All news articles for February 2015

High-protein breakfast key for people with Type 2 diabetes

Breakfast is key for diabetics

By Nicholas Robinson

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for people with type 2 diabetes, an international study has claimed.

The NFU has now launched a campaign for politicians to back farmers

British union asks food industry to back farming

By Joyeeta Basu

The British food industry, politicians and consumers were encouraged to support farming by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) after a “worrying” study found that nearly half of the nation’s food may be imported in the next 25 years.

The report found that 55% of consumers still thought 'natural' sugars were healthy

UK sugar industry sales drop by 14%

By Joyeeta Basu

Sales dropped to £298m (€338m) in 2014 and coincided with findings that nearly half of British consumers had shied away from sugar that year.

Thought soft drinks were sugary? Look at energy drinks! says Action on Sugar

20 teaspoons of sugar in an energy drink: Campaign group calls for ban of sales to U16s

Thought soft drinks were sugary? Look at energy drinks! says Action on Sugar

By Rachel ARTHUR

Energy drinks contain up to 20 teaspoons of sugar per 500ml serving – more than three times the maximum adult daily intake of free sugars a day, according to research released by Action on Sugar. 

'Deliciousness and disgust are very closely related- one can quickly change into another depending on where you are or who are with,' says the author of Tasty

Breaking the taste taboo

By Niamh Michail

Taste preferences are firmly rooted in a society’s culture - but they can be changed if manufacturers succeed in creating a new ‘cultural context.’

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