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Oxfam: World’s biggest food companies must ‘walk the talk’ on sustainability

Eight of the 10 biggest multinational food companies have improved their food security and sustainability policies over the past year – but all must do more to put their commitments into practice, says Oxfam’s latest Behind the Brands report.

Tending the grassroots: The importance of early adopters in NPD

Building a grassroots following is crucial for establishing an innovative food product, says the co-founder of meal replacement firm Ambronite.

Smaller plates, smaller portions? Not always, says study

Smaller plates may not encourage overweight teenage girls to reduce portion sizes because they may be less attentive to visual cues, according to a study.

EFSA’s pledge: ‘More robust, open and transparent processes’

Greater transparency, more robust scientific assessments and wider participation are at the heart of EFSA's two-year Prometheus project.

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Unisys wins 3-year IT contract at EFSA

Unisys Corporation has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract as part of a consortium to deliver IT services and support for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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EU proposes TTIP amendments following backlash

EU proposes TTIP amendments following backlash

As MEPs prepare to discuss proposed amendments to TTIP’s investor principle in Riga next week, the European...

From soda bans to nutrient labelling: What really helps reduce obesity?

From soda bans to nutrient labelling: What really helps reduce obesity?

Trans-fat bans, and limiting the availability of sugary and fatty foods are the best ways to battle...

Kraft Foods agrees super-merger with Heinz
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Kraft Foods agrees super-merger with Heinz

Heinz and Kraft Foods will merge to create the world’s fifth largest food and drink company, after...

Heinz Kraft merger: Synergies and cost cutting

Heinz Kraft merger: Synergies and cost cutting

The super-merger of Heinz and Kraft is less about synergies and more about cutting costs, analysts have...

Food chemicals may have harmful ‘cocktail’ effect

Food chemicals may have harmful ‘cocktail’ effect

Risk assessment of food chemicals usually fails to take into account their effects when combined with other...

Start young to influence babies' taste preferences

Start young to influence babies' taste preferences

Getting children to eat vegetables is often a daily battle – but a love of healthy food...