All news articles for June 2024

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Back to black: Why licorice is having a renaissance

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe and Jess Spiring

From ancient medicine, to modern European delicacy, licorice is finally going global. Here’s what you need to know about confectionery’s black gold

According to the World Health Organization, 2.7m people die in Europe every year due to four major commercial products – one of which is ultra-processed food. GettyImages/gerenme

Ultra-processed food kills, says WHO

By Flora Southey

The World Health Organization is linking ultra-processed food, alcohol, tobacco, and fossil fuel industries to millions of deaths in Europe every year.

Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter Layla Andrews and her mum Karen helped launch Cadbury's Memory Bar Boxes. Image credit: Mondelēz International

Sweet gestures: Meet the brands using candy to change lives

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Thoughtful charity collaborations from Cadbury, Swizzels and Tony Chocolonely’s are helping raise funds and awareness for UK causes by leveraging their unique relationship with confectionery consumers. Here’s how