Multinational firms sell poorer quality (but more expensive) food to Eastern Europeans

Multinational firms sell poorer quality (but more expensive) food to Eastern Europeans

Multinational food firms are manufacturing poorer quality, unhealthier (but sometimes more expensive) versions of their trademarked brands for the Eastern Europe market, says the Czech Republic, which wants to see EU legislation to protect consumers. It’s ‘ethically problematic but not illegal’, say experts – so can anything actually be done? 


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Sweet potential: Tongue enzyme research may aid zero calorie sweetener industry

Sweet potential: Tongue enzyme research may aid zero calorie sweetener industry

The discovery of ‘gut enzymes’ in sweet taste receptors on the tongue could point industry towards a new route in the development of non-caloric sweeteners, say those behind the research.


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‘The weakest link’: ICCO advocates for big cocoa estates in smallholder zones

‘The weakest link’: ICCO advocates for big cocoa estates in smallholder zones

Cocoa producer living income can be increased by gradually introducing large estates in traditionally smallholder areas, says the International Cocoa Organization’s executive director.


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Ethical labels are worth €709 billion globally – so which one is best for your product?

Ethical labels are worth €709 billion globally – so which one is best for your product?

Fairtrade in France but organic in Austria? Euromonitor analysed 26,000 products across the world to help manufacturers understand which ethical labels work best for their products, depending on the country, category and forecast growth rates.


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