Depending on where you live, you may be consuming honey that contains high levels of lead, according to a study conducted by Macquarie University researchers.
NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, has announced they will be imposing a 250-calorie limit on confectionery sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and other outlets.
Sugar is widely associated with health concerns and obesity, but Sunshine Sugar aims to be the first in the world to install the technology to produce a sugar that is rich in antioxidants with a low glycemic index, called nucane.
An American Cancer Society study has concluded that global efforts to address the obesity epidemic will be hampered with sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), which have become more affordable worldwide and more widely consumed.
Demand for alternative sweeteners in the food market is forecast to be $870 million by 2020, with food applications continuing to take market share from beverage applications — albeit at a slowing rate.
Researchers have designed a process to obtain sweeteners like mannitol or ribitol from widely available, renewable, cheap products like glucose or arabinose.
A report by JAMA Internal Medicine suggests the sugar industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to cast doubt on the hazards of sugar and to promote dietary fat as the culprit in heart disease.
PureCircle, a leading producer of high-purity stevia ingredients, will receive a United States patent application pertaining to the use of Rebaudioside M (Reb M) in beverage applications.
FSANZ is inviting submissions on a proposal to increase the maximum permitted level for the Acesulphame potassium sweetener in chewing gum.
Agricultural biotech company Stevia First Corp has developed a combined processing method for sugarcane and stevia leaf, aimed at lowering the barriers to entry into steviol processing.
A natural fruit juice made from monk fruit, a small Chinese melon, is being touted as a natural way to reduce sugar in everyday foods and beverages such as cereals, yoghurts and juices, without compromising flavour.
Given the increasing noise around sugar's ill effects on health, one would expect the sugar-free confectionery market to be booming. But this isn't the case: sugar-free lines accounted for less than 7% of global confectionery launches in 2014.
According to a report published by Canadean, consumers love the idea of natural sweeteners, but our taste buds are still adjusting.
NutraSweet has announced it will shut down its aspartame and L-phenylalanine production plant by the end of 2014 as part of a move to exit the aspartame segment of its business.