for horses as part of post...

Oxfam: Greater controls on huge agri public–private partnerships

Oxfam calls for greater controls on huge agri public–private partnerships

The increasing trend towards government investment partnerships with large multinationals threatens land rights, equality and the environment...

Food addiction not possible, but eating addiction is: Review

Eating can be addictive - but sugar and fat are not like drugs: Review

People can become addicted to the process of eating but not to consuming specific foods like those...

Organic logo overload? Consumers are not confused, suggests study

Organic logo overload? Consumers are not confused, suggests study

There is room for several organic logos within one market – as long as shoppers perceive advantages...

Researchers call for ‘radical rethink’ of free sugars targets

Researchers call for ‘radical rethink’ of free sugars targets

Intakes of free dietary sugars should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake in...

Malaysia to double palm oil production by 2020
Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier

Malaysia hopes to double palm oil production by 2020

Kalanithi Nesaretnam

Minister, Embassy of Malaysia in Brussels

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