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National dietary recommendations must be revised to account for sustainability, warns study

National dietary recommendations must be revised to account for sustainability, warns study

19 Jul 2022

The composition and quantity of animal product recommendations in national dietary guidelines should be revised in line with circular food system principles, new research suggests.

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Kids’ breakfast products in the US are more sugary than some popular desserts

Kids’ breakfast products in the US are more sugary than some popular desserts

18 Jul 2022

School meal breakfast programmes in the US are buying breakfast products with "as much or more" added sugars as some popular desserts, according to the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

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Infant formula shortage in the US: How to prevent a future crisis

Infant formula shortage in the US: How to prevent a future crisis

15 Jul 2022

Following a series of events which led to the US being unable to meet its needs for infant formula, action is needed to prevent future shortages, says the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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French ban on ‘meaty’ descriptions for plant-based products will harm local industry

French ban on ‘meaty’ descriptions for plant-based products will harm local industry

14 Jul 2022

The new French legislation banning the use of ‘meaty’ terms such as “sausage,” “steak,” and “nuggets” is self-destructive to its own food manufacturing industry, commenters have lamented.

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Traffic light label may the best fit for front-of-pack labelling in China

Traffic light label may the best fit for front-of-pack labelling in China

13 Jul 2022

Front-of-pack labels that utilize multiple traffic lights for specific nutrients are best understood and preferred by a wide variety of Chinese shoppers, according to a recent study.

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General Mills recalls ice-cream due to toxic ethylene oxide (ETO) levels

General Mills recalls ice-cream due to toxic ethylene oxide (ETO) levels

12 Jul 2022

General Mills, global food giant, has recalled its Häagen-Dazs Vanilla ice-cream in select markets due to the presence of toxic ethylene oxide, a chemical antibacterial agent and pesticide banned in the EU.

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Kellogg’s loses UK legal case against high-sugar cereal rules

Kellogg’s loses UK legal case against high-sugar cereal rules

11 Jul 2022

US cereal manufacturer Kellogg has lost a UK High Court case that challenged regulations intended to restrict the promotion of high-sugar breakfast cereals in supermarkets.

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Value with values: Sustainable products must be affordable for Latin Americans

Value with values: Sustainable products must be affordable for Latin Americans

8 Jul 2022

As inflation begins to bite, budget-conscious consumers in Latin America are looking for food and drink products that offer value for money – but sustainability concerns are still there so brands need to show how good-for-the-planet and budget ca...

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Sustainable behaviours must begin to resonate with consumers too

Sustainable behaviours must begin to resonate with consumers too

7 Jul 2022

Food producers, brand owners, retailers and governments must work together to help drive consumers towards more sustainable behaviours, experts warn.

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Europe’s plant-based boom: Opportunities for brands

Europe’s plant-based boom: Opportunities for brands

6 Jul 2022

The plant-based alternative sector is rapidly expanding, in Europe and further afield. What are consumers demanding, and where do the opportunities lie for brands?

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Bacteria can be used to convert plastic waste into vanilla flavouring

Bacteria can be used to convert plastic waste into vanilla flavouring

5 Jul 2022

A lab engineered strain of E.coli that can sustainably convert used plastic waste into vanillin – the key ingredient in vanilla flavouring – has been discovered at the University of Edinburgh. 

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The corporates fighting food insecurity: Are they doing enough?

The corporates fighting food insecurity: Are they doing enough?

4 Jul 2022

Brands are increasingly taking steps to combat food insecurity, yet the number of people globally unable to access nutritious food is rising. Is enough being done to ensure the security of the global food system?

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