Sugar Reduction

Four of the 2019 EIT Food projects cover fortied snacks, the first banana based breakfast, sugar reduced chocolate for cookies and healthier wheat. Pics: ©GettyImages

Snacks, baked goods and cereals targeted by EIT Food for 2019 focus

By Gill Hyslop

Nutrient infused veggie chips, banana-based breakfast cereal, sugar reduced chocolate chip cookies and biostimulated wheat to increase yield and quality are some of the 2019 projects being undertaking by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology...

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The big debate: Can sugar survive a public health crisis?

By Niamh Michail

The world is getting fatter and unhealthier - are smaller portions and diet drinks really going to help when they sit next to full-sugar, supersized products? Is it time to tax or is industry doing enough? Catch the highlights from our live debate.

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A 20% sugar cut by 2020? ‘It won’t be possible,’ says FDF

By Niamh Michail

A 20% sugar cut across all food categories by 2020 – as per voluntary targets set by the UK government – is not technically possible, nor would it be acceptable to consumers, industry lobby the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has said.