How stevia controls blood sugar levels has remained a mystery until now as researchers think they have unravelled the natural, no-calorie sweetener's action that results in its observed health benefits.
Russia is facing numerous biosecurity problems, as African swine fever (ASF) challenges the pig industry, poultry farmers battle bird flu, the first outbreaks of nodular dermatitis hit cattle farmers, and venison breeders combat anthrax.
To expand and modernise its facilities, Latvian meat producer Putnu Fabrika Ķekava (PF Ķekava) plans to invest between €6 million and €7m in its next fiscal year, according to senior company representatives.
French food safety agency ANSES has said while it cannot challenge EFSA’s greenlight for titanium dioxide at the current time, it is nonetheless advising industry to replace the white food colouring with suitable alternatives.
Chocolate spreads and jams contain huge amounts of sugar, with two slices of bread containing the entire maximum daily intake - but some experts have questioned whether the quantities eaten are large enough to contribute to obesity