Arts and Entertainment Fat chance: Xand van Tulleken in ‘Horizon: Sugar vs Fat’

Last night's Horizon (BBC2) pitted the two best food types against each other in "Sugar vs Fat", a battle which – as I flounce towards a chubby middle age – I'm calling as a score draw. They're both brilliant.

Tate & Lyle to sell sugar business for £211m

Tate & Lyle's historic sugars business was set to fall into US hands today after the firm agreed a £211 million sale.

Tate & Lyle to keep sugars business but shift focus to speciality ingredients

Tate & Lyle yesterday scotched rumours it is about to sell out of its traditional sugars business and said it will instead focus more on speciality food ingredients as its key growth market.

PureCircle set for sweet deal with major sugar company

Producer of Reb A, an all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener, to tie up with global giant within weeks

Baby died of glucose overdose, inquest told

A premature baby died of a "massive overdose" of glucose following a series of blunders at a leading children's hospital, an inquest heard today.

'Healthy' sweetener linked to high blood pressure

An ingredient in processed foods and soft drinks could be a recipe for high blood pressure, research suggests.

Damson fool

Serves 4-6

Melon salad with mint syrup

Serves 4

Wet summer set to push up cost of honey

Honey prices could rise after production was hit by summer downpours, it was revealed today.

Peatini

Makes 4

Martin Hickman: Snap, crackle and sugar

Which? is wheeling out breakfast cereals for a fresh bashing today. In its Cereal Offenders report the consumer group found 92 out of 100 cereals got an FSA amber or red light for sugar. They did better on salt, with 77 scoring red or amber.

Yoghurt with pistachios, honey and pomegranate

Serves 4

Treacle tart

Serves 8

Christmas spice biscuits

Makes about 40

Persimmon sorbet

Serves 6

Blackcurrant sorbet

Makes about 1 litre
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