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Controversial study linking sucralose and cancer is published

A study linking the consumption of sucralose and cancer in mice, led by Italian researcher Morando Soffritti, has been published.

'More studies are necessary to determine the safety of sucralose. We believe these studies are urgent, considering that millions of people may be exposed.' writes Morando Soffritti. © iStock / Zirafek

‘Imposed’ agricultural policies are pushing African farmers deeper into poverty

Agricultural policies, designed to tackle poverty in Africa, may be doing more harm than good to the region’s poorest members, according to UK researchers. 

Organic trends, innovations & hot topics: What's the buzz at BioFach?

Keep on top of the social media buzz at Europe's leading trade fair for organic product innovation, BioFach in Nuremburg, Germany.

Clean-label claims sought by one in three shoppers, survey finds

A new study has highlighted clean label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and bakery categories.

Germany asks: When do energy drinks pose a risk?

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has launched an online forum entitled ‘Energy Drinks: When do they pose a risk?’, which it hopes will raise awareness of the risks of high consumption in conjunction with alcohol and sports. 

Nestlé decision sparks sports sponsorship row

Food and drink manufacturing giant Nestlé has sparked controversy by ending its sponsorship deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), after the organisation became mired in both corruption and doping allegations.

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