Beverage

Zero-calorie sweeteners: There's not enough human evidence to warrant new advice

Do zero-calorie sweeteners increase diabetes risk?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

“Artificial sweeteners may boost diabetes risk” ran the headline in the New York Times last month – but experts have said to take recent research with a pinch of salt.

Understanding elderly people's emotions about eating could help develop more tailored communication strategies and products, the researchers said

Emotional eating: How do the elderly feel about food?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The food industry is failing to tailor foods to the elderly – and recognising their various needs and wants could help companies develop more successful products, according to a new study.

Companies cannot rely on a Europe-wide view, says Ingredion

Clean label trumps brands in Europe, says report

By Paul Gander

The ingredient list and a lack of additives or ‘artificial’ ingredients are the most important considerations for consumers when making a food purchase after price, says a new report on clean label in Europe.

Sugar-sweetened beverages do not easily fit within a healthy diet, says Anderson

Food industry must slash sugar – not just tinker

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Food industry ‘tinkering’ with sugar content while foods and drinks remain relatively high in sugar may detract from more basic sugar reduction strategies, warns a public health expert.

The UK has been dubbed 'the fat man of Europe'

Government policies should pass an ‘obesity test’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

All new UK government policies should be considered in the context of rising obesity rates in an effort to reverse the trend, urges a report from independent think tank 2020health.

Cassava could be used in a similar way to corn to provide starch sweeteners

Cassava shapes up as an alternative source for starch sweeteners

By Paul Gander

New research led by Du Pont Industrial Biosciences concludes that enzyme technology currently used with maize and wheat could be applied far more widely to cassava root starch to produce sweeteners such as glucose, fructose and maltose.

Pretty packets drive Gulf beverage sales

Pretty packets drive Gulf beverage sales

By Eliot Beer

For Middle East beverage consumers, it’s what’s on the outside that counts, as buyers focus on packaging and marketing over contents, according to a Euromonitor report.

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