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Whole fruits linked to lower diabetes risk, while fruit juices may increase risks: Harvard study

Eating more whole fruit may help to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while increased consumption of fruit juices may be linked to higher risks, according to new research.

More time-pressed Brits are skipping dinner

Nearly a quarter of British adults skip dinner at least once a week, with many saying that they lack the time to prepare a meal, according to a new report...

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Horse meat: Two men arrested in UK

Two men have been arrested by British police investigating the horse meat scandal.

Study: Normal salt intake does not vary with food supply

Industry efforts to reduce the amount of salt in foods are unlikely to work to reduce salt consumption to levels backed by public health advocates, according to new research that...

New flavor trends

Dark choc + cucumber? Trailblazer Foodpairing moves beyond flavor combinations to whole recipes

FoodPairing - a Belgian firm blazing a trail in the culinary arts world by replacing guess work with flavor science to identify unique flavor combinations - is moving beyond food...

Kefir grains sourdough bread shelf life properties discovered

Researchers say they have figured out why kefir grains extend the shelf life of sourdough bread.

Call for questions: How can the RSPO improve the credibility of certified sustainable palm oil?

On Tuesday, palm oil industry representatives will gather in Berlin for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s first ever European summit. FoodNavigator will be there, moderating a discussion on the...

Arla profits boom as mergers bear fruit

Dairy giant Arla has doubled profits for the first half of its financial year, amid news the two mergers it undertook in 2012 were paying off.

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Burton’s Biscuits on sale for $543m

The UK second largest biscuit company Burton’s Biscuits has been put up for sale by its private equity owners and could command a £350m ($543m) price tag.

Will European sugar users switch to isoglucose when quotas end?

The success of isoglucose in the EU largely depends on whether food and drink companies decide to make the switch from sugar, says managing director of the European Starch Industry...

Monell research bursts the bubble on carbonated drink perception

The characteristic bubbles of a carbonated beverage are not necessary to experience the sensory ‘bite’ of the drinks, according to new research from Monell.

Babies acquire food dislikes before likes, study suggests

Basic flavour preferences are known to start developing even before birth – but revulsion may be less changeable than liking in infants, according to new research.

New flavor trends

Turning up the heat: Millennials like their flavors hot, spicy and sophisticated, says Kalsec

Consumer demand for hotter, spicier, foods has continued to increase on both sides of the Atlantic, says natural extracts specialist Kalsec, which has tied up with Mintel to develop ‘heat...

Understanding flavour: Who will win the race to be the sixth basic taste?

The perception of flavours relies on a complex mixture of signals from all of our senses, but receptors on our tongue can only recognise five 'tastes' ... right?

Unilever slammed for ‘offensive’ Facebook noodle advert

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Unilever cannot use one of its Piri Piri Pot Noodle online adverts in its current form and ordered the firm not to use “offensive...

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Firmenich: Forget what’s trending now, we’re looking 3-5 years ahead for the flavor trends of the future

While any flavor house with sufficient resources can monitor what’s happening in stores, restaurants and bars to get a sense of emerging trends, this only tells you what’s happening now,...

EDITOR'S OPINION: DEAR DAIRY....

Has the UK Greek yogurt identity crisis left the market open to exploitation?

The UK Greek yogurt market is suffering from somewhat of an identity crisis, with near-identical products marketed under different names. Some would say the High Court ruling that caused the...

Unilever opens €95m ice cream factory in Turkey

Unilever has opened a new €95m ice cream factory in Turkey in order to drive local growth – as well as in the Middle East and North Africa.

Natra reports weak Europe and out-of-season Asian chocolate consumption

Natra Cocoa and Chocolate has reported flat sales in its first half results due to weak consumer spending in Europe and a blip in chocolate consumption in its growth driver...

Horse meat scandal highlights need for systematic testing

The horse meat scandal in Europe highlights the need for more systematic testing, according to Eurofins.

Euromonitor analyst: Nostalgic and natural flavours lead the way in Europe

Europeans tend to be quite conservative when it comes to flavour, but there are ways to create innovative tastes even around well-established popular flavours, says Euromonitor ingredients analyst Lauren Bandy.

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Mondelez sponsors British Paralympic Association

Mondelez International will become a commercial partner of the British Paralympic Association ParalympicsGB team ahead of the Rio 2015 Olympic Games in Brazil.

Syngenta challenges EU insecticide ban

Swiss agrichemical firm Syngenta has said it will take the European Commission to court over its decision to suspend the use of a pesticide on crops pollinated by bees.

What makes sourdough any more "real" than other breads?

September is set to be the month of sourdough in the UK, with The Real Bread Campaign gearing up for Britain’s first national celebration of the bread. But what makes...

RSPO aims to transform European market for sustainable palm oil

Boosting industry commitment to sustainable palm oil, the impact of upcoming EU regulation and improving certification credibility are among the topics on the agenda at the first European Roundtable on...

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