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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 tempting to refuse, according to new research.

Truffles: Can and should they become a mainstream ingredient for everyday products?

Truffles can be brought to a wider population without sacrificing their exclusive appeal, though price remains a factor, according to one supplier of truffles for crisps. 

Nutrition and health drive success for Chr Hansen

Strong growth in nutrition and health has helped Chr Hansen to strong full-year results that match the expectations for the year, says the firm.

Australia

Forget five: Eight fruit, veggie portions a day makes people happier

Fruit and vegetables have been identified as a vital key to mental well-being by researchers in Queensland, challenging nutritional recommendations around the world.

Impulse buys of unhealthy foods in checkout aisles helps to drive obesity, report contends

Despite any progress that might have been made in the health of offerings in US food retail outlets, the food displayed in the checkout queue is as unhealthy as ever, according to a report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The quick availability of such food options...

Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

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Government policies should pass an ‘obesity test’

Government policies should pass an ‘obesity test’

All new UK government policies should be considered in the context of rising obesity rates in an...

Food prices stable – but meat prices at record high

Food prices stable – but meat prices at record high

Meat prices are at an historic high – despite international food markets being more stable than they...

Is the tide turning on hunger this World Food Day?
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Is the tide turning on hunger this World Food Day?

The number of hungry people in the world fell by more than 100 million over the last...

Nestlé misses nine-month sales growth target

Nestlé CEO on missed target: ‘Usain Bolt doesn’t always run 100 metres in the same time either’

Nestlé’s share price fell 2.9% in early trading this morning as nine-month sales growth missed objectives.

Isoglucose market still faces hurdles in Europe

Isoglucose market still faces hurdles in Europe

European appetite for isoglucose is still uncertain – despite the impending end to quotas.

Blinded by science? ‘Trivial’ information increases consumer trust

Blinded by science? ‘Trivial’ information increases consumer trust

Trivial scientific information presented on packaging in the form of graphs or formulas can lead consumers to...