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Nestlé pulls funds for IAAF kids programme amid doping fallout

Nestlé has pulled out of its sponsorship of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) kid’s athletics programme following allegations of corruption and doping against the association....

Controversial study linking sucralose and cancer is published

A study linking the consumption of sucralose and cancer in mice, led by Italian researcher Morando Soffritti, has been published.

Barley can improve blood sugar levels and curb hunger pangs

Including barley in the diet can improve blood sugar levels and help control hunger pangs in a surprising yet promisingly short period of time, say Swedish researchers.

RSPO Next draws mixed reactions over environmental stance

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's RSPO Next allows manufacturers to demonstrate a tougher stance on deforestation, forest fires and peatland clearance – but it has been slammed by Greenpeace which says...

Big, fat and deficient: The UK’s double diet burden

Micronutrient deficiencies have been overshadowed by the so-called ‘war on sugar’, science director for British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) warns following the publication of a report.

First-of-its-kind reformulation report reveals big cuts in Irish salt, fat & sugar intake

Irish manufacturers have cut the salt content in food by 37%, according to a first-of-its-kind report that has quantified voluntary reformulation efforts and documented shifts in consumer intake of key...

Most French food firms fail to state meat origin

Over half (54%) of processed meat products in France fail to use origin labelling - a 'pitiful result' suggesting the government's call for voluntary action has not been heeded, says French...

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”.

A sweet forecast: Technavio’s outlook for Europe‘s sugar and sweetener market

Stevia price wars, a desire for natural sweeteners and a ‘mega boom’ of sugar production when EU sugar quotas come to an end feature among Technavio’s predictions for Europe’s sugar...

RSPO to crack down on ‘palm oil free’ labels

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will crack down on member companies claiming to have removed palm oil for environmental reasons.

Could consumers see GM as an eco-friendly food choice?

Swedish researchers have suggested that food labelled both GM and eco-friendly may become commonplace in the future - but is this an idea consumers will buy into?

High-fat diet during pregnancy overrides genes in children, say researchers

A mother’s high-fat diet during pregnancy can override offspring’s genes and cause weight gain and insulin resistance, according to a new animal study in the journal Diabetes.

Texturisers will make food for seniors mainstream - but beware when marketing, say researchers

Texture modifiers could make specialist foods for older consumers mainstream and shake up a category that's on the cusp of exploding, say Norwegian researchers.

Soil Association tightens standards for organic aquaculture

British organic certification body, the Soil Association, has launched stricter standards for aquaculture which will also allow producers of organic seaweed to bear its logo.

Norwegian firms rethink product branding as consumers rate quality over origin

Norwegian food manufacturers are scrambling to change their branding and packaging as research shows the country's consumers rate country of origin lower than quality.

New tests needed to detect GM soy, says Cert ID

New GM crops such as CV127 soybean are not detectable with older testing methods, and food producers must update their testing protocols to avoid GM ingredients going undetected and undeclared in...

Trade group considers action against ‘discriminatory’ energy drink bans

Trade association Energy Drinks Europe (EDE) has joined calls against bans on energy drink sales to under 18s in Lithuania and more recently Latvia, which it says might be contrary...

News in brief

France to bring in mandatory origin labelling for processed food

France is set to bring in mandatory country of origin labelling for processed products, with agriculture minister, Stéphane le Foll, saying he was ready to “take the battle to the European level”....

Latvia to ban energy drink sales to under 18s

Latvia will follow in the footsteps of its Baltic neighbour by banning the sale of energy drinks to under 18s – something the country’s advertising association has called anti-EU.

The NPD name game: Choose your letters carefully for better branding, say researchers

P is delicious, k is not? The way a product name is articulated subconsciously boosts palatability - and may even increase willingness to spend, psychology researches have found.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  

Labelling meat and dairy products as 'clone-free' would cost billions: EC report

Labelling meat and dairy products as ‘clone derived’ or ‘clone-free’ would cost tens of billions to the European livestock industry, says a recently published report - so will the Commission...

WHO report backs a tax on sugary drinks to halt child obesity

A report commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) backs a tax on sugary drinks, mandatory nutrient labelling and restrictions on marketing to children in a bid to tackle the child obesity...

European organic and biotech industries clash over plant breeding techniques

Organic farming body IFOAM EU has called for new plant breeding techniques that are still in the experimental stage to be classed as GM under EU law - but this...

New kid on EU sports nutrition block?

Finish line in sight for D-ribose novel food application

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has called for feedback on its positive draft novel food opinion for sports nutrition ingredient D-ribose.

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