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No clear benefit of low GI diet for heart health, say 'surprised' researchers

Using glycemic index (GI) as a guide to healthy food choices may not help improve cardiovascular risk factors or insulin resistance, researchers warn.

Double burden: Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children

Obesity and malnutrition are often thought of as problems at opposite ends of the nutrition spectrum, but new research has linked diet quality with obesity in mothers and stunted children.

Sugary drinks tax slammed by nutritionist

Renewed calls to attack health problems by taxing sugary drinks have been slammed by a leading nutritionist, who claims cutting portion sizes and sugar content and tackling irresponsible retail promotions would be better.

Commission urged to retain resource efficiency plans

Fifteen companies and environmental campaigners have joined forces to urge the European Commission to retain an action plan on efficient resource use.

Federation of Bakers: 2015 will be a fight back on carbs

The UK will publish an extensive report on the role of carbohydrates in the diet next year, presenting opportunities for bread makers to fight back against carb-bashing, says the Federation of Bakers (FOB).

Snacking in 2015 to be shaped by occasions: Think late-night, sports and breakfast-fillers

Midnight cereal chomping, energy-dense sports snacks and on-the-go breakfast replacements are just some of the trends set to shape the snacking market next year, according to Datamonitor Consumer.

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EU deal would allow member states to ban GM crops

EU deal would allow member states to ban GM crops

The European Parliament and member states have agreed rules to allow member states to ban or restrict...

Carrageenan supply shake up as Indonesia eyes domestic processing

'Dramatic' carrageenan supply chain shake up as Indonesia eyes domestic processing

Indonesia plans to process half of its seaweed domestically by 2020, meaning the carrageenan supply chain could...

EU labelling law adds impetus to the sustainable palm drive

EU labelling law adds impetus to the sustainable palm drive

Changes to European labelling laws meaning the specific source of vegetable oil must be declared on pack...

Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions
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Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions

New technologies are vital to the future growth of the food and nutrition industry, but their future...

Big data: ‘Exhaustive review’ pulls together evidence on food groups and diet-related disease

Big data: ‘Exhaustive review’ pulls together evidence on food groups and diet-related disease

A new and extensive review of the associations between food and drink groups and major diet-related diseases...

Dietitians ‘ambivalent’ about recommending low-calorie sweeteners

Dietitians ‘ambivalent’ about recommending low-calorie sweeteners

Not all dietitians recommend the use of low-calorie sweeteners in weight management, a study published in The European...

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