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Could low-sugar chocolate actually taste better? GettyImages/Chris Ryan

Could low-sugar chocolate actually taste better?

By Donna Eastlake

Less is apparently more when it comes to the amount of sugar used in the creation of the perfect chocolate bar. So will manufacturers reduce the amount of sugar they use in the making of this sweet treat and will consumers welcome the change?

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Is fibre essential for brain health?

By Donna Eastlake

The importance of dietary fibre for a healthy gut has been hailed for years now. But is it also the secret to a healthy brain?

Is macauba a rainforest-friendly alternative to palm oil? GettyImages/MEDITERRANEAN

Is macauba a rainforest-friendly alternative to palm oil?

By Donna Eastlake

Palm oil is cheap to produce in large quantities but unsustainable production methods, notably deforestation, means the bad can far outweigh the good. As a result, brands are increasingly distancing themselves from the use of irresponsible palm oil in...

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Could eating beans aid cancer prevention?

By Donna Eastlake

Research suggests consuming nutrient and fibre-rich foods, such as beans, which support the health of good bacteria in the gut, could help in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Let them eat plant-based cake

By Oliver Morrison

Why is the dairy industry embroiling in a silly battle about the labelling of plant-based alternatives?

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Is consumer food waste giving the industry an unfair rap over emissions?

By Oliver Morrison

New research suggests food wastage – much of which comes from people simply not eating what they buy – is a bigger problem than previously thought, which if cut in half would help remove around one-quarter of total greenhouse gas emissions from the global...

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How to critically inspect a study report?

By Nikki Hancocks

Reading scientific study reports is part and parcel of working in this industry but many have not come from a scientific background, making it difficult to confidently read reports and critically analyse how robust and impactful findings really are. This...

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Date marking: Time for a review?

By Katia Merten-Lentz

Date labels are often cited as a food waste driver. But to appreciate the relevance of a review of the rules on date marking it is necessary to go back to the beginning of the debate about the current requirements, suggests Katia Merten-Lentz of Food...

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A fresh look at data protection under the novel food regime

By Katia Merten-Lentz

The novel food regime aims to balance between operating as a system of generic authorisations and protecting IP to reward research and innovation. Katia Merten-Lentz, Partner and Founder of international niche firm Food Law Science & Partners, discusses...

The FoodNavigator Podcast: From clean label to clean living

The FoodNavigator Podcast: From clean label to clean living

By Flora Southey

How is the ‘clean label’ trend evolving? FoodNavigator invites Mintel, SAFE, and Yuka onto the podcast to discuss ultra-processed foods, the definition of ‘natural’, and what exactly shoppers want from food and drink.

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