The European Commission has cleared a joint venture between German sugar giant Nordzucker and Danish dairy firm Arla Foods to produce the sweetener tagatose. Tagatose is a sweetener made from milk that Arla says tastes like real sugar but has around one-third the calories. In April, Arla and Nordzucker opened the first tagatose production plant in Germany, reported Reuters. Arla said then that it may build a second factory in Denmark if demand meets expectations.