Will sugar beverages become more expensive?
29 Nov 2018
Article highlighted the Glycaemic Index Speed Test (GIST) developed by SP’s Food Innovation and Resource Centre (FIRC). This laboratory-based test determines a food's glycaemic index (GI), a measure of its impact on a person's blood sugar levels, using simulated digestion. The conventional method of measuring GI used by the food manufacturing industry, which involves selecting volunteers and testing their blood, takes three to six months and costs about $3,000. But with GIST, results can be delivered in one to two weeks at a cost of about $800 only. (Lianhe Wanbao, p7)