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Start young to influence babies' taste preferences

Getting children to eat vegetables is often a daily battle – but a love of healthy food can be fostered by introducing new flavours as early as possible.

How realistic are food companies’ forest-risk commodity pledges?

Food companies account for well over half of forest-risk commodity commitments, according to a new report from NGO Forest Trends – but can they keep their promises?

Fatty foods could increase risk of mental illness, says mouse study

A high-fat diet could increase risk of mental illness even in the absence of obesity by driving changes in gut bacteria, say researchers.While previous studies...

Heineken and Carlsberg back brewers’ pledge for nutritional labeling on beer

Heineken, Carlsberg, SAB Miller, and AB InBev are backing a pledge from The Brewers of Europe, which commits to listing ingredients and nutritional information on beer. 

Sleep easy and avoid logistical nightmares: Breaking into export markets for smaller confectioners

Small-to-medium sized confectioners making their first moves into export markets must be clued up on local regulations, consider temperate changes and pick distributors carefully to avoid mishaps, says UK firm Lauden Chocolate.

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Academic says onus of eating less should be on companies

Food companies should help people eat less, says food policy expert

The onus should not be on consumers to choose healthy foods but on companies to help reduce...

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...