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We have to do more to reduce waste as an industry, warns Leatherhead expert

Food manufacturers should leave no stone unturned as they search for ways to decrease waste and increase the value of manufacturing waste streams, says Steve Osborn of Leatherhead Food Research.

EU food supply fees blocked as UK MEP cries success

The rejected pan-EU fees for food chain inspections would have spelled higher food costs and an excuse to dip official hands into industry and consumer pockets, says a UK Conservative MEP. 

UK FSA: "We are working to clear the backlog as quickly as possible."

UK FSA reopens novel foods doors after industry concern

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has backtracked on a decision to close its doors on EU novel foods applications after stakeholder unrest at the UK government austerity driven measure. 

ABF: Sugar slump offset by Primark and grocery

A starring performance by clothes retailer Primark and strong growth in grocery helped Associated British Foods (ABF) lift its half-year group profits by £7M to £463M, despite a slump in its sugar business due to lower prices.

CONTROVERSIAL HEALTH SERVICE AD COMPARES ALCOHOL TO ASBESTOS AND TOBACCO

Tumor in a beer bottle: Scary NHS advert survives industry strike

The UK beer industry has failed in its bid to stop the broadcast of a controversial National Health Service (NHS) aligned advert that shows a man swallowing a cancerous tumor from a glass of beer.

Gravity-free probiotics

Space…The final frontier for Yakult probiotics? 6-year study confirmed

Probiotic pioneer Yakult’s little bottles are to feature in a 6-year, gravity-free study at the International Space Station (ISS).

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'I was astonished by this line of questioning.' More reaction to POM v Coke at the Supreme Court from FoodNavigator-USA.com

The questions posed by Supreme Court Justices during oral arguments in a false advertising case brought by POM Wonderful against Coca Cola were nothing short of “astonishing”, according to one food law attorney that has been closely following the case.

Punching holes in pop-science theory: Whole grains may cut inflammatory biomarkers in obese kids from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Consuming whole-grain-rich foods for six weeks may slash levels of inflammatory biomarkers in overweight children, according to findings published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research .

General Mills apologizes and backtracks on consumer legal policy from BakeryAndSnacks.com

General Mills has reverted back to its old online legal terms following backlash and media outcry over its arbitration clause.

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Asian cocoa grind up 4% in Q1 from ConfectioneryNews.com

The amount of cocoa processed in Asia grew 4% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year.

Kellogg: Increased fiber intake can slash health care costs from BakeryAndSnacks.com

A Kellogg-commissioned study has suggested that $12.7bn in US healthcare costs could be saved if consumers ate more fiber.

The plot sickens: More than 100 Food Safety Summit attendees fall ill from FoodProductionDaily.com

An investigation into a foodborne illness during the recent Food Safety Summit has confirmed more than 100 attendees were taken ill after the event.

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Small changes are the way to go (and that’s not an industry cop out!): Obesity expert

Small changes are the way to go (and that’s not an industry cop out!): Obesity expert

Obesity should be tackled in small steps, acknowledging where people are and not where public health officials...

Climate change and rising CO2 will reduce quality of food

Climate change and rising CO2 will reduce quality of food

Elevated levels of carbon dioxide can block plants' absorption of nitrates, leading to foods and crops with...

Sustainable palm oil shift is cheaper than bad publicity impact

Sustainable palm oil shift is cheaper than bad publicity impact

The cost of moving towards traceable and sustainable palm oil is marginal compared to the long-term effects...

In conversation with the mastermind behind the €250,000 lab-grown burger
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In conversation with the mastermind behind the €250,000 lab-grown burger

Last year Professor Mark Post sparked international interest with the unveiling, and tasting, of the world's first...

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some...

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

Dr David Katz

ddirector of Prevention Research Center. , Yale University

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