INTENSE sweeteners made from monk fruit extract will soon be available for sale in Australia and New Zealand after an approval this week by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). Monk fruit...

INTENSE sweetener made from monk fruit extract will soon almost certainly be legal to sell in Australia and New Zealand. Currently monk fruit can only be used as a food and drink flavouring. But by January...

Researchers at the Imperial College London have criticised the switch from sugar beverages to artificially sweetened beverages. Their commentary article published online by PLOS Medicine Journal on 3 January...

A University of Sydney review has found evidence of bias in research on the health benefits of artificial sweeteners. The examination found academic reviews funded by artificial sweetener companies were...

PepsiCo ditches aspartame in diet drinks in the US Global beverage giant PepsiCo has announced it will remove artificial aspartame from its Diet Pepsi product in the US later in 2015, after consumer backlash...

FSA study confirms aspartame ‘safe for human consumption’ People who self-identified as ‘sensitive to aspartame’ showed no symptoms after consuming food containing the artificial...

Lessons for food marketers as sugar consumption in UK tumbles As the health debate surrounding sugar continues, food marketers are reviewing their product formulation and marketing strategies. Nearly half...

Artificial sweeteners may lead to diabetes too, study Particular gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes that contribute to obesity and diabetes following exposure to artificial sweeteners, according...

Diet drinks may be linked to heart problems in older women Healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular...

The Australian brand Organic Stevia Plant-derived sweetener stevia has been quietly gaining traction with consumers and usurping the traditional pecking order of more established sweeteners, according...