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EU food exports 'holding strong'

By Niamh Michail

EU food exports are “holding strong” with a 5.1% increase in value in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a Commission report.

Confectionery brands can outlive sugar regulation, but must act now, says HeyHuman, a brand agency that has worked with Mondelēz. ©GettyImages/BlindTurtle

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Sweetening the pill - preparing for a sugar tax extension

By Neil Davidson, managing director of HeyHuman

Inaction is not an option for confectionery brands if they want to survive in an age of increased regulation on sugared products, writes Neil Davidson, managing director of brand agency HeyHuman.

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Brexit puts food ‘at heart of government’, Gove claims

By Katy Askew

UK food and environment minister Michael Gove says that the government is placing food strategy at “the heart” of policy, a move the Brexiteer links to the strengthened autonomy Parliament will have following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

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IOI, Kerry support palm oil smallholders

By Katy Askew

Ingredients suppliers IOI Loders Croklaan and Kerry Group have partnered with Wild Asia and the Fortuna Palm Oil Mill in Sabah to implement a three-year small growers support program.

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Brexit report calls for food industry support

By Niamh Michail

The UK government must start investing in measures to support the food and farming sectors in case it fails to secure a free trade agreement with the EU, a parliamentary committee has warned.

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