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MEPs reject nanoparticles in novel foods

Members of the European Parliament’s health and environment committee last night rejected a Commission proposal that would have updated novel foods rules to allow the use of nanoparticles.

Clear guidelines needed on potassium-based salt replacers, says CASH chair

The UK’s Department of Health should establish clear guidelines on potassium-based salt replacers and back down from its current recommendation for a complete ban, according to CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) chair Graham MacGregor.

'Quiet’ salt reduction is vital – but gourmet salt growth may stifle industry efforts

Salt replacer use is growing but low salt claims are not, as food companies favour a ‘quiet’ approach – but growth in gourmet table salts may threaten salt reduction efforts.

Sprouting for ‘superior’ gluten-free bread: Study

Sprouted brown rice flour can increase the protein, lipid and antioxidant activity in gluten-free breads, finds research.

Functional foods market is expected to grow 25% by 2017: Leatherhead

The global functional food market is forecast to reach $54bn (€43bn), an increase of 25% compared to the last available data from 2013, says Leatherhead Food Research.

Secret snacking: Most Brits feel guilty, finds Canadean

Many British consumers feel guilty about snacking and even more associate it with ‘breaking’ a diet plan, research finds.

News in brief

Food Standards Scotland names chair and chief executive

The chair and chief executive of Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have been named ahead of the body becoming active in April next year.

ICN2 'framework' document outlines action plan for better food and nutrition systems

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) have published a 60 point plan as part of a ‘framework for action’ to improve global food and nutrition systems.

Bulgaria strip stamp change threatens premium spirits, spiritsEUROPE warns

spiritsEUROPE revealed today that it has written to the Bulgarian Finance Minister asking him to delay a duty strip stamp change, which it warns could cost premium spirits producers.

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Healthy planet, healthy people: Balancing carbon footprint and optimal nutrition

Healthy planet, healthy people: Balancing carbon footprint and optimal nutrition

Plant-derived foods have been suggested as preferable to those of animal origin from an environmental perspective as...

Myth busting? High salt intake may not increase thirst

Myth busting? High salt intake may not increase thirst

It is commonly believed that consumption of salty foods increases thirst, and could be a reason for...

Pope Francis: Food has been reduced to a commodity

Pope Francis: Food has been reduced to a commodity

Market pre-eminence has reduced food to a commodity subject to financial speculation, Pope Francis told attendees at...

International expansion: How to tap into global demand without global scale
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International expansion: How to tap into global demand without global scale

Bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to achieving international success, argues Barney Wallace from OC&C Strategy...

‘Robust’ evidence for GM crop benefits, says meta-analysis

‘Robust’ evidence for GM crop benefits, says meta-analysis

Genetically modified crops offer ‘large and significant’ benefits in both developed and developing countries, according to a...

Mediterranean, vegetarian or pescetarian: Which is best for health and the environment?

Mediterranean, vegetarian or pescetarian: Which is best for health and the environment?

The global drive toward more meat and dairy consumption could increase diet-related disease and boost greenhouse gas...

How important is saltiness when reducing salt?

How important is saltiness when reducing salt?

Many different approaches have been taken to reducing salt, from mineral-based salt replacers to gradual reduction to...

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