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Animal welfare now serious business rather than a niche option, says global report

Animal welfare has shot up the priority list for food companies but reporting remains “relatively underdeveloped”, according to a new global analysis that also shows how consumer and political pressure has pushed...

NGOs publish best practice guide on transparency in palm oil supply chain

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.

Spanish flavours group Scentium continues expansion into Africa

Scentium, a major flavours company based in Murcia, Spain has announced the opening of a new base in Ghana.

Evidence hints at asthma-obesity link as frequency increases in children: Study

Asthmatic children may be more vulnerable to obesity in later life as new work identifies the chronic lung condition as a risk factor for extreme weight gain and its associated...

Dutch 'social ambitions & entrepreneurial spirit' will make its food healthy and sustainable: RIVM

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...

Italian dairy country of origin labeling comes into force

Italy has introduced mandatory country of origin labeling for dairy products.

East meets West is best: Middle Eastern flavours gain popularity

Middle Eastern flavours are gaining popularity in unexpected European food categories, such as ice cream and cheesecake, as they tap into the demand for both floral flavours and modern twists...

Insect innovation: Getting the right flavour and texture for your product

As Switzerland prepares to legalise three insect species for food, we talk to one Finnish researcher on the best ways to process mealworms and crickets to get the optimal flavour and texture profile....

Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says

Eating more extra virgin olive oil could cut your risk of osteoporosis related fractures, says a new study.

Trade MEPs give green light to Canada-EU trade deal CETA

The EU Trade Committee (INTA) has approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) this morning, marking a major step toward the deal between EU and Canada becoming reality.

Error in protective response post-meal may lead to diabetes, says Swiss team

Malfunction of the inflammatory response after a meal could be a cue for metabolic disorders such as diabetes as doctors identify its differing roles in dealing with pathogens and excess...

Debate on product recall: How to avoid a PR disaster

BakeryAndSnacks will be hosting a panel discusssion on how snacks and candy makers can best deal with product recalls at ProSweets in Cologne.

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Health influencers and brand power key to winning consumer hearts and minds

In a turbulent 2016 that has seen major political upheaval in Europe and the US no one could’ve failed to notice how trusted voices of reason have given way to...

Children in Nordic countries eat more healthily than adults: Survey

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.

Blueberry pie potato chips and chia wraps: Snack launches to look out for at ISM

BakeryAndSnacks looks at some of the novel snacking products that are bound to catch visitors’ attention.

Fresh concerns over titanium dioxide safety as study prompts French re-evaluation

The French government has ordered a safety reassessment of white food colouring titanium dioxide after scientists say they have shown "for the first time" that nanoparticles in the food additive are spread around the body....

Fresh thinking: Industry leaders form coalition to unlock trillions through sustainable practices

The Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) programme is aiming to bring private and public sector together to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals for 2030, an achievement that...

Dairy companies among FReSH sustainability project founders

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, 25 global companies announced their collaborative commitment to accelerating transformational change in global food systems.

Post-exercise protein cuts later food intake: Study

Consuming a whey protein drink after exercise cuts later energy consumption and eating rate compared to consuming a carbohydrate drink among lean men, according to a study.

More, please: Holland & Barrett sexes up London with ‘high concept’ store

Health products retailer Holland & Barrett opened its new flagship ‘More’ store on London’s Oxford Street, as the firm aims to make its stores “sexy” and widen its range of...

Boom and bust in the orange market: Brazil's crop plummets whilst Tunisia's reaches record high

As climate crisis decimates Brazil’s orange crop, Tunisia is graced with a record yield. How will the European market be affected and can the crises resolve one another?

Lower calorie sugar types may not make a difference to health: Rat study

Switching to a ‘healthier’ low calorie sugar may not lessen the risk of developing health conditions as trials comparing two common sugars found other factors involved in long-term health risks.

Danish food giants and DTU researchers come together to solve the ‘ingredients paradox’

A centre for food ingredient research and innovation at Denmark's Technical University (DTU) set to open in September this year already counts Chr Hansen and Arla as partners, and will look to...

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Follow the 'farm to fork' conversation at Berlin's Green Week

Since 1926, Berlin's Green Week has brought together farmers, food manufacturers and agriculture ministers to showcase the best in international food and drink and discuss the future of the food...

Peed piper: Urine fine to define dietary kind

Researchers in Britain have developed a urine test which can distinguish between different diets, potentially allowing a person’s health to be assessed more effectively than through food surveys.

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