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By: Sara Petersson

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    October 23, 2017
    A treasured protector of our health, fibre is certainly an interesting nutrient that often perhaps doesn’t receive the consumer accolades it deserves. In the world of excess and overconsumption, it seems strange that fibre is the odd one out.  Commonly described as a component of a plant, which cannot be completely broken down by human […]
    July 21, 2017
    In the words of director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, the obesity and diabetes epidemics represent a “slow-motion disaster”. In 2016 65% of countries researched by Euromonitor International had an overweight and obesity prevalence of over 50%, while in countries such as the US, Venezuela and Mexico the same figure reached over […]
    January 26, 2017
    The new EU law on food information to consumers ((EU) No 1169/2011) making it compulsory to provide nutrition information is officially applying as of 13 December 2016, two years after the regulation entered into application (on 13 December 2014). What are the labelling requirements and how do they compare to the recently announced US label, […]
    October 21, 2016
    On 12 October 2016, the Sugarwise kite mark founders organised a summit in the House of Commons, aimed at discussing current states of obesity, sugar overconsumption and ways of promoting low sugar and overall healthier diets. The perfectly balanced blend of health specialists, public health campaign and charity representatives, as well as food and drink […]
    October 17, 2016
    The new edition of Passport Nutrition is out and with that a whole set of exciting data to unveil. This time, not only will we discover the nutrients purchased from Packaged Food (PF) and Soft Drinks (SD), but also Fresh Foods (FF) and Alcoholic Drinks (AD). With malnutrition, and diet-related diseases still on the rise, […]
    June 16, 2016
    23 June is fast approaching, and while some argue that Brexit is Britain’s once in a lifetime opportunity for a better and more secure future, others see it as a mere fantasy of regaining its imperial powers.
    April 23, 2016
    2014 Passport nutrition data shows that the average UK consumer buys around 34kg of sugar each year.
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    May 30, 2018
    Public policy makers, influencers and consumers, have putting pressure on the soft drinks industry to take responsibility for their role in public health issues and produce healthier business models for the future. The focus has largely been for brands to change their recipes, however, the industry has responded with a magnitude of strategies, which not […]
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    May 2, 2017
    Sugar has been portrayed by the mainstream media as the number one demon in our food. Supporting this is an ever increasing link between sugar consumption, obesity and diet-related disease. This negative depiction of sugar has reached a point where it is compared to other harmful substances, such as alcohol, tobacco and even certain hard […]
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