Nutrition labelling helps, but self-control complicates food choices

Nutrition labelling helps, but self-control complicates food choices

Consumers can make healthier choices from both traffic light and numerical labelling, but individuals’ levels of self-control can make a big difference to the effectiveness of an intervention, according to two new studies.


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Mars, Nestlé and Hershey face fresh cocoa child labor class action lawsuits

Mars, Nestlé and Hershey face fresh cocoa child labor class action lawsuits

Three class action lawsuits brought in California allege Mars, Nestlé and Hershey use child labor to produce their best-selling chocolate brands. The firms say they are tackling the issue and will fight the cases.


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Opinion: Reform state CPAs to protect brands like Mentos from ‘absurd’ lawsuits

Opinion: Reform state CPAs to protect brands like Mentos from ‘absurd’ lawsuits

US state legislators should revise Consumer Protection Acts so confectioners are not hit with ‘preposterous’ lawsuits such as one accusing Perfetti Van Melle of slack filling gum packs, writes the president of the American Tort Reform Association.


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Confectioners to ditch non-artificial additive colors as EU rules enter full force, says GNT

Confectioners to ditch non-artificial additive colors as EU rules enter full force, says GNT

Coloring Foods supplier GNT says the global confectionery market will rapidly move away from artificial and additive colors as an implementation period to conform with EU rules on colors looms.


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High-fat diets lead to overeating because of 'faulty' brain signalling

High-fat diets lead to overeating because of ‘faulty’ brain signalling

Disrupted insulin signalling in the brain along with a high-fat diet may result in overconsumption, while a normal diet has no effect, say researchers – who suggest that these altered brain functions can lead to us overconsuming fatty foods.


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