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More young people abstaining from alcohol, and others drinking less

16-Oct-2018 The study, published in BMC Public Health, analysed a 10-year period of data from the annual Health Survey for England. Researchers found that the proportion of 16 to 24 year olds who don’t drink alcohol increased from 18% in 2005 to 29% in 2015. The authors attributed this trend largely to ... more

Better mediterranean than vegan?

16-Oct-2018 Since 1994, World Vegan Day has been celebrated on 1 November. Numerous campaigns advertise on this day for a nutrition without meat and animal products such as eggs and milk. The Internist and nourishing medical profession Professor Dr. Daniel king of the University of Freiburg sees a pure ... more

First coffee capsule compostable at home

16-Oct-2018 In cooperation with Golden Compound, the internationally active packaging manufacturer ALPLA is bringing a world first onto the market: a biodegradable coffee capsule that consumers can dispose of in their home compost. Together with materials manufacturer Golden Compound, ALPLA has develop ... more

Ball Intends to Cease Production at its Beverage Packaging Facility in San Martino, Italy

16-Oct-2018 Ball Corporation announced today that it intends to cease production at the company's San Martino, Italy, facility at the end of December 2018 and only after due negotiation with the trade union. Customers currently supported by the San Martino beverage container plant will be supplied by o ... more

SodaStream builds innovative marine vessel to fish plastic waste out of the sea

16-Oct-2018 SodaStream International Ltd. has today sent a vessel called "Holy Turtle" on a grand voyage. The innovative vehicle, of considerable size, is designed to fish plastic waste from the open sea and is currently being tested in the Caribbean off the coast of Roatán, Honduras, under the leaders ... more

Feeding the world with ISO standards on World Food Day

16-Oct-2018 Zero Hunger is one of the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the theme of this year’s World Food Day. ISO International Standards are stepping up to the plate by demonstrating that they are valuable tools in achieving it. According to the Food and Agriculture Organiz ... more

New insights on drought and heat vulnerability of maiz and wheat

16-Oct-2018 Too hot and too dry: the summer of 2018 saw losses in arable crops of up to 50 percent in some regions of Germany. As such weather extremes are likely to increase in the future, adapting agriculture to climate change is crucial. Important strategies include agronomic management and breeding ... more

The potential of plant protein

15-Oct-2018 Plant protein has a bright future ahead of it. Major brands have begun to experiment with plant offerings to demonstrate the attractiveness of plant products to an increasingly broad consumer base. Vegetable foods are no longer niches and are beginning to form a central part of the innovati ... more

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

15-Oct-2018 Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whos ... more

Two-million euros in startup funding for producing food out of air

11-Oct-2018 The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity as the main resources. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein in 2020. “We are starting test production in ... more

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Feeding the world with ISO standards on World Food Day

16-Oct-2018 Zero Hunger is one of the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the theme of this year’s World Food Day. ISO International Standards are stepping up to the plate by demonstrating that they are valuable tools in achieving it. According to the Food and Agriculture Organiz ... more

New insights on drought and heat vulnerability of maiz and wheat

16-Oct-2018 Too hot and too dry: the summer of 2018 saw losses in arable crops of up to 50 percent in some regions of Germany. As such weather extremes are likely to increase in the future, adapting agriculture to climate change is crucial. Important strategies include agronomic management and breeding ... more

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

15-Oct-2018 Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whos ... more

A healthy life with chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc?

11-Oct-2018 Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused by oxidative stress, among other things. A research team led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), has now discovered, together with scientists f ... more

Satiety visualized in 3D

10-Oct-2018 Many overweight people lack the feeling of being full. It was long thought that this was due to the disrupted transport of the satiety hormone leptin to the brain. That is not the case, as a group of scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München has now shown in the ‘International Journal of Ob ... more

5 foods that keep your blood sugar levels in check

10-Oct-2018 After a carbohydrate-rich meal or a sweet drink, the blood sugar level rises in all people, regardless of whether they have diabetes or not. Healthy people produce enough endogenous insulin to channel sugar from food directly into cells, where it can be converted into energy. In people with ... more

Nestlé Launches MILO with 25% Less Sugar

08-Oct-2018 As part of its continuous innovation and commitment to providing healthier and tastier choices, today Nestlé MILO launches an improved recipe with 25% less sugar. The launch event was attended by Assistant to the Deputy of the Coordinating Ministry of Human Development and Cultural Affairs ... more

Barry Callebaut to acquire Inforum

05-Oct-2018 The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has signed an agreement to acquire Inforum, a leading Russian B2B producer of chocolate, coatings and fillings, serving many of the well-known consumer chocolate brands in Russia. This ... more

