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First direct evidence that babies can taste and smell in the womb

By Oliver Morrison

In findings that could further our understanding of the development of human taste and smell receptors, and help address the problem of ‘food-fussiness’ when weaning, researchers took 4D ultrasound scans of 100 pregnant women to see how their unborn babies...

What does the future of sugar reduction hold? / Pic: GettyImages-anilakkus

What’s next in sugar reduction? Ingredient innovators weigh in

By Katy Askew

Cutting the amount of sugar in our diet continues to be a priority for many consumers. With experts insisting the sugar reduction trend isn’t coming off the boil, FoodNavigator asks what ingredients are shaping the future of sugar reformulation.

From beer-friendly biltong to air fryer-friendly jackfruit

From beer-friendly biltong to air fryer-friendly jackfruit

By Oliver Morrison

This week’s round up of new products features Made For Drink’s South African-inspired, beer-friendly biltong, made from 100% grass-fed Irish beef, while Biff’s Plant Shack has launched a range of Jackfruit products with specific air-frying instructions.

Researchers identified a link between artificial sweetener intake and CVD risk, but industry takes issue with the nature of the study. GettyImages/PatriciaEnciso

Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of cardiovascular diseases?

By Flora Southey

A ‘potential direct’ link between artificial sweetener intake and increased cardiovascular disease risk has been suggested by researchers, but industry is fighting back: “There is no causal evidence that low/no calorie sweeteners could increase the risk...

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