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Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice

Academics have welcomed the WHO’s recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10% of calories – but the food industry has said it is misleading and based on weak evidence.

Should liquorice come with a warning label?

Researchers in Italy have urged liquorice manufacturers to warn consumers about the dangers of overconsumption after a child suffered seizures after over-indulging.

Scientists create natural grapefruit flavour from oranges

The grapefruit flavour and fragrance compound nootkatone is one of the most expensive and challenging ingredients to source in the world – so a new way to create a naturally derived version from oranges could revolutionise supply.

EFSA GM guidance may require more data from biotech firms

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) may ask firms for more data on GM crop safety in applications for reauthorisation required after ten years, which experts say could lead to confusion and unnecessary paperwork for both company and assessor.

Two-thirds of British parents back extended junk food ad ban

The Royal College of Paediatrics has found two-thirds of Britons support banning advertising of food high in fat, sugar and salt on TV before 9pm.

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‘People think we’re insane!’ UK coconut mylk brand Rebel Kitchen braves US 'beast'

Sometimes entrepreneurs have to take a ‘leap of faith’, says Rebel Kitchen founder Tamara Arbib, as she takes her coconut ‘mylks’ to the US just over a year after an initial UK launch.

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WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids

WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled its nutrient profiling tool to restrict the marketing of unhealthy...

Taste taboos: From sushi to cheese to insects

Breaking the taste taboo

Taste preferences are firmly rooted in a society’s culture - but they can be changed if manufacturers...

New technologies to shape the future of food supply

Eco-friendly innovation will shape the future of the food industry

New technologies and innovative ingredients are likely to structurally change the food supply chain in the near...

French colour-coded nutrition labels hailed as ‘antidote to food marketing’

French colour-coded nutrition labels hailed as ‘antidote to food marketing’

Consumer watchdog Que Choisir has urged the French government to adopt colour-coded front-of-pack nutrition labelling as “an...

Will WHO nutrient profiles spur reformulation?

Will WHO nutrient profiles spur reformulation?

Public health advocates have welcomed the WHO’s recently unveiled nutrient profiling model, while the food industry has...

Dutch supermarkets delist major brands after pricing row

Dutch supermarkets delist major brands after pricing row

Dutch supermarkets Jumbo and C1000 have boycotted Bertolli olive oil and products from Ferrero and Douwe Egberts...

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