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Waitrose executive chef: ‘How do we get to a place where we are cooking and not manufacturing?’

No one wants their food to be ‘manufactured’ – and unsurprisingly that’s a challenge for those in the food manufacturing business, says Waitrose executive development chef Jonathan Moore.

Method to ‘unboil eggs’ could slash food production costs

A team of chemists that have figured out a way to 'unboil' egg whites say that their development could dramatically reduce food production costs.

Is it possible to change the belief that unhealthy food is tastier?

Efforts to shift food choices toward healthier options often fail because there is a perceived conflict between health and taste, according to a new study.

20-year coeliac diagnosis timeline reveals social inequalities

The number of children aged over two years diagnosed with coeliac disease in the UK has nearly tripled in the last two decades, but those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are still half as likely to be diagnosed, according to research.

Oatmeal for breakfast may increase satiety and mean a lower calorie lunch

Consumption of oatmeal, rather than ready-to-eat-cereal, at breakfast may result in greater feelings of fullness and lower calorie intake at lunch, especially in overweight people, says research backed by PepsiCo owned Quaker Oats.

News in brief

Cumin prices on the up, but supplier suggests spike is temporary

Cumin prices have hit the highest level since late 2013 over fears that this year’s harvest may be smaller than previous years, but UK-based supplier EHL Ingredients suggests that pre-harvest price spikes are temporary.

Spotlight

GM food labelling in Europe will not be affected by TTIP agreement

TTIP will not impact GM labelling in Europe, says Agriculture Commissioner

Products containing genetically modified ingredients will still be required to be labelled as such in the future,...

WHO urges national dietary targets to cut preventable deaths

WHO urges national dietary targets to cut preventable deaths

The World Health Organisation has outlined potential strategies to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including...

Cancer risk study suggests meat and sugar are bad, while plants are good

Cancer risk study suggests meat and sugar are bad, while plants are good

Research investigating the effect of different dietary patterns on colorectal cancer risk has found that meat-based diets...

MEP vote backs meat origin labelling

MEP vote backs meat origin labelling

Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted 48 to...

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed...

Umami taste sensitivity linked to physical health in the elderly

Umami taste sensitivity linked to physical health in the elderly

There is a close relationship between a person’s perception of umami flavours and their appetite and physical...

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