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Sustainability and profits go hand in hand, says Nizo

Shareholders are increasingly looking for evidence that a food company has green projects ingrained in the management strategy, says Nizo Food Research, which is organising a workshop on how to make sustainability profitable.

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Danisco agreement to squeeze grape polyphenol demand

Dansico says it has strengthened its hand within the market for polyphenol-rich ingredients through a new cooperation to globally supply a range of grape extracts.

Heart study to keep pressure on salt reduction targets: Study

As food formulators continue to reformulate for lower salt foods, a Harvard-led study adds further support for cutting sodium and boosting potassium intakes.

Real Good Food combines bakery and sugar divisions

The Real Good Food Company has announced it is consolidating two of its businesses which serve the baking industry to stream-line its management team and build on innovation capabilities.

Eastern Europe offers growth momentum, report

Political and economic stability in Eastern Europe makes an attractive proposition for food and drink manufacturers, according to Leatherhead, especially as Western European markets are marked by maturity and recession.

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EFSA publishes list of functional article 13 health claims from NutraIngredients

EFSA has published the list of functional health claims it has received from the Commission to be assessed under article 13 of the new health claims regulation; while the publication has been cautiously welcomed by industry, doubts remain about meeting the January 2010 deadline.

Labelling of GE animals sought from FoodProductionDaily

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been criticised for ignoring consumers’ right to choose what they eat after it announced that it will not require labelling on meat or fish from genetically engineered (GE) animals.

Coffee may decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s: Study from NutraIngredients

Drinking between three and five cups of coffee a day in middle age could decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by 65 per cent, says a new study from Scandinavia.

Pre-term omega-3 may boost brain development for girls, not boys from NutraIngredients

Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA may boost the neurodevelopment of prematurely-born baby girls, but premature boys don’t get the same benefits, says a new study.

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