‘This is a landmark moment but there is more to come’

The Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) was a five-year undertaking by scientists at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US, with support from Mars Inc’s nutrition division, Mars Edge. It is noteworthy for both its scale and scope. Building on a growing body of evidence pointing to the benefits of flavanols on … Read more

Plastic-free chewing gum hopes to challenge ‘synthetic’ standards

Chew on this: every year enough gum is chewed to cover the whole of the EU. So says Tom Raviv, the founder of plastic-free chewing gum start-up Milliways. Where’s it all landing up, he asks, after use? Either in oceans, landfills and stuck on pavements. The 29-year-old entrepreneur and long-time gum chewer created his brand … Read more