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GM regulations hold back innovation, say UK researchers

Current European restrictions on genetically modified (GM) crops could hold back crop innovation needed to ensure food security, claims a UK government-funded research body.

Launching a baobab brand is about educating consumers and telling a story, says drink startup

Consumers need to be taught what the ‘unknown’ baobab fruit is, according to beverage newbie Matahi.

Unilever ‘confidence stronger than ever’, says analyst

Unilever management has never sounded so confident – despite sluggish sales growth, says Shore Capital analyst Darren Shirley.

High milk intake may increase risk of bone fractures in women: Study

Milk consumption - recommended for the prevention of osteoporosis - may not reduce the risk of bone fractures in women, the findings of a Swedish study suggest.

Mérieux NutriSciences grows presence with Turkish deal

Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired a Turkish food testing laboratory to expand safety and quality services in the region.

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Tempting treats: Hungry or not, kids will eat tempting sweets and snacks

Tempting treats: Hungry or not, kids will eat tempting sweets and snacks

Even though they are not hungry, children as young as three find energy-dense snacks and treats too...

Ready meal nutrition is pot luck, says new study

Ready meal nutrition is pot luck, says new study

A new study into European ready meals found that pack contents and therefore nutritional value varies widely...

Med diet to reverse metabolic syndrome, not prevent

Med diet may reverse metabolic syndrome – but not prevent it

A Mediterranean diet that includes extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may help to reverse symptoms of metabolic syndrome,...

Emotional eating: How do the elderly feel about food?

Emotional eating: How do the elderly feel about food?

The food industry is failing to tailor foods to the elderly – and recognising their various needs...

Challenges remain for salt reduction: Expert forum

Challenges remain for salt reduction: Expert forum

The UK’s salt reduction programme has been hugely successful – but it has challenges ahead, according to...

Researchers urge retailers to replace kids’ ‘eye level’ junk food

Researchers urge retailers to replace kids’ ‘eye level’ junk food

Policies aimed at encouraging families and children to eat healthier could be aided by retailers that place...

WHO calls for standardised nutrition labelling

WHO calls for standardised nutrition labelling

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a more unified approach to front-of-pack nutrition labelling.