SWEET, a European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project, is supported by a consortium of 29 pan-European research, consumer and industry partners, who will develop and review evidence on long term benefits and potential risks involved in switching over to sweeteners and sweetness enhancers (S&SEs) in the context of public health and safety, obesity, and sustainability.
The 5 year multidisciplinary project engages stakeholders from across the food chain — consumers, patients, health professionals, scientists, policy makers, and regulators — to address the role of sweeteners in weight control, and potentially move viable products to market. Stakeholders, including consumers, patients, health professionals, scientists, policy makers, and regulators will engage in the project.
Dr Jo Harrold is Dean of Psychology and a Senior Lecturer in Appetite and Obesity in the Department of psychological sciences, University of Liverpool.
She is a behavioural neur...Read More
Dr Jo HarroldDean of Psychology
Professor Jason Halford is Head of the School of Psychology, University of Leeds, and President of the European Association for the Study of Obesity. His research has focused on ...Read More
Professor Jason HalfordChair in Biological Psychology and Health Behaviour, Head of Department Psychological Sciences
Science: More than 25 years of research in the prevention and treatment of obesity and the related diseases, type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Main focus has been on nu...Read More
Professor Anne RabenDepartment of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen
Reviewing evidence on risks and benefits of switching to alternate sweeteners
We are now in the final year of the SWEET Project. Professor Jason Halford, one of the project coordinators and president of the European Association for the Study of Obesity shares a brief update.
Environmental life cycle assessment of production of the high intensity sweetener steviol glycosides from Stevia rebaudiana leaf grown in Europe: The SWEET project
Scientists from the EU SWEET project recently conducted research to see how making alternate sweeteners from stevia...
do artificial sweeteners increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke?
SWEET Project consortium member Edith Feskens weighs in Recent news stories have reported that the low-calorie...
What is the effect of consuming sweetener blends vs sucrose?
Phase One investigation in SWEET Project WP2 published in Appetite A new manuscript was published this week,...
The Sweetener Erythritol in the news
Everyone seems to be talking about the new study published in Nature Medicine warning that Erythritol, a popular...
SWEET Project: Innovation Advisory Panel 5
We are pleased to invite you to join members of the SWEET Project Consortium for the 5th (and final) Innovation...
SWEET Project Focus on Gender and Implicit Bias: Taking a closer look
“Since we know that many aspects of the organization of science, especially peer review are affected by gender bias it...