Adults could be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diets under new guidelines from the World Health Organisation. Experts are considering lowering the recommended limit of ten teaspoons a day to just five over fears that it is contributing to heart disease, obesity and tooth decay.

Food companies may have to change their products to lower the sugar content, which would be hugely expensive and could prove unpopular with some consumers. 

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The world’s supply of bananas is under threat from plagues of bugs and fungal infections which could be disastrous if they continue to spread, researchers say.

The government in Costa Rica, one of the biggest suppliers of the fruit, has already declared a “national emergency” over the state of its crop. 

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Frozen chicken breasts sold at some high street supermarkets are pumped up with 20 per cent of water and additives, it emerged today. Shoppers are forking out 65p a kilo for water after the meat, imported from Brazil, is ‘tumbled’ in a cement mixer-like machine in the UK

The poultry – processed by Westbridge Food Group – is repacked and sold at Asda, Aldi and Iceland in their own-label bargain ranges. 

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After the horsemeat scandal of earlier this year, we now have the chicken fiasco, where major chains have been exposed for selling frozen chicken with shockingly high levels of added water.
An investigation this week revealed that some chicken breasts on sale in the UK are made up of no less than 20 per cent water.

What you think is a juicy chicken breast may in fact have been pumped full of water, either mechanically injected or through an industrial process known as tumbling — and what is worse, chemical additives are also added during the procedure. 

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