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Ocean management is ‘crucial’ to food security: FAO

Ocean management is ‘crucial’ to food security: FAO

Demand for fish and seafood is growing – but better ocean management is needed to ensure global food security, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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Pea dextrin may offer clean label ‘off flavour’ masking alternative

Researchers are backing the use of pea dextrin as a clean label solution to masking off-flavours generated by lipid oxidation products.

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier

CSPO may remain a niche unless it penetrates China and India, says expert

Certified Sustainable Palm Oil could remain a niche product unless it gains importance in India and China, according to former RSPO director Jan Kees Vis.

80% of Swedes give keyhole labelling thumbs up

Around 80% of Swedish people think the keyhole labelling system is a good thing, according to a survey published by the Swedish National Food Agency (NFA).

Organic food sales rebound in the UK

Sales of organic food and drink in the UK have grown 1.2% over the past year – outperforming the stagnant non-organic grocery market, according to figures from market research organisation Nielsen.

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Origins: Cocoa’s coming home

Nicaragua: A future fine flavor cocoa origin, but work needed from ConfectioneryNews.com

Nicaragua holds potential as a future fine flavor cocoa origin as farmers shift from coffee to cocoa, but much work is needed to improve fermentation practices, according to Atlanta Chocolate’s founder.

Chocolate multinationals 'enabling enslavement' on cocoa farms: Oxfam from ConfectioneryNews.com

Multinational chocolate companies are reaping billions in profits by keeping labor costs low, allowing human rights abuses to prosper on cocoa farms, according to an Oxfam campaigner.

UK manufacturers: ‘We want to stay in Europe’ from FoodManufacture.co.uk

British manufacturers want overwhelmingly to remain in the EU, according to a survey by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF.

Probiotic potential: Altering gut bacteria shows promise for fatty liver disease from NutraIngredients.com

Probiotics may have beneficial effects on the treatment and prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other related conditions, according to a new review.

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WHO targets a trans fat-free Europe

WHO targets a trans fat-free Europe

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a complete ban on trans fats throughout Europe as...

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher
Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier.

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher

Prof. Philippe Legrand

Director of the biochemistry laboratory, Agrocampus Ouest

Deeper understanding of flavour complexity will provide richer tastes naturally, says Givaudan

Deeper understanding of flavour complexity will provide richer tastes naturally, says Givaudan

A new approach to flavour formulation, which focuses on reproducing the complex concoction of molecules generated through...

Fruit and vegetables may be good for mental health: Study

Higher fruit and veg consumption may increase odds of mental wellbeing: Study

Both high and low levels of mental wellbeing may be associated with an individual's fruit and vegetable...

Saturated fat guidelines out, food guidelines in?

Get rid of nutrients and focus on foods in guidelines, says sat fat researcher

Benoit Lamarche

Saturated fat researcher, Laval University