Obesity-related joint discomfort may be eased by a diet that is high in anti-inflammatory foods such as fish, nuts and beans.
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).
As obesity levels continue to rocket in Europe, food industry efforts in reformulating popular foods to reduce fat, salt and sugar levels are making inroads but are unlikely to provide a complete solution. FoodNavigator talks to experts on some of the technical challenges of reformulation.
By swapping fat particles for water or air, manufacturers have achieved up to 20% fat reductions in chocolate and cheese - but the technology can be applied to almost any water-in-fat suspensions, according to emulsion experts Micropore.
Ingredients distributor Univar has inked a deal to bring TerraVia’s AlgaVia brand of whole algae ingredients to Europe.
French supermarket Super U has pledged to remove or reduce 90 “controversial” substances from its private label range, including palm oil, aspartame, monosodium glutamate, bisphenol A and fructose-glucose syrup, citing consumer fears and the cocktail effect. But is there any scientific basis behind its decision?
FoodNavigator approached industry and campaigners for their reflections on the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)'s 2016 Impact Report. What are the challenges and opportunities in the next 12 months?
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) faced a number of well-publicised challenges last year. Consumers remain confident in the scheme, it appears, but can the same be said for the companies involved? Is this a make or break year?
The European Commission has approved Bunge's acquisition of two Cargill oilseed processing facilities in France and the Netherlands.
French food agency ANSES has updated its nutrition guidelines, cutting the recommended intake for meat and encouraging more pulses and less sugar. But how does it compare to other national dietary advice?
Scotland needs a “bold approach” to tackle obesity, according to an influential group of politicians. But food industry representatives said tough regulation could present “barriers to business” for the country’s manufacturers.
As one UK snack firm markets its kale crisps as 'acrylamide-free', we talk to a leading researcher on how to reduce the carcinogenic contaminant in different foods and ask: does acrylamide-free' really exist?
Environmental and scientific organisations, including Ceres and Oxfam, have published a best practice guidance on how to improve transparency in the palm oil supply chain.
The Netherlands has global ambitions to make food safe, healthy and sustainable - and this is how it should be done, accoridng to the country's National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in a report published yesterday.
Eating more extra virgin olive oil could cut your risk of osteoporosis related fractures, says a new study.
Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre alongside its global ingredients business, NZMP, has developed a new white butter product for manufacturers in the Middle East market.
The overall healthiness of the Nordic diet fell between 2011 and 2014, although children increased their intake of fruit and vegetables and ate less sugar, according to a recently published survey.
Russia's ban of food imports from Europe has been in place since 2014 but Donald Trump's election to the White House could mean an end is in sight. We take a look at what the embargo has meant for Russian food manufacturers, foreign firms with operations there and ordinary consumers.
The world of produce certification has shifted considerably in recent years, with a raft of new sustainability marks entering the market and “raising the benchmark of what is happening on the ground”.
The body’s ability to produce its own ‘natural cannabis’ may be responsible for fueling the chronic overconsumption of foods high in sugar and fat that contribute to the obesity epidemic.
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