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Horsemeat close to becoming staple Spanish food, study claims

Horsemeat close to becoming part of the national Spanish diet, says author of report showing link between environment where horses bred and omega-3 levels.

Saturated fats don't increase heart risk? Fat chance, say critics

Saturated fat does not clog up arteries nor increase the chance of a heart attack, according to a team of doctors whose views have triggered a wave of criticism.

RSPO issues first ever RSPO Next palm oil certification

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has issued its first RSPO Next certification, a stricter voluntary add-on, to Colombian-based agribusiness Daabon Group.

DuPont health & nutrition president on mega mergers, start-up successes and new product launch plans

Despite its recent mega mergers and billion-dollar business deals, DuPont is still very much focussed on collaborating with start-ups. “Not everything has to be invented in our labs,” its nutrition and health president Matthias Heinzel tells FoodNavigator.

Time for an oil change? Next-gen fats and oils offer health-boosting options

Oils and fats that provide the taste and food qualities while providing a rich source of the ‘good’ fats is an ongoing issue that has resulted in a range of oils that have laid claim to being the ‘next big thing.’

Orkla cuts palm oil from 98% of its Nordic sweets and snack brands

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden has removed palm oil from 98% of its products, meaning 1,500 fewer tons of saturated fat in consumers' food. But what were the technical challenges and how was it received by fellow members of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)?

Algae and insects: Are they still the next big ingredients in cooking oils?

The majority of UK adults (85%) use edible oils, according to Mintel, but what are these consumers preferring to buy? FoodNavigator looked into the world of speciality, artisanal and innovative oil choices.

The big, fat quiz: How much do you know about Europe's oil industry?

Where was palm oil first used? What seed is the best botanical source of omega-3? And what makes olive oil taste fruity? Take our quiz and put your knowledge to the test.

Wilmar announces partnership to end labour violations in palm oil supply chain

The world’s number one palm oil supplier Wilmar International has announced a new initiative to combat "systemic labour issues" occurring in its supply chain.

EU scientists warn against methods that overstimate carcinogen levels in food

EU scientists have warned against pitfalls in the method used to analyse carcinogenic contaminants 2-MCPD, 3-MCPD and glycidyl esters in food, recommending an additional ‘clean-up step’ to avoid skewing results.

Pregnancy fat and sugar diet ‘programs’ mother and child health complications: Mouse Study

Eating foods high in fat and sugar during pregnancy can severely disrupt metabolic processes in both women and their offspring, new research on mice has revealed.

Unilever to sell off spreads business

The Anglo-Dutch food giant has announced its intention to sell off its spreads business as part of a range of new moves following a failed acquisition attempt by KraftHeinz.

WHO set new standards for monitoring junk food ads aimed at children

The World Health Organisation has released guidelines for a new Europe-wide investigation into junk food ads aimed at children.

Blood fat levels an indicator of kids’ diet quality and disease risk: Study

Family-based lifestyle interventions, such as a diet high in unsaturated fat, can have a dramatic impact on children's blood fatty acid make-up, Finnish researchers have determined. 

Food insecurity puts preschool kids at social and learning disadvantage: Study

Children who experience food insecurity in early childhood are already at a disadvantage when starting school as research has found they are less able to learn and interact with their peers.

Growth in deforestation commitments hides transparency issues

The number of manufacturers using one of the four key commodities linked to deforestation has increased from 67% to 71%, but a worrying number of targets have been missed or forgotten, according to a new report.

Invented brand name Toscoro too similar to protected Toscano, EU rules

A French firm has lost the right to sell its range of condiments under the brand name Toscoro after the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) ruled it resembled too closely the protected geographical indication (PGI) Toscano.

CGF celebrates healthy reformulation of 180,000 products in 2016

Manufacturers made over 180,000 consumer goods products healthier in 2016 by reducing salt and sugar or adding whole grain and vitamins, according to a report by the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF).

Obesity-related pain eased by foods found in the Mediterranean diet: Study

Obesity-related joint discomfort may be eased by a diet that is high in anti-inflammatory foods such as fish, nuts and beans.

UK minister critical of 'inexplicable' assessment of obesity strategy

The UK’s health department and agency have hit back at a “quintessentially British” critique of the country’s childhood obesity strategy published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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