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Eating salty snacks has been suggested to increase thirst, and therefore drive excess calorie intake.

Myth busting? High salt intake may not increase thirst

By Nathan Gray

It is commonly believed that consumption of salty foods increases thirst, and could be a reason for increased consumption of sugary soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. But just how true is this notion?

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Analyst predicts more European bans could follow

Lithuania bans energy drink sales to under 18s

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Lithuania has banned energy drink sales to under 18s - making the Baltic state the first European country to do so.

Danisco opened the Brabrand R&D centre in 1964. It has become the hub of an R&D network that spans 14 centres worldwide

DuPont: ‘We will launch 4000 products by 2020’

By Shane STARLING

DuPont’s nutrition & health division will play a big part in the launch of 4000 food-related products in the next six years, its chief said as the company celebrated 50 years at its Brabrand base in Aarhus, Denmark yesterday.

Baked goods are a top source of curcumin for European children

EFSA reassesses European curcumin exposure levels

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reassessed exposure to curcumin and found consumption is lower than previously thought – although some children consume close to the acceptable daily intake (ADI).

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.

Major investments for regional drinks sector

Major investments for regional drinks sector

By Eliot Beer

The Middle East drinks industry is seeing significant investment, with Aujan spending in Egypt and Lebanon, and UK firm Rexam buying up a Saudi can manufacturer for US$122m.

Beyond bread: Gluten-free potential in beer and pizza

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Gluten-free bakery still offers plenty of opportunity in Europe, but beer, pizza and prepared meals are the most untapped segment of the cereal-containing products, according to a Mintel analyst.

Stevia boosts reduced sugar drinks category

Stevia boosts reduced sugar drinks category

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Stevia-derived sweeteners have given the reduced sugar beverage category a boost, as manufacturers look to appeal to consumers looking for fewer calories without artificial sweeteners, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

Stevia companies target half-sugar soft drinks

Stevia companies target half-sugar soft drinks

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The taste of stevia-derived sweeteners has come a long way in just a few short years, and the major stevia suppliers are now focusing on cutting sugar by half in mainstream soft drinks.

UK food and non-alcoholic beverage exports are up by 2.5% but more can be done, says FDF

UK food and beverage exports pick up after Q1 stumble

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

UK food and non-alcoholic beverage exports are up by 2.5% after a disappointing first quarter, according to a report by the UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF), yet industry must do more to stop from "slipping behind".

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