• Apple and cider by-product could help tackle obesity

    Apple and cider by-product could help tackle obesity

    A Welsh consortium has secured £350,000 of research and development funding to help tackle childhood obesity using apples.
    The funding from Welsh Government’s Food and Drink Division and Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative will be used to develop a method of utilising apple pomace, a by-product of apple juice and cider production, to develop a food ingredient that could reduce levels of sugar and saturated fat in range of popular food items.

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  • Last chance to enter PPMA Awards

    Last chance to enter PPMA Awards

    The PPMA Group Industry Awards, which recognise manufacturing excellence, technical innovation, entrepreneurship as well as outstanding achievement and contribution to the industry, will this year take place at a new venue, the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at the NEC on September 25th.

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  • Grants of £2,500 for British exhibitors in UAE

    Grants of £2,500 for British exhibitors in UAE

    British companies are being invited to exhibit at the largest plastics and rubber exhibition in the UAE region, Arabplast, and potentially benefit from Department for International Trade (DIT) grants of £2,500 per company.

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  • Drinking changes young adults’ metabolite profile

    Drinking changes young adults’ metabolite profile

    Adolescent drinking is associated with changes in the metabolite profile, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows. Some of these changes were found to correlate with reduced brain grey matter volume, especially in young women who are heavy drinkers. The findings shed new light on the biological implications of adolescent drinking, and could contribute to the development of new treatments.

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  • FachPack brings new features and greater numbers

    FachPack brings new features and greater numbers

    Alongside 1,500 exhibition booths, more than 40,000 trade visitors are expected to attend the forthcoming FachPack, the European trade show for packaging, processing and technology.

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  • Dog display team promotes healthy eating at station

    Dog display team promotes healthy eating at station

    Commuters travelling through Waterloo in London were recently treated to an impressive performance by the Southern Golden Retreivers Display Team, which took over the station for the day.

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