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Sugar policy shake-up to squeeze cane producing countries

The Fairtrade Foundation has urged food companies and retailers to choose Fairtrade sugar, amid concerns that a sugar price slump and CAP reforms could push thousands of workers into poverty.

DuPont: ‘We will launch 4000 products by 2020’

DuPont’s health & wellness division will launch 4000 products in the next six years, its chief said as the company celebrated 50 years at its Brabrand base in Aarhus, Denmark yesterday.

UK organic sales growth recovery continues

Sales of organic products grew 3.6% in the UK last month – finally recovering in the past year after a five-year recessionary slump.

European sweetener success is skewed to the West

Europe accounts for around 23% of the global market for intense sweeteners, but this is largely biased towards western countries, according to Leatherhead.

Bran more effective than whole grain in alleviating obesity symptoms: Study

Supplementation with finger millet bran may help alleviate symptoms of obesity like oxidative stress, inflammation and gut microbial imbalances, according to mice research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Calorie labelling on booze ‘could boost alcohol consumption’

Introducing calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks could boost alcohol consumption, according to a leading nutritionist. 

Food industry must consider intentional contamination – NSF

The food industry needs to adapt to take into consideration intentional contamination in the supply chain, according to NSF.

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Med diet to reverse metabolic syndrome, not prevent

Med diet may reverse metabolic syndrome – but not prevent it

A Mediterranean diet that includes extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may help to reverse symptoms of metabolic syndrome,...

Emotional eating: How do the elderly feel about food?

Emotional eating: How do the elderly feel about food?

The food industry is failing to tailor foods to the elderly – and recognising their various needs...

Challenges remain for salt reduction: Expert forum

Challenges remain for salt reduction: Expert forum

The UK’s salt reduction programme has been hugely successful – but it has challenges ahead, according to...

Researchers urge retailers to replace kids’ ‘eye level’ junk food

Researchers urge retailers to replace kids’ ‘eye level’ junk food

Policies aimed at encouraging families and children to eat healthier could be aided by retailers that place...

WHO calls for standardised nutrition labelling

WHO calls for standardised nutrition labelling

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a more unified approach to front-of-pack nutrition labelling.

Could salt-tolerant crops be solution to sustainable food production?

Could salt-tolerant crops be solution to sustainable food production?

Around 2,000 hectares of agricultural land is lost each day due to the salinity in soil. Could...

GM regulations hold back innovation, say UK researchers

GM regulations hold back innovation, say UK researchers

Current European restrictions on genetically modified (GM) crops could hold back crop innovation needed to ensure food...