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The Cocoa Barometer report shows few improvements in cocoa industry

The Cocoa Barometer report shows few improvements in cocoa industry

17 Dec 2020

Despite 20 years of rhetoric from companies promising to undertake initiatives that will increase the standard of living for farmers in cocoa-producing countries as well as mitigate the environmental impacts associated with cocoa production in regions ...

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Report: Food and Beverage spending anticipated to rise during holidays

Report: Food and Beverage spending anticipated to rise during holidays

4 Dec 2020

The Consumer Brands Association releases a report stating that spending in the food and beverage sector will be up 9.5-11.5% for the season. This forecast jump in spending is in line with CPG sales over three of the last four months which were reported...

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Avian Flu reaches Britain, quarantine measures set

Avian Flu reaches Britain, quarantine measures set

3 Dec 2020

In November, the first cases of avian flu were detected in the UK prompting the government to set up biosecure prevention zones across England, Scotland and Wales. Since then, the number of cases has continued to increase in both domestic and wild popu...

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Despite warnings, aspartame remains an authorized additive in the UK

Despite warnings, aspartame remains an authorized additive in the UK

2 Dec 2020

When the UK exits the European Union come the new year, there will not be any change to the list of authorized food additives. This post-transition list will continue to permit aspartame as a food additive despite studies suggesting that its consumptio...

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Mondelez releases it second State of Snacking report

Mondelez releases it second State of Snacking report

30 Nov 2020

Snacking has now become a lifeline for people weathering the lingering pandemic. As compared to pre-COVID-19, 88% of adults say that their snacking has increased since this past spring, according to Mondelez’s second annual State of Snacking report.

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Thanks to low production, turkey prices rise in November

Thanks to low production, turkey prices rise in November

23 Nov 2020

Thanksgiving and Christmas in the United States are shaping up to be expensive affairs even as consumers have suffered the economic ramifications of COVID-19 for most of 2020.

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Innova identifies transparency as the top trend for 2021

Innova identifies transparency as the top trend for 2021

13 Nov 2020

As 2020 prepares to turn to 2021, Innova Market Insights released its industry trend analysis for the upcoming year to help manufacturers align products with consumer demands in food and beverage.

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Higher egg intake linked to lower stroke risk in Asia, but not North America and Europe

Higher egg intake linked to lower stroke risk in Asia, but not North America and Europe

6 Nov 2020

A new study published in the Frontiers in Nutrition journal found that egg consumption is linked to a lower risk of stroke. However, when researchers broke this correlation out between global regions, they found that this trend held true in Asia, but n...

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Swiss panel releases diet recommendations to support immunity during pandemic

Swiss panel releases diet recommendations to support immunity during pandemic

4 Nov 2020

It’s no secret that diet can aid in one’s overall health, but an expert panel in collaboration with the Swiss Society of Nutrition has defined a particular cocktail of micronutrients to support a well-functioning immune system with a special focus on C...

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Nielsen: Financial restraint leads shoppers to search for deals

Nielsen: Financial restraint leads shoppers to search for deals

26 Oct 2020

The global pandemic has had far-reaching consequences, one of which is the global economic ramifications that have resulted from lockdowns this summer. As consumers look to adapt to their new economic realities, recent data from Nielsen found that Amer...

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UK invests in insect farms, accelerating development of sustainable protein

UK invests in insect farms, accelerating development of sustainable protein

23 Oct 2020

In its quest to promote sustainable agriculture, the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) provided London startup Entocycle £10 million ($12.9 million) for the construction of the country’s first large-scale industrial insect farm ...

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African Swine Fever confirmed in Germany

African Swine Fever confirmed in Germany

25 Sep 2020

Earlier this month, German officials confirmed African Swine Fever (ASF) has arrived in Germany. As Europe’s largest pork producer, analysts anticipate that the spread of this disease within the country's pork populations will lead to depressed pork pr...

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