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Sugar methylglyoxal may turn ‘good’ HDL cholesterol ‘bad’

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Sugar-derived methylglyoxal may damage ‘good’ cholesterol which helps protect against heart disease but protective proteins could counter this, according to research from the UK’s University of Warwick.

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Cargill to acquire ADM’s chocolate business for $440m

Cargill has agreed a deal to acquire ADM’s global chocolate business for $440m.

Unilever-Solidaridad supply chain partnership grows from sugar to gherkins

A Unilever agreement with Solidaridad is set to extend supply chain sustainability beyond the usual suspects of tea and cocoa to vegetables like gherkins.

Huge 40-year, 180,000 woman cohort shows flavanols can reduce ovarian cancer risk

Regular consumption of flavanols and flavanone bioactive compounds, found in tea, citrus fruits and fruit juices, can lower the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 21%, according to a cohort study involving nearly 180,000 women and begun in 1976.

Consumers want organic versions of their favourite food, say sector specialists

Organic seeds, spicy ingredients as well as organic versions of everyday meals are key trends, according to the company EHL Ingredients and a food marketing expert.

Meat industry in Lithuania suffers heavy losses over ASF and Russian sanctions

Meat producers in Lithuania have reported heavy losses due to the continuing spread of African swine fever (ASF) and the sanctions on meat supplies to Russia.

Will Russian embargo impact whey and lactose prices?

While the impact of the Russian embargo on whey and lactose exports is “limited”, the price of these ingredients will likely be affected, says 3A Business Consulting. 

London group FoodCycle wins government funding

Bromley-by-Bow-based FoodCycle has received £10,000 of government funding to help it increase volunteering opportunities.

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Flexible plastic packaging for chilled processed food is on the rise in Turkey from FoodProductionDaily.com

Ready meal trays are still not available in Turkey after an unsuccessful launch in the mid-1990s but flexible plastic packaging for chilled processed food is on the rise.

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Cargill, Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Corp recognised for safety from FoodQualityNews.com

Cargill, Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Corp were among winners for implementing employee safety and health programs at an industry awards ceremony.

Listeria cases rise sharply in Sweden as 94 sickened from FoodQualityNews.com

The Public Health Agency in Sweden is investigating two outbreaks of Listeria that have sickened at least 60 people.

New report seeks to analyse effectiveness of global traceability systems from GlobalMeatNews.com

The tracking of affected products, following an incident of foodborne illness or animal disease, is just one of the complications to arise as a result of increased global activity in the trading of food.

New food standards in hospitals will improve nutrition from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Nutritionists have defended hospital food standards launched by the government last week (August 29).

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Sugary drinks are less appealing with images of sugar cube content

Sugary drinks are less appealing with images of sugar cube content

Consumers have more negative views towards sugar-sweetened drinks, and show less preference for them, when they come...

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Convenience motivates 17.1% of food consumption among older consumers, according to a report from Canadean.

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes have raised the possibility that fruit and other...

Acid in drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

High-acid drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

Drinks with high acidic content can cause a permanent damage to teeth within the first 30 seconds...

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports
Data Blog: The figures behind Russia’s food ban

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports

In this data blog FoodNavigator takes a look at the trade figures behind the recent Russian trade...