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Genetic appeal: Brain responses to food cues may vary based on DNA

People with a common genetic mutation linked to obesity respond differently to pictures of appetising foods than overweight or obese people who do not have the genetic mutation, according to new research.

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Mediterranean diet is associated with lower weight in children but has become less common, says study

A diet that is very similar to the traditional Mediterranean diet is associated with lower body weight and fat percentage in children; however such diets are not common among children in Mediterranean countries, say researchers.

Glasgow 2014 is AG Barr’s biggest sponsorship deal in history

AG Barr is undertaking the biggest sponsorship in the company’s history in support for the Commonwealth Games on home soil.    

Drug link would increase fruit and veg consumption

Millions of pounds could be made if the benefits of fruit and vegetables were marketed more like pharmaceutical drugs, one of the country’s leading dieticians has claimed in response to a new study.

Plain packaging pay out to Mars would ‘certainly not be trivial’, says Institute of Economic Affairs

Mars in 2012 wrote to the UK’s Department of Health to express concern over the potential impact on branding and intellectual property rights should tobacco plain packaging policy be extended to food – something the Institute of Economic Affairs said could cost the government big bucks should a mega-confectionery brand take...

Chobani request to appeal UK Greek yogurt injunction rejected

Chobani's long-running legal battle with rival Fage over its use of the term 'Greek yogurt' in the UK is seemingly at an end, after it was refused permission to launch a second appeal against a 2013 High Court injunction.

Meat industry to benefit from research project

A new research project could help protect the meat industry against the threat of climate change and food security, according to the University of Edinburgh.

German choc firm shifts packaging to Poland in search of cheaper labor

Hachez, owned by the Danish Toms Group, will move part of its packaging production from Germany to Poland in an attempt to claw back some of its recent losses.

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How much fast food do children eat? from FoodNavigator-USA.com

A custom algorithm developed by University of Washington researchers that breaks down fast food restaurants (FFRs) by segment and meal type finds that children get most of their fast food calories from burger restaurants, though just 14% of children’s total calories come from the fast food category.

Food industry fails to share 800M surplus meals from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Poverty-stricken consumers are being denied 400,000t of surplus food and the food industry could help solve this problem, according to food redistribution charity FareShare.

New Zealand

Manuka honey guidelines published to combat false label claims from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries has released manuka honey labelling interim guidelines to clarify what claims can be made and what constitutes the widely counterfeited and vaguely regulated variety of honey.

Sime Darby could take over New Britain Palm Oil from FoodManufacture.co.uk

A major stake in New Britain Palm Oil, which supplies UK manufacturers, is being targeted by Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby, part of the consortium that acquired Battersea Power Station.

House bill would mandate soda tax; voluntary efforts not cutting it, rep says from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today introduced a bill that would require a mandatory tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in a contentious move aimed at curbing the “dual” crises of obesity and diabetes. 

Coffee may hydrate athletes just like water: Researcher from NutraIngredients.com

Caffeine does not have a diuretic effect on regular coffee drinkers and is safe to use, says sports nutrition researcher and consultant in elite sport.

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Insects: 40% of UK consumers are willing to try them, says Canadean

40% of Brits ready to try insects: Canadean report

Canadean asked 2000 UK consumers whether they would be willing to eat on bugs. 803 of them...

Strong Scottish food drink brands referendum confidence: Food minister

Strong Scottish food & drink brands will install referendum confidence, says Scot food minister

Retail sales of Scottish food and drink brands in the UK rose by £513m from 2007 –...

Fat replacement: Researchers modify protein to mimic and replace fat in a wider range of food

Fat replacement: Researchers modify protein to mimic and replace fat in a wider range of food

Researchers claim they have developed proteins that could help bring a wider variety of low-fat foods to...

Insecticides are a bigger threat to the natural food chain than thought, warns study

Insecticides are a bigger threat to the natural food chain than thought, warns study

Legislation needs to take into account the harmful effects some insecticides have on insect-eating birds as the...

New sustainable palm oil manifesto accused of greenwashing

New sustainable palm oil manifesto accused of greenwashing

A new sustainable palm oil scheme has met with criticism from environmentalists claiming that it actually allows...

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