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Big Food is at a crossroads, says Hartman Strategy

Disrupt or die: Big Food is at a crossroads, says Hartman Strategy

By Elaine Watson

While ‘legacy’ food and beverage brands are laser focused on price, promotion and placement, no amount of financial clout or merchandising wizardry can mask the fact that smaller, sexier, more disruptive, brands are outpacing them. But are CPG’s biggest...

WHO releases final sugar advice for children and adults

Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice

By Joyeeta Basu

Academics have welcomed the WHO’s recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10% of calories – but the food industry has said it is misleading and based on weak evidence.

Lawsuit: Just Mayo is masquerading as a mayonnaise and consumers are being misled

Hampton Creek Foods sued again over 'deceptive' Just Mayo name

By Elaine Watson

Just weeks after Unilever dropped its false advertising lawsuit against Hampton Creek Foods over its egg-free spread ‘Just Mayo’, a consumer class action making near-identical claims has been filed in Florida - and then abruptly withdrawn again.

NAMI: 'The DGAC’s foray into the murky waters of sustainability is well beyond its scope and expertise.'

NAMI: Ten pounds of beef provides more complete nutrition than 10 pounds of rice

North American Meat Institute slams 'flawed' and 'nonsensical' advice on meat consumption in DGAC Dietary Guidelines report

By Elaine Watson

Recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report on meat consumption are “flawed” and “nonsensical” and fail to recognize the role that nutrient dense lean meats can play in a healthy balanced diet, says the North American Meat...

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