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Brain cell type could be target in addressing appetite-related disorders

Brain cells that have a central role in controlling appetite and feeding behaviour have been identified in a study that pinpoints this area as a target for treating appetite-related conditions such...

Trademark/brand name defence rejected

Supermoan: UK bans superfood claim

'Natural fast food' restaurant chain Leon has been ordered to remove the term ‘Original Superfood Salad’ from its menu after the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found it did not...

Norway could be next big nori market, experts say

Norway could become the next big producer of nori, researchers say, after growing red algae ‘feather film’ in a local lab for the first time.

Halloween horror: yogurt drives growth as chocolate confectionery declines

While trick or treaters this Halloween might be anticipating bags full of the traditional chocolate, gum and candy, according to the latest research from Euromonitor International, these ‘treats’ have seen...

CETA trade deal signed while opposition remains

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been agreed between the European Union and Canada.

Gluten-free demand leads to substitutes vying for vacant role

The demand for ‘no compromise’ gluten-free products that exhibit the same qualities as their wheat-containing equivalents shows no signs of abating. 

Squeaky green? Symrise says its sustainability strategy is substance over spin

Symrise has been nominated as Germany’s “most sustainable large corporation”, but can this be taken as proof that the flavours and fragrances firm is not just paying lip service to...

Cargill pairs with start-up to make spirulina from malt waste

Cargill has partnered with a French start-up to turn waste water and CO2 from one of its malt production plants into spirulina production ‘fuel’.

IOP welcomes more investment to underpin £28bn food industry

As the UK’s relationship with the EU evolves, the Institute of Physics (IOP) has called on the UK government to make the food industry a priority to remain economically competitive....

World health leaders push for junk food taxes and ad bans

The World Medical Association has lent its weight in support of tough new policies to curb obesity, including taxes on junk food and sugary drinks as well as bans on...

‘A cola that’s one of your 5-a-day? Absolutely!’ Juicy Fuel Cola

Juicy Fuel Cola – a sparkling cola made from fruit juice without added sugar or sweeteners – believes the drink can appeal to anyone who has become disillusioned with the...

Salmonella tainted eggs linked to child’s death in Croatia

At least one person has died from a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella with investigations pointing to eggs as the source.

Scottish aquaculture industry launches €4bn growth plan

Scotland's biggest aquaculture players have come together to launch an ambitious growth strategy that aims to double the economic power of the industry to £3.6 billion (€4.02bn) by 2030.

Cibus Tec 2016

Italian packaging & processing industry sees €6.2bn turnover in 2015

The Italian food packaging & processing machinery industry rose to €6.2bn turnover in 2015, according to Antonio Cellie, MD, Fiere di Parma.

CIBUS TEC 2016

JBT trials coil heat exchanger on apple puree

JBT has carried out trials on a coil heat exchanger in aseptic systems, to sterilize fruit and vegetable puree and concentrate.

Fish and wine in Italy feature in JRC summary on food fraud

Issues with fish and wine in Italy dominate the first monthly report on food fraud and authenticity by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Sweet solution could see sugar alcohols store renewable energy forms

Sugar alcohols could be used to store solar and wind energy as researchers look to alternatives that are more environmentally friendly and sustainable. 

Protein quality matters for muscle building, says review

The quality of protein and its leucine content has a significant influence on muscle building with resistance training, a review has found.

PepsiCo & TB Alliance partner to improve tuberculosis drug taste

PepsiCo and TB Alliance are partnering to improve the bitter and unpleasant taste of today’s tuberculosis (TB) treatments - important in the treatment of children.

Pesticide data suggests EU food is safe; campaigners disagree

97% of food samples tested in the EU are free of pesticide residues or contain traces that are within legal limits, according to 2014 data published this week by the European...

Scouting out Europe's latest free-from innovation at SIAL

What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the...

Lowering protein content of formula could help reduce obesity: Study

High protein intake during infancy may contribute to obesity later in life in infants who are not exclusively breastfed, according to a Nestlé Nutrition-funded study.

EC called on to fast-track impact assessment

MEPs vote to limit trans fats in EU

MEPs have overwhelmingly voted to adopt a resolution pushing for a European limit on industrially produced trans fats, something industry has said it supports at 2%.

'There is no market demand for sustainable palm oil use in feed' - Nevedi

Dutch feed makers await briefing on sustainable palm oil sourcing

Feed manufacturers in the Netherlands will have to cover their domestic palm oil footprint individually from next year. 

This Week Down Under

Food flavours could be tailored for vaping to help reduce obesity

Electronic cigarettes with flavoured liquids could help with weight control, according to a commentary co-authored by New Zealand researchers. 

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