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Scientists create printed transistors for interactive smart food labels

Dr Jonathan Coleman with the printable smart label. Picture: AMBER.

Scientists at AMBER (Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research) at Trinity College Dublin have created printed transistors from 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. 

Defra’s Family Food Survey published in March, found sales of regular soft drinks fell by 34.6% between 2010 and 2014. Low-calorie drinks purchases increased by 35.8%. The survey stated that 38% of all soft drinks consumed were fully sugared, ©iStock

Artificial sweeteners raise stroke and dementia risk, study claims

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

Tunnel Vision, one of Box Steam Brewery's flagship brews

‘The kettle’s always on at Box Steam Brewery!’

Size perception and social image concerns are cues that may provide strategies for promoting healthy behavior. ©iStock/memoriesarecaptured

Portion limit strategies no guarantee in reducing sugar drink intake

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Analytical methods to detect coffee adulteration reviewed

Blueberry's antioxidant properties helped stressed rats perform better in memory tests. ©iStock

Blues-busters: Study shows blueberry juice antioxidants ease stress

The Lactips bio pellets. Picture: agriculture.gouv.fr

Lactips creates edible plastic packaging from milk protein

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More than half of consumers think 'hybrid beverages' are a pricey gimmick, Mintel survey finds

Eye Succeed wearable technology. Pic: NSF.

Advances in wearable Smart Glasses will outpace handheld technology

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