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Sugar intakes 'decreasing' or 'stable' globally, report finds

Dietary sugars intakes are decreasing or stable in most countries, according to a data review of ten European countries, Australia, New Zealand and the US.

Report outlines potential winners and losers of TTIP agreement

The planned EU-US free trade agreement holds unexpected opportunities for developing countries, but could negatively impact Southeast Asia, says a new study.

Food Vision 2015 programme unveiled

The Food Vision 2015 programme centres on the theme of responsible innovation, and includes parallel sessions on food and nutrition for the first time.

Not so sweet: ‘Surprising’ sugar spike in UK breakfast cereals, mostly in own label

Sugar content has risen in a fifth of UK ready-to-eat breakfast cereals since 2012 with the largest spikes coming from retail own brands, finds Action on Sugar research.

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European Commission clears New Britain Palm Oil acquisition

The European Commission has cleared Malaysian firm Sime Darby’s offer for a controlling stake in New Britain Palm Oil.

MULTINATIONAL INSISTS IT VALUES 'OPEN AND FAIR' SUPPLIER RELATIONS

‘Broken big business ethics’: Diageo attacked for extending supplier payment terms

A UK-based small business lobby today attacked drinks giant Diageo for extending payment terms to new suppliers from 60-90 days under what the former claims is the cover of a supply chain finance scheme.

Pollinator declines may put millions at risk of malnutrition

More than half the people in developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals like bees continue to decline, research has found.

STUDY TRACKED 5,500 US GIRLS FROM 1996-2001

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to earlier period onset in teen girls and thus higher breast cancer risk

Harvard researchers say that teenage girls who regularly quaff drinks with added sugars tend to start their menstrual periods earlier in life than those who don’t, which increases their later breast cancer risk.

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GM food labelling in Europe will not be affected by TTIP agreement

TTIP will not impact GM labelling in Europe, says Agriculture Commissioner

Products containing genetically modified ingredients will still be required to be labelled as such in the future,...

WHO urges national dietary targets to cut preventable deaths

WHO urges national dietary targets to cut preventable deaths

The World Health Organisation has outlined potential strategies to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including...

Cancer risk study suggests meat and sugar are bad, while plants are good

Cancer risk study suggests meat and sugar are bad, while plants are good

Research investigating the effect of different dietary patterns on colorectal cancer risk has found that meat-based diets...

MEP vote backs meat origin labelling

MEP vote backs meat origin labelling

Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted 48 to...

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed...

Umami taste sensitivity linked to physical health in the elderly

Umami taste sensitivity linked to physical health in the elderly

There is a close relationship between a person’s perception of umami flavours and their appetite and physical...

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