All news articles for October 2010

EFSA strikes a blow against cocoa health claims

EFSA strikes a blow against cocoa health claims

By Jane Joseph

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) has struck a blow to the confectionery industry by saying there is not enough evidence to support a link between cocoa flavanols and some of the often touted health benefits.

Warning that sugar prices could surge to 30-year high

Warning that sugar prices could surge to 30-year high

By Jane Bryne

The leading traders of physical raw sugar claim that the commodity is likely to surge to a 30-year high in the coming months, with all eyes on the pending Indian sugar crop output which is hoped will ease supply pressures.

Mars: An R&D problem shared is a problem halved...

Mars: An R&D problem shared is a problem halved...

By Elaine Watson

Mars, a private company once famed for its secrecy, is cranking up efforts to engage with external collaborators via the launch of a new open innovation website, in which it will invite potential partners to help it solve its research and development...