Growing quinoa in Europe

02-Oct-2018 In Germany, quinoa is trendy amongst health-conscious buyers: its seeds are rich in proteins and essential amino acids, it is gluten-free, and has lots of iron, zinc, magnesium and vitamins. To put it briefly: quinoa is extremely healthy. While quinoa seeds are still a niche product in Euro ... more

Six new trends shaping the global consumer landscape

02-Oct-2018 Mintel has revealed six key consumer trends impacting industries and markets around the world, identifying how they will play out in the years to come.      In 2019 and beyond, the global consumer landscape will evolve like never before, driven by themes of privacy, individuality, wellness, ... more

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More young people abstaining from alcohol, and others drinking less

16-Oct-2018 The study, published in BMC Public Health, analysed a 10-year period of data from the annual Health Survey for England. Researchers found that the proportion of 16 to 24 year olds who don’t drink alcohol increased from 18% in 2005 to 29% in 2015. The authors attributed this trend largely to ... more

First coffee capsule compostable at home

16-Oct-2018 In cooperation with Golden Compound, the internationally active packaging manufacturer ALPLA is bringing a world first onto the market: a biodegradable coffee capsule that consumers can dispose of in their home compost. Together with materials manufacturer Golden Compound, ALPLA has develop ... more

Ball Intends to Cease Production at its Beverage Packaging Facility in San Martino, Italy

16-Oct-2018 Ball Corporation announced today that it intends to cease production at the company's San Martino, Italy, facility at the end of December 2018 and only after due negotiation with the trade union. Customers currently supported by the San Martino beverage container plant will be supplied by o ... more

SodaStream builds innovative marine vessel to fish plastic waste out of the sea

16-Oct-2018 SodaStream International Ltd. has today sent a vessel called "Holy Turtle" on a grand voyage. The innovative vehicle, of considerable size, is designed to fish plastic waste from the open sea and is currently being tested in the Caribbean off the coast of Roatán, Honduras, under the leaders ... more

Feeding the world with ISO standards on World Food Day

16-Oct-2018 Zero Hunger is one of the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the theme of this year’s World Food Day. ISO International Standards are stepping up to the plate by demonstrating that they are valuable tools in achieving it. According to the Food and Agriculture Organiz ... more

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

15-Oct-2018 Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whos ... more

Beam Suntory announces CEO succession plan

11-Oct-2018 Beam Suntory Chairman & CEO Matt Shattock today announced that he will transition CEO responsibilities effective April 2019 to Albert Baladi, the company’s current Chief Operating Officer & President – North America. Under this succession plan, Shattock will remain a member of the Beam Sunt ... more

A healthy life with chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc?

11-Oct-2018 Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused by oxidative stress, among other things. A research team led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), has now discovered, together with scientists f ... more

Satiety visualized in 3D

10-Oct-2018 Many overweight people lack the feeling of being full. It was long thought that this was due to the disrupted transport of the satiety hormone leptin to the brain. That is not the case, as a group of scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München has now shown in the ‘International Journal of Ob ... more

5 foods that keep your blood sugar levels in check

10-Oct-2018 After a carbohydrate-rich meal or a sweet drink, the blood sugar level rises in all people, regardless of whether they have diabetes or not. Healthy people produce enough endogenous insulin to channel sugar from food directly into cells, where it can be converted into energy. In people with ... more

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Feeding the world with ISO standards on World Food Day

16-Oct-2018 Zero Hunger is one of the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the theme of this year’s World Food Day. ISO International Standards are stepping up to the plate by demonstrating that they are valuable tools in achieving it. According to the Food and Agriculture Organiz ... more

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

15-Oct-2018 Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whos ... more

A healthy life with chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc?

11-Oct-2018 Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused by oxidative stress, among other things. A research team led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), has now discovered, together with scientists f ... more

Satiety visualized in 3D

10-Oct-2018 Many overweight people lack the feeling of being full. It was long thought that this was due to the disrupted transport of the satiety hormone leptin to the brain. That is not the case, as a group of scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München has now shown in the ‘International Journal of Ob ... more

5 foods that keep your blood sugar levels in check

10-Oct-2018 After a carbohydrate-rich meal or a sweet drink, the blood sugar level rises in all people, regardless of whether they have diabetes or not. Healthy people produce enough endogenous insulin to channel sugar from food directly into cells, where it can be converted into energy. In people with ... more

Meatable to Feed the World with Breakthrough Single-Cell-based Meat Technology

08-Oct-2018 University of Cambridge and Stanford University backed Startup Secures $3.5mln Seed  Funding to Power Global Cell-based Meat Movement through patented single-cell technology. Cell-based meat startup Meatable is on a mission to produce better meats that benefit the world, with a single-cell. ... more

