Beneo: EFSA forced us to change our strategy

Beneo: EFSA forced us to change our strategy

Dominique Speelers is a long-time Beneo man who has seen a lot in his 15 years with the European ingredients giant from back when it was Belgian inulin and chicory player Beneo-Orafti and now as a board member of the more European, more international, more portfolio diverse, Sudzucker-owned Beneo Group.


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Cocoa flavanols improve blood vessel function in kidney disease patients: Study

Cocoa flavanols improve blood vessel function in kidney disease patients: Study

Drinking a beverage rich in cocoa flavanols improved blood vessel function and reduces diastolic blood pressure in individuals with kidney failure, German research has found. 


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RSPO to publish members’ plantation maps in wake of Indonesia’s forest fires

RSPO to publish members’ plantation maps in wake of Indonesia’s forest fires

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will publish maps of all its members’ palm oil plantations – with the exception of Malaysia – in the hope closer monitoring will prevent forest fires and peat land destruction. But is this enough?


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French Kiss aims to dominate premium Russian confectionery market by 2017

French Kiss aims to dominate premium Russian confectionery market by 2017

French Kiss aims to become the number one player in Russia in the premium hand-made chocolate and confectionery space by 2017, in terms of sales, production volume and number of retail outlets, says VIYM.


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Supplemented chocolate: A new confections category set for growth, says Energems

Supplemented chocolate: A new confections category set for growth, says Energems

Energems has been accepted as a member at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and says the new confectionery category of chocolate energy supplements it has created is poised for growth.


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