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How important is saltiness when reducing salt?

Many different approaches have been taken to reducing salt, from mineral-based salt replacers to gradual reduction to alter consumer preference – but some ignore salty flavour altogether.

Future foods could mimic exercise benefits, claim Nestlé scientists

Future food and nutritional products could use the enzyme AMPK to mimic the effects of exercise on metabolism, Nestlé researchers have claimed.

Salt reduction not a priority for UK consumers, finds Lo Salt survey

UK consumers prioritise reducing fat and sugar intake ahead of salt, according to a consumer survey conducted by Klinge Foods, the producer of Lo Salt.

Companies cannot expect consumers to pay for sustainability

Companies cannot expect consumers to pay for sustainable food supply chains, a report has found.

Chocolate shortage ‘overstated in the extreme’, says ICCO

The International Cocoa Organization has quelled media reports of a chocolate crisis in 2020 and says there are sufficient cocoa stocks for the next five years.

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Could a short term vegan diet improve overall health?

Could a short term vegan diet improve overall health?

Participants in a ten-day vegan diet programme saw significant improvements in biomarkers associated with risk of heart...

Juncked: Outcry over scrapping of scientific adviser role

Juncked: Outcry over scrapping of scientific adviser role

Scientists have condemned Juncker’s decision to axe the role of Chief Scientific Adviser in the new European...

Are salt reduction efforts reflected in heart health?

Are salt reduction efforts reflected in heart health?

Salt reduction efforts around the world are making progress – but how has lower salt consumption affected health?

Healthy planet, healthy people: Balancing carbon footprint and optimal nutrition

Healthy planet, healthy people: Balancing carbon footprint and optimal nutrition

Plant-derived foods have been suggested as preferable to those of animal origin from an environmental perspective as...

Myth busting? High salt intake may not increase thirst

Myth busting? High salt intake may not increase thirst

It is commonly believed that consumption of salty foods increases thirst, and could be a reason for...

Pope Francis: Food has been reduced to a commodity

Pope Francis: Food has been reduced to a commodity

Market pre-eminence has reduced food to a commodity subject to financial speculation, Pope Francis told attendees at...

International expansion: How to tap into global demand without global scale
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International expansion: How to tap into global demand without global scale

Bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to achieving international success, argues Barney Wallace from OC&C Strategy...

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