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Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside: “Trying to find a solution that gives people want they want is the issue. They don’t want products that aren’t tasty.”

‘Level playing-field needed to combat obesity’: Greggs CEO

By Oliver Morrison

Healthier food now makes up 25% of Greggs sales, according to the boss of the UK’s largest bakery chain. But the independent sector is moving in a different direction, he fears, creating an uneven playing field and posing a risk to the food industry’s...

Tapping E414 in Senegal: “This is the ‘grand cru’ of acacia gum”

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Tapping E414 in Senegal: “This is the ‘grand cru’ of acacia gum”

By Flora Southey

Acacia gum, or food additive E414, is used by food and beverage manufacturers as a natural texturizing agent. FoodNavigator travels to Senegal to find out how the plant exudate is ‘tapped’ from African acacia trees, before being exported and processed...

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