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More should be done to boost the micronutrient content of plants, says professor Christine Williams

Plant-based diets ‘can be healthier and greener’

By Rick Pendrous

Plant-based diets were “probably” healthier and more sustainable for the planet, but further research was needed to confirm initial indications, an eminent nutrition scientist has claimed.

Sainsbury's Judith Batchelar called for concerted action on food portion sizes

BNF 50th Anniversary Conference

Sainsbury calls for standardised food portion sizes

By Rick Pendrous

Sainsbury’s director of brand has called for standardisation of food portion sizes to “create a level playing field” in the battle against growing obesity levels in the UK.

SACN’s advice is for the first year of life

Give babies iron and calcium from six months: science body

By Noli Dinkovski

Complementary foods for babies should be encouraged from around six months of age and should include iron- and calcium-containing foods, a draft report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has recommended.

Portion sizes: ‘A 500g [gluten-free] ready meal could actually have a lot of gluten’

Sainsbury calls for agreed allergen threshold limits

By Rick Pendrous

Sainsbury’s head of analytical testing has called for agreement on threshold limits for the presence of allergens in food and drink to provide reassurance to food manufacturers, retailers and, most importantly, consumers about the risk of allergic reactions.

Read the Food Manufacture Group's 90th Birthday supplement in the September issue of the Food Manufacture magazine

FOOD MANUFACTURE'S 90TH BIRTHDAY

Nutrition’s future is linked to epigenetics

By Matt Atherton

The science of food nutrition has advanced more over the past 50 years than at any time before, says the British Nutrition Foundation director general Professor Judy Buttriss.

Glanbia sales increased 9.9% at constant currency in the six months to July 1

Glanbia sales up 10% after starting new joint venture

By Matt Atherton

Nutrition firm Glanbia reported a 9.9% rise in group revenue, at constant currency, to £1.67bn (€1.85bn), after starting a new joint venture, and selling 60% of its Dairy Ireland business.

Young scientists are being put off starting careers in nutrition research

UK nutrition research faces ‘potential’ crisis

By Noli Dinkovski

Nutrition research in the UK is facing a “potential crisis” and needs to have more food industry involvement if it is going to offer real benefit to people’s health, a new review has claimed.

Digital print meets Innate's needs

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Digital print meets Innate's needs

By Rick Pendrous

Healthy snacks brand Innate is using digitally printed pouches from Uni Packaging for its growing product range. 

London-based Erbology makes organic food from nutritional-rich plants

Two UK food start-ups named in PepsiCo programme

By Noli Dinkovski

Two UK food start-ups have won a €25,000 (£22,000) grant and six months’ free advice after being named as part of PepsiCo’s first incubator programme in Europe.

Plant protein demand is forecast to double in just eight years

Pea protein giant in €40M plant spend

By Noli Dinkovski

A plant-based ingredients maker is to meet growing global demand for pea protein by ploughing €40M (£35M) into increasing its production capacity in France.

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