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What is glucose-fructose syrup? (Q&A)
05 April 2018

What is glucose-fructose syrup? (Q&A)

Glucose-Fructose Syrup is a liquid made of starch, used in the manufacturing of foods and drinks due to its taste and the ability to blend with other ingredients. Is it good or bad for our health?

Food technologies: securing our future food supply
02 February 2018

Food technologies: securing our future food supply

By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to reach a record over 9 billion people. This projected rise, coupled with rapid urbanisation, will create many societal and environmental challenges. Innovative food technologies offer exciting solutions to help us to prepare for the increased strain on agricultural resources, reduce food waste and provide adequate nutrition for all. We explore the potential opportunities for three technologies in contributing towards long-term food security.

High school: The ideal time to introduce food safety habits
15 December 2017

High school: The ideal time to introduce food safety habits

A recent study by researchers from Ontario, Canada indicates that high school students are an important but overlooked audience for safe food handling education. The research highlights that high school is an ideal time to instil food safety knowledge, as many students prepare to make the transition from passive observers to active participants in the kitchen.

Food additives used in the EU
15 December 2017

Food additives used in the EU

A list of food additives used in the European Union.

Should we cut the carbs and opt for fats? 
06 October 2017

Should we cut the carbs and opt for fats? 

Recent media headlines claim that low-fat diets could increase your risk of early death by almost one quarter.  However, the coverage is based on a study that mainly looked at people in lower- and middle- income countries outside Europe, so it may not be relevant for the general European population.

Should we forget five-a-day? Not so fast!
06 October 2017

Should we forget five-a-day? Not so fast!

Recent media headlines claim that three servings of fruit and veg is enough to live longer. Should we forget about current recommendations for five portions a day? 

Can too much salt double your risk of heart failure?
06 October 2017

Can too much salt double your risk of heart failure?

A high salt consumption increases our blood pressure- High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart failure. Could decreasing our salt intake prevent our risk of heart failure?

Trust in science in the post-fact era
03 October 2017

Trust in science in the post-fact era

It’s been said that we have arrived at the 'post-fact' era. In this era, people are no longer convinced by lengthy arguments because the foundation of arguments is no longer based in facts but in emotion. This conference looked at how social media can influence public perception, how the post-fact era has influenced science journalism and science, and how different stakeholders could play a part in creating a new ‘fact era’.

2017 Fipronil contaminated eggs - Things to know
23 August 2017

2017 Fipronil contaminated eggs - Things to know

Millions of eggs have been removed from supermarket shelves after the discovery that some eggs, originating from farms in the Netherlands, were contaminated with an insecticide called fipronil. So far, contaminated eggs have been found in 16 European countries.

Fermented foods for health?
22 August 2017

Fermented foods for health?

Fermented foods have been consumed for centuries across the globe. Recently, they have become trendy. What exactly are fermented foods? Are they good for our health?