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Hunger under siege: How UNICEF is tackling malnutrition in Syria

Political neutrality, besieged communities and an escalating amount of mouths to feed. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has a lot to contend with if it is to reach the two million children and mothers it intends to with nutrition products this year. 

What if... the EU banned energy drink sales to under 18s

An EU-wide ban on selling energy drinks to under 18s would see volume sales fall by over 70 million litres, if the impact of similar legislation in Lithuania is anything to go by. The low-priced end of the market would be hit hardest, with standard and premium ranges remaining relatively unscathed. 

FSA budget cuts: what it means for food safety

Budget cuts at the Food Standards Agency and local authorities mean change is afoot, reports Michelle Perrett.

Negotiating the balance: The host-microbiota relationship

Insights into the gut microbiome in recent years have greatly accelerated our understanding of the role the gastrointestinal tract has in human health, well-being and disease outcomes.

Food industry needs to help people age healthily

There are more people in the world aged over 60 than ever before. Michelle Perrett discovers what the industry needs to do to help them age healthily.

UK herbal sector to feel (righteous) pain as THMPD enforcement kicks in for real?

The EU herbal products sector has come in with a mixed reaction to the UK MHRA announcement last week that the sell-through period for unregistered herbal medicines would finish on April 30 next year – some welcome the market clarity and clean-up it promises. Others point to its draconian consequences. Others want something else all together...

IQ Chocolate preps sports performance cocoa health claim

Scottish chocolate start-up, IQ Chocolate, has high hopes for its “raw” dark chocolate bars within the high quality, functional foods sector and is currently in the initial stages of preparing a dossier for a health claim.