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Food chemicals may have harmful ‘cocktail’ effect

Risk assessment of food chemicals usually fails to take into account their effects when combined with other compounds – and these ‘chemical cocktails’ may be harmful to health, says new research from Denmark.

Five-colour nutrition labelling ‘not easy to interpret’, says Foodwatch

French consumer group Foodwatch has condemned a proposed five-colour front-of-pack nutritional labelling system, calling it an industry smokescreen.

Would consumers eat animals fed on insect protein?

An EU-funded project is conducting a survey to find out if consumers feel comfortable eating animals that have been fed on insect protein.

Mediterranean diet: Not just healthier but also better for the environment?

While the health benefits of following a Mediterranean-style diet are well-known, new research has also suggested that the dietary pattern also leaves less of a carbon footprint than other options.

Heat-resistant beans are 'front-line defence' to global warming

Thirty varieties of heat resistant beans will be able to survive rising temperatures and keep feeding millions, say scientists.

Nutress inks Germanic distribution deal for algae offering

Dutch algae company Nutress has signed its first distribution deal for Germany, Austria and Switzerland with German company Harke Pharma.

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Should liquorice come with a warning label?

Should liquorice come with a warning label?

Researchers in Italy have urged liquorice manufacturers to warn consumers about the dangers of overconsumption after a...

Academic says onus of eating less should be on companies

Food companies should help people eat less, says food policy expert

The onus should not be on consumers to choose healthy foods but on companies to help reduce...

EU proposes TTIP amendments following backlash

EU proposes TTIP amendments following backlash

As MEPs prepare to discuss proposed amendments to TTIP’s investor principle in Riga next week, the European...

From soda bans to nutrient labelling: What really helps reduce obesity?

From soda bans to nutrient labelling: What really helps reduce obesity?

Trans-fat bans, and limiting the availability of sugary and fatty foods are the best ways to battle...

Kraft Foods agrees super-merger with Heinz
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Kraft Foods agrees super-merger with Heinz

Heinz and Kraft Foods will merge to create the world’s fifth largest food and drink company, after...

Heinz Kraft merger: Synergies and cost cutting

Heinz Kraft merger: Synergies and cost cutting

The super-merger of Heinz and Kraft is less about synergies and more about cutting costs, analysts have...