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Scientists create butter-like spread with 80% water

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Cornell University food scientists have created a low-calorie butter-like spread that consists of 80% water and minuscule drops of vegetable oil and milk fat, mimicking the look and texture of dairy butter without the use of artificial stabilizers.

Processed palm oil contains particularly high levels of 3-MCPD. © iStock/scanrail

EFSA increases safe levels for contaminant 3-MCPD

By Niamh Michail

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has more than doubled the tolerable daily intake (TDI) for the contaminant 3-MCPD, linked to reduced male fertility and kidney damage.

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