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Top public nutrition adviser faces criticism after receiving money from chocolate industry

A spate of recent reports have accused a top member of Scotland’s food standards agency of bias after revealing her financial ties to a major chocolate firm - is the junk food industry meddling with objective scientific research?

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Data protection and quality management essential for food industry security

The volume of data in the food industry is on the rise, from e-commerce to supply-chain information - and with the EU's data protection regulation set to come into force next year, suppliers and manufacturers need to start devising a strategy, writes data-security expert Rainer Seidlitz....

GALLERY: Mintel on super soups and how to shake up a saturated and mature market

With unusual ingredients (think sea buckthorn, cacao nibs and 'ugly' vegetables), convenient packaging and a focus on minimal processing, manufacturers can shake up the saturated and mature prepared soup market, says Mintel.

Rogue one: Liver immune cells turn to dark side in the face of obesity

Being overweight and following a high-fat diet appears to reprogram virus-fighting immune cells into disease-promotors in a discovery that sheds light as to why the liver produces an excess of glucose in diabetics.

Plant protein may prove a more effective diabetic defence: Study

Consuming protein from plants rather than meat greatly reduces chances of type 2 diabetes, new research shows.

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How to reduce sugar scientifically and creatively in confectionery

Soluble dietary fibers, dextrins and added vanilla can help manufacturers cut sugar beyond reducing portion size, writes Leatherhead Food Research’s head of microscopy.

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