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‘Robust’ evidence for GM crop benefits, says meta-analysis

Genetically modified crops offer ‘large and significant’ benefits in both developed and developing countries, according to a new meta-analysis.

Mediterranean, vegetarian or pescetarian: Which is best for health and the environment?

The global drive toward more meat and dairy consumption could increase diet-related disease and boost greenhouse gas emissions by 80%, but other dietary patterns could provide answers, claims a study published in Nature.

Mandatory salt reduction could save more in healthcare costs: Study

Mandatory salt reduction may save more in healthcare costs than the current voluntary system, say the authors of a study published in Value in Health.

Can seaweed become the ultimate salt replacer – and why hasn't it yet?

Seaweed is well-researched, sustainable and effective, according to an expert. So what is stopping it from really taking off as a salt replacer?

FAO: "All of us are responsible for transforming the #ICN2 outcome documents into improved nutrition results."

Live from the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (#ICN2) in Rome: Day 3

It’s the last the day of the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition in Rome. The Pope and the Queen of Spain were among global leaders to address the congress yesterday, urging real change to better protect the earth’s ecosystem and feed its inhabitants.

Fresenius tightlipped on joint bid for Danone medical nutrition business

Fresenius is staying tightlipped on reports it and Permira, a European private equity firm, have teamed up in an attempt to acquire Danone's medical nutrition business. 

CONFERENCE STRIVES TO 'DEFY CONVENTIONAL THINKING' ON WINE

Meet the Glitterati of the Wine World! Wine Vision 2014 in Pictures

Wine Vision 2014 brought together the glitterati of the wine world - including the likes of Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine president and CEO - Jean-Guillaume Prats - to discuss issues including the future for premium wine, retailer and supplier relations and branding innovation, with a focus on defying established concepts....

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Ulrick & Short introduces starch-based meat glaze

British starch specialist Ulrick & Short has developed a glaze for meat products and pies, which it claims can cut costs compared to other available glazes.

WINE VISION 2014: INTERVIEW WITH Jean-Guillaume Prats

‘Great Napa Valley wines will rival Bordeaux First Growths’: Moët-Hennessy Estates & Wine CEO

Jean-Guillaume Prats, Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine CEO, says he believes great wine produced in California’s Napa Valley will rival the finest Bordeaux in future 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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