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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 believe a product is more effective, according to new research.

What constitutes responsible investment in the food sector?

Global governments and the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) have agreed a set of principles to guide agricultural and food system investments.

EU project seeks to improve GM food safety testing

An EU-funded project that aims to improve safety testing for genetically modified (GM) foods has published its first results.

Cocktail Candy: We're not marketing to kids

Belgian firm Candy Pack says it understands why some people might be "touchy" about the idea of alcohol-themed confectionery, but insists it isn't targeting children for its Cocktail Candy range.

Premier Foods delivers ‘awful’ stock performance

Premier Foods has delivered “a truly awful 2014 stock performance”, despite making solid restructuring progress, said City analyst Shore Capital, ahead of the firm’s third-quarter trading results, due for release later this week.

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Novel food proposal won't mean EU flooded with unsafe foods
Novel food proposals

Does 'history of safe consumption' mean foods are safe?

Proposals to create a separate process for novel food approval from countries outside of the EU will...

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.