Confectionery

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.

Six in ten Britons consider the quality of own-brand groceries equivalent to that of named brands

Most UK groceries are now private label

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Supermarket own-brand groceries account for more than half (54%) of UK grocery sales – driven in part by premium positioning.

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.

Cocoa surplus grows and Côte d’Ivoire to surpass the Netherlands as world's largest cocoa grinder

ICCO extends cocoa surplus for 2013/14

By Oliver Nieburg

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has estimated a larger surplus for the cocoa year just past and has noted an increase in origin grindings.

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.

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