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Food emulsifiers linked to gut bacteria changes and obesity

Emulsifiers used in foods may be altering our gut microbiota composition and driving metabolic changes that lead to inflammatory conditions and obesity, say researchers writing in Nature.

Eco-friendly innovation will shape the future of the food industry

New technologies and innovative ingredients are likely to structurally change the food supply chain in the near future, says a report by Rabobank.

FIAP enzymes list could affect food innovation, says Novozymes

Upcoming EU regulation of food enzymes could affect food companies’ approach to research and development, according to enzyme specialist Novozymes.

UK sugar industry sales drop by 14%

Sugar sales dropped to £298m (€338m) in 2014 and coincided with findings that nearly half of British consumers had shied away from sugar that year.

20 teaspoons of sugar in an energy drink: Campaign group calls for ban of sales to U16s

Thought soft drinks were sugary? Look at energy drinks! says Action on Sugar

Energy drinks contain up to 20 teaspoons of sugar per 500ml serving – more than three times the maximum adult daily intake of free sugars a day, according to research released by Action on Sugar. 

ASA rejects LighterLife Fast complaint: It's hard to get 100% of RDAs with 600 kcal of ‘ordinary' food

It would be extremely difficult for consumers to devise a 600 calorie diet with all the vitamin and mineral RDAs themselves, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said in its rejection of a complaint against LighterLife Fast.

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Could flavour help increase satiety?

Could flavour help increase satiety?

Round-the-clock availability of tasty foods has caused obesity rates to balloon – or has it? Per Møller...

Progress in tackling global obesity is 'unacceptably slow', warn experts

Progress in tackling global obesity is 'unacceptably slow', warn experts

The food industry's role in developing public health policy must be limited to tackle the global obesity...

Tapping into the flavour pairing trend

Tapping into the flavour pairing trend

The concept of flavour pairing matches up weird and wonderful combinations – pork liver and jasmine for...

Don’t believe the hype: Target wider food trends for flavour success

Don’t believe the hype: Target wider food trends for flavour success

Harmonising flavours with general food trends may be a better approach to flavour innovation than trying to...

WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids

WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled its nutrient profiling tool to restrict the marketing of unhealthy...

Taste taboos: From sushi to cheese to insects

Breaking the taste taboo

Taste preferences are firmly rooted in a society’s culture - but they can be changed if manufacturers...

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