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EU organic rules may mean certified food is not truly organic, warns ANH

“When people buy something labelled ‘organic’, especially when accompanied by the EU’s official organic logo, they expect that product to be genuinely organic: i.e. with minimal – and ideally zero – chemical additives and with no non-organic inputs during the production process,” said Adam Smith, science and communications officer at ANH

The Alliance for Natural Health suggests that non-organic inputs may still be used in EU organic production until 31st December 2017 and call the public to action in support of true organic agriculture. 

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Protein microparticles could aid fat replacement and calorie reduction

The use of whey protein microparticles and dietary fibre could help manufacturers replace fat in reduced calorie emulsion-based foods, say researchers.

EU farmers given €125m aid to help battle impact of Russian sanctions

EU farmers will receive financial aid of up to €125 million to help them cope with the impact of Russia's ban on most Western food imports, said the European Commission.

Obesity caused mainly by inactivity, not sugar

The rise in obesity in the UK has been primarily caused by a decline in physical activity, not by increased calorie and sugar consumption, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs.

All-natural snacking trend is starting to falter, says Datamonitor

The all-natural snack phenomenon has peaked in developed markets, faltering under a raft of lawsuits, says a Datamonitor Consumer analyst.

EU ban on Israeli settlement dairy 'destructive' to Palestinian relations

A European Union (EU) ban on dairy products from Israeli settlements it deems illegal could have a "destructive" impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has claimed.

INDUSTRY VOICES: Stefano Zanette, president, Prosecco DOC Consortium

'As with Champagne, product protection is vital': Prosecco DOC Consortium

Italy’s Prosecco DOC Consortium reported world sales of 155m DOC bottles in 2013 and 13% growth. Here chairman Stefano Zanette tells us how the drink can retain sparkling superiority in markets like the US.

Global Industry News

North America shores up Lindt performance in H1 from ConfectioneryNews.com

Lindt & Sprüngli has reported sales and net profit gains in the first half of 2014 driven by performance in North America.

Chia kill step crucial, says Glanbia: Raw seed benefits don’t mean anything if it's not safe from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Given the recent concerns surrounding safe supply of chia seed coupled with rising consumer demand for minimally processed ingredients, Anne Brown, general manager of Glanbia Nutritionals’ Next Generation Grains processor, says manufacturers can’t underestimate the importance of the kill step when processing increasingly popular raw ingredients like ancient grains and...

Australia-China

Sweet sorghum research project could ‘revitalise the sugar industry’ from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

A joint project between researchers in Queensland and China to derive sugars from sorghum could result in extraordinary social, economic and environmental benefits for future generations.

New weaning product promises immunity and intestinal health benefits from FeedNavigator.com

Brazilian firm Biorigin has launched a new prebiotic and protein additive claimed to bring nutrition, intestinal health and immunity benefits to weaning piglets and calves.

Consumer complaint prompted Mars drinks recall from FoodQualityNews.com

A consumer complaint prompted Mars Chocolate Drinks to recall a variety of its products because of fears they are contaminated with Bacillus.

Treat energy as seriously as health and safety from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Food and drink manufacturers should treat energy management as seriously as health and safety, according to the boss of energy efficiency specialist JRP Solutions.

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Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports
Data Blog: The figures behind Russia’s food ban

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports

In this data blog FoodNavigator takes a look at the trade figures behind the recent Russian trade...

‘Sin taxes’ regressive and impose middle class values

‘Sin taxes’ are regressive and impose middle class values on the working class: Economist

‘Sin taxes’ as a strategy to curb consumption of foods high in salt, fats and sugar are...

Majority of adults need to double fruit and vegetable intake

Majority of adults need to double fruit and vegetable intake

A serious shortfall in the consumption of fruit and vegetables worldwide means that most adults need to...

Russia bans Western foods from EU and the USA in sanctions row
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Russia steps up food fight: Official ban on food imports signed by Russian PM

The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced a complete ban on the import of beef, pork,...

Big brands must step up to salt challenge, says CASH

Big brands must step up to salt challenge, says CASH

Large brands must step up their commitment to reducing salt, and match the progress being made by...