French supermarkets required to give all unsold food to charity

French supermarkets required to give all unsold food to charity

French legislation voted in yesterday will require supermarkets to donate all unsold, edible food to charity in a bid to cut food waste.

UK minister warns industry over sugar tax

UK minister warns industry over sugar tax

The report warned that SMEs would be adversely hit by additional administrative costs of mandatory labelling

Mandatory origin labelling: Costs outweigh the benefits, says EC

Sensory properties of wheat varies being ignored

Sensory properties of wheat varies being ignored

Germany aims to boost land switch for organic farming

Germany aims to boost land switch for organic farming

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Many still oblivious to obesity threats

Many still oblivious to obesity threats

Are you Twitter ready? Social media strategies must add value, says Twitter guru

Are you Twitter ready? Social media strategies must add value, says Twitter guru

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Tree-mendous: NPD boom in plant waters, with 'natural' and 'no preservatives' leading health claims

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Tesco commits to 5% sugar reduction in own label food and drinks

Tesco commits to 5% sugar reduction in own label food and drinks

"A major EU public health initiative was effectively obstructed by corporate lobby groups. Some civil servants, even though in charge of public health in the EU have served corporate interests over public ones," says the report

Exposed: How powerful lobbies thwarted hormone chemical regulation

"Better Regulation will ensure that policy is prepared, implemented and reviewed in an open, transparent manner, informed by the best available evidence and backed up by involving stakeholders," says the EC.

The Better Regulation Package - will consumer protection be bettered or battered?

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Gin made with ants: Distillery adds new dimension to insect potential

Gin made with ants: Distillery adds new dimension to insect potential

"Recent changes in our tiny gut microbes and ... our microbiome are likely to be responsible for much of our obesity epidemic, as well as its deadly consequences of diabetes, cancer and heart disease," writes Spector.

Lack of diversity in processed foods may be causing obesity and cancer

Some emulsions effectively emulate the texture or taste of fat, while others mimic its appearance, digestibility or the response of appetite-regulating hormones

Understanding emulsions key to better low-fat foods: Study

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Arla Foods agrees to form joint venture with Egypt's largest dairy

Arla Foods agrees to form joint venture with Egypt's largest dairy

Industry must do more to battle global water crisis

Industry must do more to battle global water crisis

Should we stay or should we go? Food manufacturers want to be part of a strong EU, said the FDF

Food manufacturers ‘want to be part of strong EU’

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WHO backtracks on European obesity warnings

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Food companies face the challenge of increasing both production and sustainability through innovation without alienating consumers.

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