All news articles for July 2017

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Does Europe need a legal definition of natural food?

By Niamh Michail

With the US considering a legal definition of ‘natural’ food, does Europe need one too? It would increase clarity for a complex concept, but defining 'degrees of naturalness’ for origin, ingredients and processing may be better, say the researchers...

Traces of ancient cereals like wheat, barley and rye have been found in a wooden 'lunch box' abandoned on the Swiss Alps 4,000 years ago. Pic: ©Deposit Photos/lakov

Cereal breakthrough

Prehistoric grains identified in Swiss Alps lunch box

By Gill Hyslop

Scientists have discovered a 4,000-year-old ‘lunch box’ – obviously lost by a plucky primitive traveler crossing the Swiss mountains – contains microscopic traces of ancient wheat and rye.

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Tate & Lyle profit and volumes ahead

By Niamh Michail

Specialty ingredient supplier Tate & Lyle says it has made “an encouraging start” to the year with profit volume ahead in both its divisions, speciality food ingredients and bulk ingredients.

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