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Nielsen: Which sustainability attributes matter most to consumers?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumers are increasingly factoring in a product's sustainability attributes into their purchasing behavior and 73% of consumers surveyed by Nielsen say they are willing to change their consumption habits to reduce their environmental impact.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Is the low-FODMAP diet the next big trend?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Is the low-FODMAP diet the next big trend?

By Elizabeth Crawford

More than 45 million Americans suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome – the same number who use online dating apps and have student loans – only unlike people looking for love or struggling with debt, those suffering from gastrointestinal discomfort predominately...

Tea bags can be made from plastic or paper, or use a combination of the two. Pic:getty/alexthq

Plastic tea bags release microplastics into brew, says study

By Rachel Arthur

Plastic tea bags can release billions of microplastic and nanoplastic particles into a cup of tea, according to Canadian researchers. But while the scientists say some brands have shifted to plastic tea bags instead of paper ones, the industry counters...

Farmhouse Culture rebrands to reach younger consumers, highlight organic

Farmhouse Culture rebrands to reach younger consumers, highlight organic

By Elizabeth Crawford

To attract a broader base of younger consumers and “get credit” for only using organic ingredients, the fermented food and beverage manufacturer Farmhouse Culture has overhauled its branding with brightly-colored, playful packaging and a prominent new...