Commission urged to stop delaying trans fat report

Western European manufacturers have virtually eliminated artificial trans fats from processed foods voluntarily, but they remain widespread in Eastern Europe.

The European Commission should stop dragging its feet over its awaited trans fat report – and explain why it is already over six months overdue, says Socialist MEP.

While taxes on foods can lead to small drops in consumption, they are not the answer to our global obesity epidemic, argues Nathan Gray.

Let’s stop talking about ‘sin taxes’ as if they are the saviour of mankind

‘Emerging middle class’ drive B-brand growth

‘Emerging middle class’ drive B-brand growth

Women are more likely than men to have concerns over food safety and food issues in general, says the report.

Sugar tops UK food concerns

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FoodNavigator's July quiz

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65+ population to almost double to 1.1bn by 2030; protein seen as a big opportunity

Food industry fail? Elderly nutrition

Olive oil prices up 10% due to drought and disease

Olive oil prices up 10% due to drought and disease

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UK law to fight slavery in big firm supply chains

UK law to fight slavery in big firm supply chains

EU grants protected status to UK Bramley apple pie filling

EU grants protected status to UK Bramley apple pie filling

Debating the sugar tax: BMJ ‘head to head’ argues the case

Debating the sugar tax: BMJ ‘head to head’ argues the case

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Consumers are highly susceptible to the symbolic information that food marketers may specifically use on labelling to promote their products, write the researchers.

The power of symbolic wording on a food label

Maternal diet changes new-born heart 'tastebuds': Rat data

Maternal diet changes new-born heart 'tastebuds': Rat data

Skipping breakfast may put diabetics at risk of dangerous blood sugar spikes, warn researchers

Skipping breakfast may put diabetics at risk of dangerous blood sugar spikes, warn researchers

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#RibenaGate: Tesco to stop selling children’s drinks with added sugar, including Capri Sun and Ribena

#RibenaGate: Tesco to stop selling children’s drinks with added sugar, including Capri Sun and Ribena

CEO Adirek Sripratak says the deal will pave the way for CPF to expand further in Russia, "which has significant growth potential for meat consumption."

CPF Netherlands set to seal €614m Russian food processor

The company aims to become the leader in health and sustainable food in Europe, according to CEO Christophe Barnouin

Wessanen CEO: ‘A food revolution in Europe is starting and we want to play a leading role’

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Combining protein sources for better flavour and lower cost could hold future potential, Mintel said

What’s next for protein?

“Fat taste oral signalling, and the different signals caused by different alkyl chain lengths, may hold implications for food product development," suggest the research team.

Introducing oleogustus: Fat ‘confirmed’ as sixth basic taste

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