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Obesity caused by parents, not social or economic factors: Study

Up to 40% of obesity in children is inherited from parents - irrespective of wealth and social status, new research has found.

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Consumer waste and livestock biggest inefficiencies in food production: Study

People waste a fifth of finished food products either through discarding or over-consumption, according to a new study, with livestock production also responsible for massive inefficiency.

Media’s role in cocoa sustainability

Stop the white noise: How can chocolate makers be tempted to bite into cocoa's poverty and child labor crisis?

Reporting effective approaches to tackle deep-rooted poverty and child labor in the cocoa sector should take precedence over shock headlines, writes ConfectioneryNews’ editor.

‘Risk averse’ EU industry shunning fermented food trend

Growing public interest in fermented foods in Spain and France is not being seized upon by European food companies and retailers because they are too “risk averse and conservative”, according to the author of a new report into the trend.

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Stevia’s stability affected by light

The stability of stevia’s sweet-tasting molecule rebaudioside A is adversely affected by light exposure, say researchers, but light-protective packaging could be the answer.

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