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GST will ‘make food cheaper’, but drinks firms brace for price rises

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Most food items will be cheaper with the introduction of GST on July 1, according to Harsimrat Kaur Badal, though drinks manufacturers are looking at increases of up to 10% on their products.

The YMCA is now focussing on removing sugar-containing sports drinks from its establishments. ©iStock

Sales of sugar-containing sports drinks facing a ban in some of Australia's leisure centres

Health and wellness products are driving the non-alcoholic beverage market in the UK. Pic:iStock/tezzstock

Winners and losers in non-alcoholic drinks: Mintel

Last month the UK’s sugar tax on soft drinks was passed by parliament, and many European countries are watching developments closely as they mull over similar approaches to tackle obesity. ©iStock/SIPhotography

Sugar tax confusion could hit sales of confectionery, biscuits and cakes

EFSA's examination of sucralose has found no safety issues after a scientific paper found a link between the sweetener & cancer. © iStock

EFSA: Sucralose is safe and does not cause cancer

Researchers suggest caution in allowing the consumption of energy drinks in young patients with LQTS.  ©iStock

Energy drink 'risk' revealed for teenagers with genetic heart disease

LGND is an energy drink with a nootropic profile; ingredients include L-tyrosine and green tea extract

Functional beverages using nootropics will rise, predicts new energy drink LGND

Santa Fe, New Mexico, US, has rejected plans for a soda tax. Pic: iStock

Santa Fe rejects soda tax

Knauer's K-7400S Semi-Micro Osmometer

Knauer osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples

Although the cardiovascular safety profile of caffeine has been relatively well established, there is little published literature on the physical changes linked with multi‐ingredient energy drinks.©iStock

Energy drinks trigger ‘life threatening’ heart activity, study suggests

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