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More evidence links screen time with childhood obesity

By Oliver Morrison

With the food industry under increased pressure to promote healthier diets, address obesity and reduce diet-related diseases, more evidence emerges to suggest environmental factors, specifically screen time and poor sleep, may go hand-in-hand with overconsumption.

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Givaudan leverages AI for ‘next generation’ product development

By Katy Askew

Givaudan’s flavour business, Givaudan Taste & Wellness, is launching a new tool that leverages artificial intelligence for the ‘next generation’ of product development. “Success comes from combining the output of the tools with the sensitivity and...

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Tesco faces investor backlash over ‘role in UK obesity crisis’

By Katy Askew

Tesco has come under fire from a group of investors for what they characterise as the supermarket’s ‘role in the UK obesity crisis’. However, the retailer hit back, insisting it has ‘strong plans’ to make it ‘the easiest place to shop for healthy and...

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Beneo doubling down on the clean label mega trend

By Oliver Morrison

Beneo predicts to see significant growth in the market for chicory root, sugar beet, wheat and rice starches as consumers in 2021 demand cleaner but also natural easily recognisable ‘cupboard ingredients’.

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Ethnicity may play role in taste perception, studies claim

By Oliver Morrison

Ethnicity may play a role in how sensitive a person is to the bitter taste found in foods such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and dark chocolate, as two studies demonstrate that Danish and Chinese people experience this taste differently owing to a difference...

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Most consumers ‘unlikely’ to adopt plant-based diet

By Oliver Morrison

As a host of food manufacturers attempt to take advantage of Veganuary, which encourages people to follow a vegan lifestyle for the month of January, research from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has revealed over 60% of people say they are unlikely...

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Crumpet makers defend salt levels in UK comfort food favourite

By Oliver Morrison

British bakers have defended the salt levels in one of the nation’s favourite afternoon teatime treats after health campaigners took aim at what they called the unnecessary levels of salt found in some of the UK’s best-selling crumpets.

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