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SPECIAL REPORT: Consumers and ‘clean’ food: Where is the clean label trend going next?

'Clean label' is a term widely used in b2b communications, but Panera is one of the first major brands to talk about 'clean' eating with consumers

To the casual observer, ‘cleaning up’ our food sounds like an eminently sensible thing to do. But where is the clean label trend going, and is ditching every ingredient you can’t pronounce really the key to fixing the ‘broken’ food system (as Panera implies in a recent ad) or improving the health of people and the planet? 

AquaBall maker True Drinks taps CPG veteran James Greco as CEO

AquaBall maker True Drinks taps CPG veteran James Greco as CEO

The two major glycosides found in the leaves are stevioside and rebaudioside A. Both taste approximately 200–300 times sweeter than sucrose.©iStock/Heike Rau

New insights reveal how stevia controls blood sugar levels

Founders of Sunniva Super Coffee, brothers Jordan, Jimmy, and Jake DeCicco.

The brothers behind Sunniva Super Coffee tap into student demand for more energy

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Health advocates argue for a tax on sugary drinks in Canada to save lives and healthcare costs

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FDA issues GRAS no objection letter for Sweegen's Bestevia Reb-M - which starts with the leaf, then undergoes 'enzymatic conversion'

ADM teams up with GLG Lifetech to sell stevia and monk fruit

ADM teams up with GLG Lifetech to add stevia and monk fruit to its portfolio

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New kid on the block explores novel business model for stevia production

PureCircle: 'It’s about using the right combination of glycosides to deliver optimal taste performance...'

Consumers want stevia from the leaf, says PureCircle: ‘They want naturally-sourced plant-based ingredients’

While siratose is found in trace levels in monk fruit, Senomyx plans to produce it at scale via fermentation

Senomyx unveils 'natural' sweetener breakthrough, plans GRAS notification by end of 2019

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