Diet and health

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.

Nutritionists have defended the government's 'Eatwell Plate'

Nutritionists defend government advice on food

By Laurence Gibbons

Claims that the government’s ‘Eatwell Plate’ promotes excessive sugar intake and contributes to growing health problems in the UK have been rubbished by leading nutritionists.

The exact impact of food 'sin' taxes on the European agri-food sector needs to be further assessed, says Commission

What’s top on the Commission’s food forum agenda?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The impact of ‘sin taxes’ on competitiveness and consumption habits, food prices, and sustainability were the key points on the agenda for the European Commission’s High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain.

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.

Swedish survey shows need for more products that adhere to Nordic nutrition keyhole label standards

80% of Swedes give keyhole labelling thumbs up

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Around 80% of Swedish people think the keyhole labelling system is a good thing, according to a survey published by the Swedish National Food Agency (NFA).

Researchers are calling for sugar to represent no more than 3% of total dietary energy intake

Sugar not the sole cause of obesity: AB Sugar

By Rick Pendrous

British Sugar owner AB Sugar is fighting back against anti-sugar campaigners with the launch of a campaign informing people about sugar’s role in a healthy balanced diet.

Latest rumours see internal market and enlargement in European neighbourhood posts disappearing

Juncker European Commission line-up leaked

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Lithuanian politician Vytenis Andriukaitis has been earmarked as the next commissioner for health and food safety in a leaked Juncker line-up, but officials remain tight lipped.

A new EU report suggests taxes on fat, sugar, or other unhealthy foods can help to reduce consumption levels. However the report also warns that the issues are complex and that such levies can have unexpected effects

'Sin taxes' on unhealthy foods will work, says EU report

By Nathan Gray

Taxes imposed on sugary, salty or fatty foods do lead to reductions in consumption, says the European Commission in a new report. But higher taxes could also encourage consumers to simply go for cheaper products, it warns.

Coca-Cola Life. Yes, it's green! (Photo: Coca-Cola Argentina)

EDITOR'S COMMENT: JULY 2014

‘I ditched the Coca-Cola Life-style’: A millennial confession

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) boss John Brock insists people in the UK think Coca-Cola Life tastes just like standard Coke ahead of its September launch, but is this lack of differentiation necessarily good news?

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