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A “home cooking revolution” is inspiring women to eat at home more & reach for global favors

America is in the middle of a “home cooking revolution” with more people cooking in their kitchens more often than in the recent past as a way to eat healthier...

Excess sugar consumption ‘similar to cocaine addiction', says study

An over consumption of sugar sets in motion a reward mechanism in the brain that mimics other drugs such as tobacco and cocaine, a study has suggested.

Almond milk sales continue to surge, as dairy milk contracts, Nielsen data shows

With plant-based diets all the rage in the US currently, milk alternatives – and particularly those from almonds – are seeing strong sales growth and increased innovation, while sales of...

More plant-based products are needed to fuel a “market-revolution” away from animals, expert says

America is on the “cusp of a market-revolution” to replace animal products with plant-based alternatives, but consumers need more choices that are convenient, affordable and tasty in order for long-term...

Many toddlers eat as much sodium, added sugar as recommended limit for adults, research shows

Parents’ lack of knowledge about how much and what to feed children as they transition from baby food to more solid foods means most toddlers in America eat too much...

CO2 rises could fuel obesity as plants “carb-load”

The nutritional quality of food will plummet as carbon emissions rise, with every bite delivering less protein, fewer micronutrients and more sugars, according to a report released this week.

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Which high-protein ready to drink beverages taste the best?

New research from DuPont Nutrition & Health exploring what drives liking in ready to drink high-protein beverages – a $2.7bn category in the US – revealed that products combining dairy...

Aspire Food Group: Right now, our goal is simply to make eating insects – in any form – ‘normal’

If the edible insect movement is to meaningfully impact the protein market (and the planet) by displacing less sustainable animal-derived protein sources (beef, poultry, dairy), cricket companies will have to...

Tiny Farms gears up for its first harvest: 'We're going to transform the economics of cricket-farming'

Tiny Farms – which has spent the past three years researching feed formulation, habitat engineering, farm automation and management software to drive scale and lower costs in insect production –...

High-protein diet better for weight loss and improving mobility, says study

A high-protein diet can help obese older adults lose weight and improve physical function compared with a regular weight loss regimen, according to a new study.

Replacing saturated fat with veggie oil might not offer life-saving impact once thought, study shows

New research casts additional doubt on the long-standing belief that replacing saturated fat with vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid will reduce the risk of cardiovascular death by lowering blood...

Physician develops pasteurized probiotic cheese, available in US market

New Hampshire physician Mark R. Windt, M.D., decided to combine his passion for cheese and medical expertise by developing a pasteurized, probiotic cheese that is also lactose- and sugar-free. ...

“Truly exciting”: Probiotic may increase muscle mass, energy & performance

Supplements of Lactobacillus plantarum TWK10 may increase muscle mass, boost energy, counter fatigue, and improve physical performance, says a new study with lab mice.

Chr. Hansen’s new culture helps manufacturers offer premium cheese on a budget

Today’s shoppers are demanding higher quality cheeses with new flavors and convenient formats, but often are unwilling to pay the higher prices necessary to cover the added cost of innovation...

Research could help bread shake its bad rap of contributing to weight gain

New research could help debunk the commonly held belief that bread or other grain-based foods contribute to obesity or are too low in nutrients to justify the calories.

Low vitamin D levels associated with higher cancer risk, study warns

Lower levels of vitamin D have been linked with a higher risk of cancer, researchers have found.

Marketing children’s products without advertising to kids takes finesse & balancing parents’ desires

Anyone who has shopped with children knows they heavily influence grocery purchases, but with advertising directly to kids frowned upon by many adults, children’s food and beverage manufacturers must embrace...

Labeling what it takes to burn calories could help curb overeating, public health advocate says

Adding “activity equivalent” labels to packaged food could help fight the obesity epidemic more effectively than listing calories alone, argues a top public health advocate. 

Halt the rise! WHO calls for action on diabetes rates

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for action this World Health Day to halt the rise of diabetes, rates of which have almost quadrupled since 1980.

Meat’s place in school meals debated following WHO categorizing it as a carcinogen

A frequent lightening-rod for political debates about nutrition, school meals are in the middle of another storm – this time about whether processed meat should have a place on the...

Salt stimulates passive eating of fatty foods: Study

Salt provokes fatty food eating, and can even trigger increased food intake among people who have a preference for less fatty foods, Australian researchers have found.

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Albertsons unveils new Signature private label portfolio

Albertsons has introduced Signature, a new private label portfolio that will include several sub-brands spanning multiple categories and more than 4,000 products, from fresh produce to paper towels.

More than half of older millennials drink kombucha, Mintel finds

The fermented beverage will gain even more momentum this year as taste influencers and conventional grocery stores are putting the spotlight on kombucha.

Weight of the world: 20% of adults obese by 2025, study predicts

Around 20% of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025, if policies designed to slow down and stop the worldwide increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) are not revised and...

Four strategies for overcoming diminishing returns on trade promotions

Manufacturers and retailers need to reconsider their approach to trade promotions based on new research that found the lift from the once effective strategy is at its lowest level in...

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