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NFU slams Arla price reduction

NFU slams Arla price reduction

6 Jan 2015

The UK’s National Farmers Union (NFU) has reacted angrily to the announcement by Arla that the company is reducing the price it pays for milk. Arla Foods had announced that the on-account price will reduce by 2.5 euro cents per kg in Europe which equat...

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Fast food: no more unhealthy than it was

Fast food: no more unhealthy than it was

6 Jan 2015

Two new reports from researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University show little change in fast food portion sizes and product formulation between 1996 and 2013.  Led by Alice H. Lichtenstein, director ...

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HFCS more toxic than sucrose, researchers conclude

HFCS more toxic than sucrose, researchers conclude

6 Jan 2015

When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and lifespan of f...

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Study: Nordic diet can impact low-grade inflammation

Study: Nordic diet can impact low-grade inflammation

6 Jan 2015

A Nordic study led by the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland has discovered that the health-promoting Nordic diet reduces the expression of inflammation-associated genes in subcutaneous adipose tissue...

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Arab Dairy Products gets another suitor

Arab Dairy Products gets another suitor

31 Dec 2014

The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) has approved a request from Al Noor for Dairy Industries, a subsidiary of French dairy company Lactalis, to launch a tender offer for 6 million shares, or 100% of Arab Dairy Products. Al Noor has offe...

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Rabobank: sugar market faces “strong headwinds”

Rabobank: sugar market faces “strong headwinds”

30 Dec 2014

Strong headwinds look set to impact the sugar industry, with abundant global sugar stocks continuing to weigh on world market prices, according to Rabobank’s Sugar Quarterly Q4. Although prices have been under pressure for some time, projections sugges...

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Nestlé commits CHF22m to epigenetics research

Nestlé commits CHF22m to epigenetics research

29 Dec 2014

Nestlé is to intensify its research in the field of epigenetics, the science of how eating behaviours and other environmental factors can affect genes, health and that of  offspring, for future generations to come. The company has announced it will con...

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Frutarom acquires Vitiva for $10m

Frutarom acquires Vitiva for $10m

24 Dec 2014

Frutarom has continued its momentum of acquisitions and the implementation of its strategy for rapid and profitable growth with the announcement of the signing of an agreement to purchase the shares of Vitiva of Slovenia for a cash payment of approxima...

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India commercial trials of dairy photopurification begin

India commercial trials of dairy photopurification begin

24 Dec 2014

Liquid photopurification company SurePure has announced that, following the Indian Food Safety regulatory body’s (FSSAI) approval of the use of SurePure’s proprietary photopurification technology as an alternative process to thermal pasteurizatio...

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Scientists analyse Paleo diet

Scientists analyse Paleo diet

23 Dec 2014

The Paleolithic diet, or caveman diet, a weight-loss craze in which people emulate the diet of plants and animals eaten by early humans during the Stone Age, gives modern calorie-counters great freedom because those ancestral diets likely differed subs...

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Parmalat strengthens Australian presence

Parmalat strengthens Australian presence

23 Dec 2014

Parmalat Australia is to acquire Longwarry Food Park which operates in the state of Victoria and specialises in the production of milk powders, cream cheese, and fresh and UHT milk products. Longwarry has grown significantly over recent years and owns ...

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Callebaut publishes GRI report

Callebaut publishes GRI report

23 Dec 2014

Barry Callebaut has announced the publication of its GRI report 2013/14. The company says that the report details its performance in a transparent manner and across its most important sustainability topics, focusing on the indicators of relevance to th...

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