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Compared to adults, much less is known about children’s willingness to substitute conventional meat products with plant-based alternatives. GettyImages/Nils Hendrik Mueller

Are children hungry for plant-based meat?

By Flora Southey

What do kids think about plant-based meat alternatives? Is a meat-free diet even suitable for children? As a growing number of studies seek to answer these questions, FoodNavigator brings you the findings.

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Researchers battle to combat ‘olive leprosy’ in Italy

By Oliver Morrison

Olive oil brand Filippo Berio has teamed up with Italy’s National Research Council to investigate ways to make olive trees more resilient to pests such as the so-called olive leprosy as well as future-proof the industry.

Fibre is important for gut health - but we aren't eating enough / Pic: GettyImages-piotr_malczyk

Feeding your gut microbiome: Why focus on fibre?

By Katy Askew

Most of us know that dietary fibre is good for us – and still the majority of people don’t eat enough. What implications does this have for our microbiomes? And how does this relate to issues like cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders and colon...

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Junk food ad restrictions: health remedy or junk science?

By Oliver Morrison

Junk food advertising restrictions on Transport for London (TfL) networks have prevented almost 100,000 obesity cases and are expected to save the UK’s National Health Service over £200 million, according to new research that critics have accused of using...

Japanese scientists want to develop a commercially available chopstick-shaped device for daily use by those following a low-sodium diet or trying to reduce their salt intake. It can be adapted for Western cutlery, they told FoodNavigator. Image: Yoshinobu Kaji/Meiji University

Electrified cutlery could help salt reduction efforts

By Oliver Morrison

Knives and forks that send an electrical current to the tongue can enhance the saltiness and possibly the savouriness of low-sodium foods, scientists claim, and may help millions stick to a low-sodium diet without sacrificing taste.

Study links fish consumption to skin cancer risk / Pic: GettyImages-Tuned_in

Is high fish intake really linked to cancer risk?

By Katy Askew

A study has been published suggesting that fish consumption can be linked to higher risk of melanoma. Eating fish has long been associated with a healthy diet, but should we be rethinking this belief?

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