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Researchers identified a link between artificial sweetener intake and CVD risk, but industry takes issue with the nature of the study. GettyImages/PatriciaEnciso

Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of cardiovascular diseases?

By Flora Southey

A ‘potential direct’ link between artificial sweetener intake and increased cardiovascular disease risk has been suggested by researchers, but industry is fighting back: “There is no causal evidence that low/no calorie sweeteners could increase the risk...

NPD Trend Tracker: From 3D-printed meat to seafood alternatives

NPD Trend Tracker: From 3D-printed meat to seafood alternatives

By Flora Southey

In our latest new product development roundup, we see Israeli start-up Redefine Meat enter Finland via national restaurant distribution. In Austria, Revo Foods is rolling out three new alt seafood products into supermarkets, before targeting Germany,...

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EU agri-food sounds ‘alarm bells’ over energy crisis

By Katy Askew

Operators across the EU agri-food chain are struggling to keep businesses going in the face of rapidly rising input costs and extreme weather, according to industry associations representing the sector.

How do EC novel food rules approach data protection? / Pic: Pic EU-EC

Guest article

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...

Do ecolabels support sustainable shopping? / Pic: GettyImages-WeAre

Do ecolabels drive sustainable choices?

By Katy Askew

Ecolabels, many hope, could offer consumers the information they need to promote the purchase of environmentally friendly foods. Oxford University researchers decided to put this theory to the test in an experimental field study.

Martin Braun-Gruppe has issued a call out for bakery startup with disruptive ideas. Pic: Martin Braun-Gruppe

Martin Braun-Gruppe sets up VC to root out bakery startup disruptors

By Gill Hyslop

The leading European bakery, confectionery and frozen bakery supplier has partnered with AgriTech accelerator StartLife to revolutionise the bakery sector – particularly targeting alternative ingredients and ideas that address the most pressing challenges...

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