Does Sugar Cause Obesity?

Posted on:August 12, 2018

“So, when you see someone who is obese…do you ask, ‘Is it too much sugar; is it too much carbohydrate; or is it just too [insert colorful adjective] much?” Professor Julie Miller Jones, of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, … Continue reading


Problems with Labeling Added Sugars

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Food manufacturers take note: There still remains an important, albeit small (perhaps 1-1/2 year) window of opportunity for food and beverage companies to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) to modify or eliminate its pending sugar-labeling regulations, according … Continue reading


Is Removing Caloric Sugars the Answer?

Posted on:August 9, 2018

“Humans have a strong preference for sweet taste, but that’s a problem from a health perspective. In order to develop reduced-sugar products, food formulators need to understand how sweet taste works,” said Nancy E. Rawson, Ph.D., Associate Director of the … Continue reading


What Are Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Sweeteners

Posted on:August 8, 2018

Tom Vierhile, MBA, Innovation Insights Director with the UK-based data management company GlobalData, gave a thoughtful discussion on consumer feelings about sweeteners that ended with a summary of unique future developments in sugar reduction. He began his presentation, “Sweeteners in … Continue reading


Challenges and Solutions: Managing a Clean Label Supply Chain

Posted on:August 6, 2018

“As you have all probably come to realize by now, we are dealing with a clean label market that is still quite immature,” said Will Lennon, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Imbibe, a beverage development company. “This means that pricing hasn’t … Continue reading


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