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Sugar content of food is a growing concern for consumers in the UK ©iStock/karandaev

Sugar replaces price as consumers’ top food worry

By Katy Askew

The amount of sugar contained in food has risen up the consumer agenda and replaced price as consumers’ biggest food concern, research from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.

A healthy cocoa pod. © GettyImages/dwart

Cocoa crop losses are 38% and rising - so what can be done?

By Niamh Michail

A staggering 38% of global cocoa is lost each year to disease or pests - and this figure looks set to rise - yet research is scant compared to rice, corn or wheat. Why is this and what is being done to reduce it?

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Focus on food choices to tackle NCDs, not specific nutrients

By Niamh Michail

Understanding the role of specific nutrients in food, such as sugar and saturated fat, is important but not enough to fully understand how diets impact risk of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), says one scientist.

Rising demand for egg white peptides. Photo: Fact.MR

Rising demand for egg white peptides in bakery & confectionery

By Jenny Eagle

Use of egg white peptides is rising among global bakery and confectionery manufacturers because the animal-based protein is a rich source of bioactive peptides that can improve human health, according to Fact.MR research firm.

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