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Mars to ditch all artificial colours from its entire global food portfolio

Food giant Mars has pledged to phase out all artificial colours from its global food and drink portfolio in the next five years.

'Artificial colours pose no known risks to human health or safety, but consumers today are calling on food manufacturers to use more natural ingredients in their products,' said a statement by Mars. © iStock / urbanbuzz

WWF to partner with food firms in sustainability think tank

The World Wildlife Fund has launched Markets Institute, a platform bringing together large industry players and small SMEs to boost sustainability using market-based approaches, winning praise from global giant Mars.

Omega Pharma criticised for pushing poor body image in slimming ads

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says adverts for Omega Pharma’s weight management aid presents an “irresponsible approach to body image and confidence”.

Can Russia's organic industry match Putin's ambitions?

Russian president Vladimir Putin wants Russia to become the worlds biggest supplier of eco-friendly food - but the country still has a long way in terms of organic certification and production, say experts.

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Bonds Confectionery launch Rhubarb and Custard Sweet Shop range

Bonds Confectionery will expand its Sweet Shop Favourites packs with the addition of Rhubarb and Custard to the range.

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