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UK's organic standards up for public consultation

The Soil Association is updating its organic standards to make them more practical and transparent and is calling on the public to give its opinion in an open consultation.

Could biomimicry hold the key to engineering healthy oils in to solid fats?

The use of biomimicry to form nature-inspired oleogels could help manufacturers to better structure unsaturated fats to replace trans fats, say researchers.

Small businesses and social scientists must collaborate for a sustainable food chain

Food labelling and ethical certification aren’t as effective as we think - for a sustainable food chain, small and medium businesses need to team up with social scientists to create ‘attentive consumption’ and transform the supply chain, say participants at a sustainability workshop.

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Three more EU countries to opt out of GMO

Malta, Slovenia and Luxemburg filed last minute applications to opt out of GMO cultivation in Europe, bringing the total number to 19 member states.

Top snacking trends: Texture, flavour and on the go

Texture and flavour were among the top six snacking trends that promised opportunities to manufacturers, according to Innova Marketing Insight.

Mondelēz to ramp up Oreo distribution in Russia

Russian biscuit market leader Mondelēz International has begun producing Oreo in Russia and plans to enhance distribution and marketing support to leverage the brand.

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