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What can company founders tell us about successful product development?

How do start-ups approach new product development?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Some of the best and brightest innovation in the food and drink industry comes from start-ups – so how do they approach NPD? And what can companies of all sizes learn from their approach?

Reducing waste is the top priority, but food companies and retailers are also working together to redistribute surplus food

How retailers are working with suppliers to fight food waste

By Fintan Hastings, external affairs adviser, British Retail Consortium

The close relationship between supply chain partners means they are well-placed to help each other tackle food waste, says Fintan Hastings, external affairs adviser at the British Retail Consortium.

Women make up 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries but own less land and livestock than men and have less access to credit or cooperatives.

Empowering women in agriculture is good for business

By Niamh Michail

Empowering women in small-hold agriculture is essential to boosting productivity, creating new product launches and generating business - and companies are starting to realise this, says a Fairtrade Foundation report.

There is direct link between processed food with high-level of sugars and obesity, said IDF.

Reduce marketing of sugar-rich products, says WHO

By Joyeeta Basu

The World Health Organisation has said that companies need to reduce the marketing of sugar-rich products if consumers are to slash their intake to 10% of daily calories.

WHO releases final sugar advice for children and adults

Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice

By Joyeeta Basu

Academics have welcomed the WHO’s recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10% of calories – but the food industry has said it is misleading and based on weak evidence.

High-protein breakfast key for people with Type 2 diabetes

Breakfast is key for diabetics

By Nicholas Robinson

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for people with type 2 diabetes, an international study has claimed.

Coconut sugar is made from the sap of flowers from the palm

Coconut sugar: The latest sugar alternative

By Niamh Michail

Coconut sugar is increasing in popularity because it is seen as being a healthier, more ethical alternative to sugar - but nutritionists remain sceptical of the health claims.

Tapping into the flavour pairing trend

Tapping into the flavour pairing trend

By Niamh Michail

The concept of flavour pairing matches up weird and wonderful combinations – pork liver and jasmine for instance – and there are ways for the food industry to cash in on this niche trend too.

A majority of Europeans have high blood cholesterol - and most is diet-related

MEPs question European inaction on cholesterol

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Two MEPs have asked the Commission to detail its plans to tackle high cholesterol among Europeans, who have the highest levels of bad cholesterol in the world.

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