Sweeteners (intense, bulk, polyols)

Researchers identified a link between artificial sweetener intake and CVD risk, but industry takes issue with the nature of the study. GettyImages/PatriciaEnciso

Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of cardiovascular diseases?

By Flora Southey

A ‘potential direct’ link between artificial sweetener intake and increased cardiovascular disease risk has been suggested by researchers, but industry is fighting back: “There is no causal evidence that low/no calorie sweeteners could increase the risk...

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Study finds link between ultra-processed foods and mental health

By Mary Ellen Shoup

A study exploring the connection between ultra-processed foods (UPF) consumption and reported adverse mental health symptoms found that participants who had a diet high in UPF were more likely to report instances of 'mentally unhealthy' and...

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Vetting suppliers becomes ever more crucial as US-China tensions rise

By Hank Schultz

Heightened US-China tensions have caused planners in all industrial sectors to reevaluate their sourcing arrangements. Stakeholders in the dietary supplement industry say having firm relationships with well-vetted suppliers is the best way to manage...

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Plant-based milk for kids: Kiki Milk taps into unmet market need

By Mary Ellen Shoup

When it comes to plant-based milks for kids, the options are few and far between, say Alex and Lauren Abelin, founders of Kiki Milk, which is made with organic oats, hemp seeds, sprouted pumpkin seeds, coconut, and other “whole food ingredients.”

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Pectin's "a-peeling" future

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Reducing sugars, not functionality.

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