Sweeteners (intense, bulk, polyols)

Stevia sweetener variant is 20 times more potent

The StarLeaf stevia leaf will be planted across thousands of hectares globally

A sweeter made from a stevia leaf that contains 20 times more steviol glycosides than the standard leaf variety is now available from PureCircle.

Processed food debate panellists: (l to r) Tamar Haspel, historian Rachel Laudan, Yoni Freedhoff, Chris Mallett and Richard Black

Firms encouraged to ‘invest in healthier products’

Sugar tax must be extended beyond soft drinks, says Food Standards Scotland

FSS backs extending sugar tax beyond soft drinks

Cancer threat: the study suggested the sweetener sucralose was linked to tumours in mice

Sweetener cancer link dismissed by EU safety body

Sugar replacer: MegaSweet is suitable for a variety of products, including ice cream

Bespoke sweetener now available in powder form

The sugar tax on soft drinks will be set at two bands – 5g and 8g per 100ml

Sugar tax needs to offer more incentive, claims IFS

Tate & Lyle reported an 85% rise in profit before tax (Flickr/Mike Mozart)

Tate & Lyle gains from weak pound in 85% profit rise

Proposals for a North Yorkshire sugar beet factory have been welcomed by the NFU (Al Khaleej International)

300-job sugar beet plans welcomed by NFU

Bakery tastes: consumers are looking for sustainable ingredients with provenance

Bakery spotlight: why the feelgood factor still matters

The EU’s advice will aim to establish a cut-off value for daily exposure to added sugars

EU to provide daily sugar intake advice by 2020

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