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Bermuda launches sugar tax consultation

By Rachel Arthur

Bermuda has launched a public consultation for its proposed sugar tax, which would cover sugar-sweetened beverages, candies and plain sugar.

Seattle soda tax comes into effect

Seattle soda tax comes into effect

By Rachel Arthur

Seattle has introduced its tax on sugar sweetened beverages this month, while researchers from the University of Washington have been tasked with assessing the effectiveness of the measure over the next four years.

'Soy remains a highly accepted food and ingredient globally, especially when it comes to protein,' ADM president of proteins says. ©GettyImages/HandmadePictures

The Rise of Non-Dairy Alternatives

Soy holds strong in fevered plant-based protein market

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While the plant-based protein market becoming more crowded with new sources, long-standing player soy has managed to stay relevant to consumers, according to Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Consumers want hydration and more from beverages, in order to cope with busy lives. Pic:getty/romolotavani

Functional drinks get top spot in US health and wellness beverages

By Rachel Arthur

Functional and fortified beverages were the best performers in US health and wellness beverages in 2016, with strong continued growth testament to consumers’ interest in the category. Meanwhile, the sustained growth of energy and sports drinks – which...

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Industry hits out at ‘scapegoating’ as France amends sugar tax

By Katy Askew

Sugar industry body CEDUS Le Sucre has attacked what it described as “unacceptable” and “damaging” moves from the French government to “scapegoat” the sugar industry as legislators put in place moves to amend the country’s sugar tax.

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