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Do soda taxes reduce childhood obesity?

By Rachel Arthur

The potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes to tackle childhood obesity has been a key rationale for their introduction. How effective are they?

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Organic sales ‘bounce back to a higher growth rate’ to reach nearly $70bn in 2023

By Elizabeth Crawford

New data from the Organic Trade Association shows organic sales “bouncing back” after a post-pandemic and inflation-induced slowdown in incremental grown in recent years, with research from SPINS suggesting the products best positioned to seize this growth...

Tea prices are rising for a range of reasons. Image Source: Getty Images/imv

Why is the price of tea going up?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Like many other commodities, tea is increasing in price. This is due to instability: instability in the climate and instability in the world of geopolitics.

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NPD Trend Tracker: The functional beverage edition

By Flora Southey

This week’s new product development round-up is celebrating all things functionality in the beverage category. From mushrooms to adaptogens and CBD, we profile the latest drinks and ingredients promising much more than hydration.

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La Colombe introduces new RTD Draft Lattes and brand redesign

By Deniz Ataman

La Colombe’s new RTD Draft Lattes use the same technology as its draft lattes in its cafes to deliver the same velvety foam finish in five flavors, in addition to three plant-based formats, which are all part of the brand’s new redesign.

The reputation of non-sugar sweeteners has taken a hit in recent times. Is it deserved? GettyImages/bit245

Do non-sugar sweeteners make people hungrier?

By Flora Southey

This is the question posed by researchers, who also wanted to find out whether swapping out sugar for artificial and natural sweeteners reduces blood sugar levels.

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