ADHD could be linked to diet: Cohort study
A new study from Australia has suggested that ADHD in adolescents could be linked to Western diets, which tend to be high in total fat, saturated fat, refined sugar and sodium.
EFSA GM panel adopts allergenicity opinion
EFSA’s panel on genetically modified organisms has adopted a scientific opinion on risk assessment of allergenicity of GM plants, following a 10 week consultation period.
Flavour industry unites to attract new research talent
A new scheme offering bursaries and an award to PhD students investigating flavours aims to address the current shortage of flavour experts by encouraging a new generation.
Cargill in deal to supply Unilever with segregated palm oil
Cargill has announced a deal to supply Unilever’s European operations with 10,000 metric tonnes of fully segregated refined RSPO certified palm oil but no dateline was given.
EC approves six GM corn varieties for food and feed
The European Commission authorized six genetically modified (GM) maize varieties for food and feed use on Wednesday after member states failed to return majority decisions for or against on three occasions.
FoodNavigator.com goes mobile
From today, you can access FoodNavigator.com from your mobile phone.
How brand and labelling impact purchasing decisions
Branding and labelling have the most impact on consumers’ buying decisions, followed by blind tasting, concludes a study that used wine tasting as a model to determine the relative influence of different cues on purchasing intent.
EU project produces low-cost spirulina
A project funded by the EU has resulted in an emerging spirulina industry in Chad, boosting production of the nutrient-rich algae to a commercial scale across the country.
Adult rats’ sodium appetite linked to early polyunsaturated fat deficiency
Diets that include too little polyunsaturated fat in early childhood could lead to increased appetite for sodium later in life, suggests a new rat study published in the journal Appetite.
Almonds on the up in new products
Almonds were the most popular nut used in new products launched in the EU last year, Mintel data indicate, with over 50 per cent of almond-containing foods in the confectionery and bakery categories.
Fruit flies help explain why diet success varies
A study on fruit flies has indicated that genetic interaction with diet has a greater impact on body weight than diet alone, which the researchers say can help explain different reactions to similar diets.
Children seeing fewer 'high fat' food adverts, says UK watchdog
UK Media watchdog Ofcom has found that children are exposed to less high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) products through TV advertising since 2005 and it sees no need to tighten the current regulations.
Thai firm buys John West tuna owner
Thai Union Frozen Products is to become the world’s largest seafood firm with the acquisition of MW Brands, owner of John West canned tuna, for US$884m.
PureCircle shares slump on warning of lower profits
Stevia supplier PureCircle saw its share price plummet yesterday (Tuesday) after it said in a trading update that its profits for fiscal 2010 would be down on last year.
Food firms are increasingly discussing the sustainability of their activities, but they must communicate with consumers using practical messages rather than euphemisms and jargon, says brand expert.