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Commission puts EFSA opinion to one side as it rejects five glucose claims due to public health concerns

Sugar low: “The use of such a health claim would convey a conflicting and confusing message..."

Glucose health claims: EFSA says yes; EC says no (and closes door)

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Five glucose health claims approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) back in 2012 have been officially banned by the European Commission due to concerns over what they would say to consumers about sugar consumption.

Beyond GMOs: Europe needs to update biotech regulation

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Union needs to update the way it regulates biotechnology as advances are made in plant breeding – or risk disrupting trade in commodity crops, according to Professor Huw Jones of Rothamsted Research.

The FoodNavigator editors have picked their top six trends to look out for in 2015. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.

FoodNavigator predicts top industry drivers for 2015

By Nathan Gray and Caroline Scott-Thomas

It’s time to get out our crystal balls and predict the hottest trends in the European food and drink sector for the year ahead. What’s in store for 2015?

UK Department of Health's carb report to help bread: 'I think there has been too much carb-bashing and it will help industry counter that,' says Federation of Bakers director

Federation of Bakers: 2015 will be a fight back on carbs

By Kacey Culliney

The UK will publish an extensive report on the role of carbohydrates in the diet next year, presenting opportunities for bread makers to fight back against carb-bashing, says the Federation of Bakers (FOB).

Food imports from Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Kenya flout maximum pesticides residue levels most frequently

How much pesticide residue is in our food?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

98.3% of foods in the EU contain pesticide residues within legal limits, but there were “significantly higher” maximum limit exceedance rates for products from outside of Europe, according to a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The researchers claim to have discovered why some people have a sweet tooth

Brain mechanism may explain glucose cravings

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

An enzyme in the brain called glucokinase may drive our desire for glucose-rich starchy and sugary foods, according to research in rats from Imperial College London.

Food labelling will receive more attention if Labour is successful at the next election said Abrahams

Labour plans tougher food regulation

By Rick Pendrous

Labour is about to set out its plans for improving public health if elected next year and while tougher regulation can be expected, sugar and fat taxes will not be part of the mix, it has emerged.

Emma Blackery's YouTube channel has more than 830,000 subscribers

YouTube Oreo ‘lick race’ ads banned

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned several YouTube adverts for Oreos following a BBC Newsround investigation, ruling that their commercial nature was not immediately clear to viewers.

The Malaysian government seeks to double palm oil production by 2020, while production is also expanding in equatorial Africa.

UN helps RSPO strengthen palm complaints platform

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have partnered to raise awareness on sustainable palm oil and strengthen frameworks like that for complaints on compliance.

Bakkavor makes a range of chilled breads, from garlic breads to ciabattas

Bakkavor invests in chilled breads facility

By Rod Addy

Bakkavor revealed plans for a multi-million pound investment in its chilled bread plant at Crewe as it reported results up to the end of its third financial quarter (Q3).

For the first time ever 55% of the British public say they now prefer brown bread to white

Boring bread? Ditch bland ads and bite into the revolution

By Nick Mustoe, CEO of Kindred

Bread and milk have always been natural indicators for what is happening inside the average household. Both are reliable dietary staples and both have the ability to inspire passion and excitement on a marketable level.

Palm oil imports may be responsible for as many as 117,000 EU jobs, claims the report

What is palm oil’s economic impact in Europe?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The palm oil sector makes a clear contribution to the economies of producer countries – but it also contributes to the economy in importing markets, according to a new report.

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