Sweeteners (intense, bulk, polyols)

Make water and seltzers available at checkouts instead of soda, says CSPI. Pic:getty/edhonowitz

‘Keep soda in the soda aisle’, says CSPI

By Rachel Arthur

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a US consumer advocacy organization, is urging the country’s top food retailers and sugary drink manufacturers to remove sugar-laden drinks from impulse buy locations in stores.

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Whole Foods reveals top 10 food trends to watch next year

By Mary Ellen Shoup

What will be trending in 2022? According to Whole Foods' annual food trends report, consumers are seeking products that contribute to their personal definition of wellbeing, whether it be less-boozy beverages, leafy greens grown locally, or ice cream...

Brazzein is 500-2,000 times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar). Picture credit: GettyImages-CherriesJD

Sweegen to launch high intensity sweetener brazzein in 2022

By Elaine Watson

Sweegen will expand its high-intensity sweeteners portfolio early next year with the addition of brazzein, an ultra-sweet tasting protein found in small quantities in the fruit of a West African plant called oubli, that can be produced on a commercial...

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Private equity firm acquires raw honey brand, Local Hive Honey

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Marking its first acquisition for its new fund, Charlotte, North Carolina-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners has acquired raw and unfiltered honey brand, Local Hive Honey. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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