About: sweeteners

Agrifood 24-09-2014

Scientists once again question the safety of aspartame

Artificial sweeteners found in diet soda and yoghurt, which are consumed by millions daily, can raise the blood sugar level instead of reducing it, according to a new study published by the scientific journal Nature.
Agrifood 04-03-2013

Sugar quota feeds bitter debate ahead of CAP vote

The European Commission’s sugar management committee has authorised the import of 584,000 tonnes of white sugar since January, nearly half the amount the EU is projected to approve this year, adding fuel to calls for the EU to scrap its longstanding protection of the domestic sugar market.
Agrifood 24-05-2012

Miracle sweetener stevia faces potential EU hurdles

The meteoric rise of Stevia, a natural and healthy alternative to sugar - a holy grail for the food industry - faces possible hurdles in being defined as "natural" in some European Union markets.
Agrifood 30-05-2011

EU food safety agency to test aspartame

After the publication of new scientific studies revealing the potential negative impact of aspartame on pregnant women and evidence linking the sweetener with an increased risk of cancer, the European Commission has asked the EU's food safety watchdog (EFSA) to conduct a full re-evaluation of the substance by July 2012.
Health 21-02-2003

EP attacks sweeteners in soft drinks

The EP's Environment Committee voted on 19 February to authorise two new sweeteners and restrict the use of cyclamates in soft drinks with water as well as milk base.