Wrigley pioneers new gum production method
Gum production could be revolutionized thanks to a new method
developed by the Wrigley company.
Mars promotes cocoa-flavanols' health benefits
Confectionary giant Mars has lauded recently published research as
further evidence of the benefits of flavanols from cocoa for a wide
range of health conditions, and looks set to lead to a new wave of
cocoa flavanol-enriched products...
Sweet, fat taste preference equal in men and women, suggests study
The preference of fat or sweet foods amongst obese adults is equal,
and more related to personality type and eating behaviour than
gender, suggests new research from Sweden.
Glycaemic index review could help food makers
A new review could help food developers and technical managers
appreciate how dietary fibre influences the glycaemic index of
foods, especially cereal products.
Study finds obesity lifestyle links
The evening meal is when the majority of overweight consumers
receive those extra calories too many, according to recent research
by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Consumers confused about sweetener safety, says study
Despite growing awareness of the health threat of obesity,
Americans are still confused about the safety of the most commonly
available sugar substitutes, claims an NGO.
Cocoa reduces risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, says study
Unprocessed cocoa reduces the risks of cancer and cardiovascular
disease, according to a study by Harvard Medical School and Mars.
More support for dark chocolate's heart benefits.
A daily treat of dark chocolate can improve overall heart health
and reduce the risk of heart disease, say researchers from Zurich.
Barry Callebaut chocolate could be good for the brain
The world's leading cocoa processor Barry Callebaut said yesterday
that it had new evidence to support the anti-cancer and anti-ageing
benefits of its healthy chocolate Acticoa.
Comfort food consumption varies with gender emotions, says study
Gender, age and culture are decisive factors when it comes to the
consumption of comfort foods, according to a new study.
Nut allergies may not last, says study
As Europe prepares for tougher rules on allergen labeling, a new
study has found that allergies to almonds, pecans, cashews and
other tree nuts may not be lifelong.
Nestlé, ADM and Cargill go to court over cocoa child labour
Leading cocoa suppliers Nestle, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill
are being sued by a US labour rights firm over accusations of
forced child labour.
Olfaction's role in taste is powerful, confirms new 'dual sense' research
Ramifications for food formulation as fundamental research on
chocolate smells finds olfaction is uniquely a "dual" sense, in
that the brain perceives the same smell molecule differently if it
arrives through the nose rather...
Cocoa research could guarantee crop quality and yield
A new research project aimed at improving the quality and yields of
cocoa crops through a better understanding of the plant's genetic
make-up is being undertaken by the UK's University of Reading.
Corn refiners challenge validity of fructose study
The Corn Refiners Association has claimed that a recent study
linking fructose in soft drinks with added body fat
"mischaracterizes high fructose corn syrup".