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Love Taste Co. on ‘explosion’ in demand for veggie smoothies

By Katy Askew

Love Taste Co. started as a smoothie stall in London’s Borough Market. Today, it generates retail sales approaching £40m a year. Founder Richard Canterbury talks growth, flavour trends and the “explosion” in demand for vegetable-based smoothies.

MEP sounds isoglucose health warning as EU quotas end

MEP sounds isoglucose health warning as EU quotas end

By Niamh Michail

At the end of the month, the EU sugar regime will end, liberalising the market after nearly 50 years of production quotas. But one MEP is questioning whether the Commission has considered the impact on Europeans’ health as manufacturers switch to isoglucose.

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What next for coconut’s millennial appeal?

By Katy Askew

The popularity of coconut-based products continues to rise thanks, in part, to their particular resonance with millennial consumers: What will the next big trend for coconut applications be?

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Europe ‘leading innovation’ in natural food ingredients, says Roha MD

By Katy Askew

Europe is “leading” innovation in the global trend towards natural ingredients in the food and beverage industry and Roha’s acquisition of Italian firm New Food Industry will give India’s Roha a bigger piece of the action, managing director Brijesh Tibrewala...

Cheap food has expensive consequences but how can we make 'better' food?

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Cheap food has expensive consequences but how can we make 'better' food?

By Niamh Michail

Cheap food has expensive consequences for people and the planet's health but how can we make healthier and more sustainable food a reality for a global population? Grass-root movements will be key but industry must also be receptive, says Carolyn...

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Should Europe follow in UK footsteps with childhood obesity strategy?

By David Burrows

As the UK’s childhood obesity strategy turned one last week, health campaigners lined up their critiques of the first 365 days. However, the government managed to sidestep any bad press by announcing an expansion of the plan’s focus (from sugar content...

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