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    Aug 2018

    Can chocolate really taste the same with reduced sugar?

    In 2017, Public Health England (PHE) proposed that the food and drink industry reduce sugar levels in their products by 20% by 2020 in a bid to tackle the growing concerns of child obesity. Yet, more than a year on, food and drink manufacturers have failed to meet the sugar reduction targets, with only cereal, […] ...

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    Aug 2018


    While it may be the summer holidays and parents and children are enjoying the sunshine, farmers, brewers and food and drink manufacturers are feeling a different kind of heat. With the continuous heatwave bearing down on Europe during the past few months comes concerns of rising cost pressures for numerous agricultural cereal growers. Lack of […] ...

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    Aug 2018

    EU sugar beet production on a high!

    According to newly published research presented to the International Sugar Organisation (IOS), in the recent past, productivity gains spanning the cane sugar sector have been generally flat. However, in the leading EU sugar producing countries, sugar output per hectare is higher on average, than the average of top cane sugar producers. Also, since the millennium, […] ...

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    Jul 2018

    Artificial Sweeteners and Your Health

    The debate between sugars versus artificial sweeteners has been going on for decades. Public Health England, celebrity chefs, diet enthusiasts and health officials constantly drum into the publics’ mind that replacing sugar in food and drink with a substitute is the way forward to combatting obesity and living a fuller, healthier life. But, and it’s […] ...

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    Jul 2018

    The Sugar Debate

    Sugar is constantly coming under scrutiny in the media, whether it is manufacturers reducing the sugar content in products, celebrity chefs non-stop publicising the potential dangers of sugar, the Government enforcing sugar taxes or Public Health officials warning of the dangers of obesity, meaning it’s a topical debate that keeps escalating. In March 2017 the […] ...

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    Jul 2018

    Can syrups take the place of sugar in bakery?

    With the government targeting refined sugar as part of its drive to cut obesity, bakers can use syrups to create sweetness in baked goods, but what complications do they bring? In the ongoing clamour to cut sugar from the nation’s diets – given fresh impetus by last month’s Public Health England findings  – baked goods […] ...

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