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French colour-coded nutrition labels hailed as ‘antidote to food marketing’

Consumer watchdog Que Choisir has urged the French government to adopt colour-coded front-of-pack nutrition labelling as “an antidote to food marketing” following a study backing its efficacy.

Skipping breakfast may lead to diabetes and heart disease

Skipping breakfast may typically be associated with obesity but a recent study on young women suggested it could also lead to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Don’t forget herbs and spice: Natural flavour growth goes beyond high intensity flavours

The trend for natural foods has seen alternatives to synthetic flavours take centre stage, but growth in this sector has been matched by increasing use of herbs, spices and seasonings, say experts.

Red meat warning for people with kidney disease

A diet high in red meat could increase the risks of further health problems for people with kidney disease, say researchers.

British union asks food industry to back farming

The British food industry, politicians and consumers were encouraged to support farming by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) after a “worrying” study found that nearly half of the nation’s food may be imported in the next 25 years.

Polish consolidation

200 layoffs: Mondelēz to streamline Irish choc plants and shut gumbase factory

Mondelēz International plans to close its Tallaght chewing gum ingredient factory and will restructure chocolate production in Ireland, resulting in around 200 job cuts.

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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...

New technologies to shape the future of food supply

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...

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