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Could salt-tolerant crops be solution to sustainable food production?

Around 2,000 hectares of agricultural land is lost each day due to the salinity in soil. Could breeding salt-tolerant crops be a new way to sustainable food?

Saturated fat replacement linked with lower risk of heart disease: Meta analysis

Swapping just five percent of calories from saturated fat with foods containing the polyunsaturated fat linoleic acid have a lower risk of heart disease, finds a new analysis of current evidence.

Launching a baobab brand is about educating consumers and telling a story, says drink startup

Consumers need to be taught what the ‘unknown’ baobab fruit is, according to beverage newbie Matahi.

EFSA reassesses European curcumin exposure levels

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reassessed exposure to curcumin and found consumption is lower than previously thought – although some children consume close to the acceptable daily intake (ADI).

Financials

Nutrition profits jump 23% in mixed DuPont Q3 results

DuPont is reaping the benefit of its €5bn 2011 acquisition of Danish probiotics and enzymes giant Danisco, with its nutrition and health division showing 23% profit growth in a “sluggish” world market.

Steamed v baked bread: Processing change impacts glycemic response

The way in which breads are processed could play a role in determining its GI, according to new research that shows steaming rather than baking bread alters glycemic responses.

Nutritionists defend government advice on food

Claims that the government’s ‘Eatwell Plate’ promotes excessive sugar intake and contributes to growing health problems in the UK have been rubbished by leading nutritionists.

Spotlight

Tempting treats: Hungry or not, kids will eat tempting sweets and snacks

Tempting treats: Hungry or not, kids will eat tempting sweets and snacks

Even though they are not hungry, children as young as three find energy-dense snacks and treats too...

Ready meal nutrition is pot luck, says new study

Ready meal nutrition is pot luck, says new study

A new study into European ready meals found that pack contents and therefore nutritional value varies widely...

Med diet to reverse metabolic syndrome, not prevent

Med diet may reverse metabolic syndrome – but not prevent it

A Mediterranean diet that includes extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may help to reverse symptoms of metabolic syndrome,...

Emotional eating: How do the elderly feel about food?

Emotional eating: How do the elderly feel about food?

The food industry is failing to tailor foods to the elderly – and recognising their various needs...

Challenges remain for salt reduction: Expert forum

Challenges remain for salt reduction: Expert forum

The UK’s salt reduction programme has been hugely successful – but it has challenges ahead, according to...

Researchers urge retailers to replace kids’ ‘eye level’ junk food

Researchers urge retailers to replace kids’ ‘eye level’ junk food

Policies aimed at encouraging families and children to eat healthier could be aided by retailers that place...

WHO calls for standardised nutrition labelling

WHO calls for standardised nutrition labelling

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a more unified approach to front-of-pack nutrition labelling.