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New sweet enhancer could reduce sucralose levels

Flavor technology firm Senomyx is developing a sweetness enhancer that aims to reduce the levels of sucralose in food and beverage applications, providing significant cost benefits to manufacturers.

Nutrinova investigates low-sugar yoghurt tastes

Research conducted for Nutrinova on the impact of sweeteners on the taste of no-sugar yoghurts could help manufacturers develop better-for-you products that meet consumers' sweet taste needs, says the company.

Palsgaard expands US presence with first local facilities

Danish ingredients firm Palsgaard has opened a new US office, allowing the firm to directly supply its US customers from within the country.

Canada unveils new organic logo

The Canadian government has launched a new organic logo designed to tell consumers that they are purchasing products that are federally certified as organic.

Syngenta sales rise as focus shifts from soy to corn

Syngenta has posted strong half-year results, with growth in the firm's corn business offsetting a decline in soybean sales.

IFT to examine latest food ingredients and technologies

Food professionals from around the world will make their way to Chicago this weekend as the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2007 annual meeting and expo opens its doors to reveal the latest new ingredients, technologies and scientific developments affecting the industry.

Obesity concerns drive artificial sweetener market

Social and health concerns relating to obesity is driving market growth for the global artificial sweetener market, according to a new report.

Corn Products posts strong Q2 results

Starch and sweetener firm Corn Products International has reported a surge in second quarter profit and sales, boosted by higher selling prices and improved product mix.

Artificial sweetener market driven by obesity concerns

Social and health concerns relating to obesity is driving market growth for the global artificial sweetener market. according to a new report.

DuPont Q2 sales increase but profit slips

Agricultural and chemical company DuPont has posted a dip in second quarter profit due to lower US volumes and increased energy costs.

Health awareness drives global organic market

The organic food and beverage market has been predicted to surpass $86bn (€62bn) by 2009, with consumers increasingly turning 'organic' in search of health and safety in their food products.

Soft drinks - heart disease study sparks reaction

Drinking more than one soft drink a day is associated with a 50 per cent increased risk in metabolic syndrome, says a new study from the US.

Increased health awareness drives organic food and beverage market

The organic food and beverage market has been predicted to surpass $86bn (€62bn) by 2009, with consumers increasingly turning 'organic' in search of health and safety in their food products.

Cargill expands grain business in Eastern Europe

Cargill is to move towards full ownership of a leading grain and oilseeds firm in Hungary, as the US agricultural giant continues its strategy of expanding its presence in Central and Eastern Europe.

Beverage firms innovate as soda sales continue to dip

Sales of carbonated soft drinks in the US are forecast to decline for the fourth consecutive year, according to a new market report, which examines the steps taken by some of the category leaders in response to the tough market conditions.

EU Parliament votes for tougher additives regulation

The European Parliament this week voted through four regulations relating to food ingredients - on authorisation procedure, additives, enzymes and flavourings - with notable amendments aimed at providing a heightened level of consumer protection across the bloc.

Corn syrup, cane sugar affect appetite equally - study

Beverages sweetened with cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup may affect hunger, satiety, or short-term energy intakes, suggests a new study from the US.

CHS expands European grains presence

US grains company CHS has taken a step towards expanding its presence in Europe, announcing this week the opening of a new grain marketing office in Geneva.

Marketing to kids in spotlight, obesity report postponed

A task force designed to examine the link between food advertising and childhood obesity has delayed the release of its formal report to take into account the new marketing measures expected to be imminently announced by major food firms.

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The aspartame science kerfuffle

The publication of a new animal study on aspartame last month has - as expected -sparked yet another bout of head butting from the two opposing sides of the debate. But it also highlights a bigger issue: one of transparency.

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