What consumers really think about meat alternatives

05-Oct-2018 Consumers are motivated to buy meat alternatives by health, ethics and the rising cost of meat. However, attributes such as taste and clean label have increasingly become significant drivers for new meatless product launches. As meat alternatives attract younger consumers, time-saving and e ... more

Arizona company recalls more than 6.5 million pounds of beef

05-Oct-2018 An Arizona company voluntarily recalled more than 6.5 million pounds (2.9 million kilograms) of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials announced Thursday. An investigation traced products, including ground beef and beef patties to JBS Tolleson, Inc., a meat packi ... more

Growing quinoa in Europe

02-Oct-2018 In Germany, quinoa is trendy amongst health-conscious buyers: its seeds are rich in proteins and essential amino acids, it is gluten-free, and has lots of iron, zinc, magnesium and vitamins. To put it briefly: quinoa is extremely healthy. While quinoa seeds are still a niche product in Euro ... more

Six new trends shaping the global consumer landscape

02-Oct-2018 Mintel has revealed six key consumer trends impacting industries and markets around the world, identifying how they will play out in the years to come.      In 2019 and beyond, the global consumer landscape will evolve like never before, driven by themes of privacy, individuality, wellness, ... more

All news on meat

Feeding the world with ISO standards on World Food Day

16-Oct-2018 Zero Hunger is one of the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the theme of this year’s World Food Day. ISO International Standards are stepping up to the plate by demonstrating that they are valuable tools in achieving it. According to the Food and Agriculture Organiz ... more

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

15-Oct-2018 Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whos ... more

A healthy life with chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc?

11-Oct-2018 Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused by oxidative stress, among other things. A research team led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), has now discovered, together with scientists f ... more

Satiety visualized in 3D

10-Oct-2018 Many overweight people lack the feeling of being full. It was long thought that this was due to the disrupted transport of the satiety hormone leptin to the brain. That is not the case, as a group of scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München has now shown in the ‘International Journal of Ob ... more

KfW IPEX-Bank finances dairy plant in Ireland for Norway's TINE SA

10-Oct-2018 KfW IPEX-Bank is financing the construction of a new plant in Ireland for the Norwegian dairy cooperative TINE SA. The new production plant is to be built in cooperation with the Irish company Dairygold in Mogeely, County Cork in the south of Ireland. At the plant Irish milk will be used to ... more

5 foods that keep your blood sugar levels in check

10-Oct-2018 After a carbohydrate-rich meal or a sweet drink, the blood sugar level rises in all people, regardless of whether they have diabetes or not. Healthy people produce enough endogenous insulin to channel sugar from food directly into cells, where it can be converted into energy. In people with ... more

Growing quinoa in Europe

02-Oct-2018 In Germany, quinoa is trendy amongst health-conscious buyers: its seeds are rich in proteins and essential amino acids, it is gluten-free, and has lots of iron, zinc, magnesium and vitamins. To put it briefly: quinoa is extremely healthy. While quinoa seeds are still a niche product in Euro ... more

Six new trends shaping the global consumer landscape

02-Oct-2018 Mintel has revealed six key consumer trends impacting industries and markets around the world, identifying how they will play out in the years to come.      In 2019 and beyond, the global consumer landscape will evolve like never before, driven by themes of privacy, individuality, wellness, ... more

Sugar industry: India's subsidy policy destabilizes world market

01-Oct-2018 One year after the abolition of the sugar quota in Europe, the world market price for sugar marks a ten-year low. Dr Hans-Jörg Gebhard, Chairman of the Economic Association for Sugar (WVZ), recalls in this context: "The fall in prices on the world market for sugar is largely due to the unfa ... more

Modern Food Biotechnology: Germany and China Pursue Joint Research Plans

21-Sep-2018 Chinese-German symposium at the University of Hohenheim lays groundwork for joint research agenda / joint projects and exchange of early career researchers. Working together for better food: Chinese and German researchers want to cooperate more closely in the future. To close the past week, ... more

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The potential of plant protein

15-Oct-2018 Plant protein has a bright future ahead of it. Major brands have begun to experiment with plant offerings to demonstrate the attractiveness of plant products to an increasingly broad consumer base. Vegetable foods are no longer niches and are beginning to form a central part of the innovati ... more

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

15-Oct-2018 Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whos ... more

Two-million euros in startup funding for producing food out of air

11-Oct-2018 The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity as the main resources. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein in 2020. “We are starting test production in ... more

A healthy life with chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc?

11-Oct-2018 Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused by oxidative stress, among other things. A research team led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), has now discovered, together with scientists f ... more

Chemesis International Inc. enters the Cannabis Food Market

10-Oct-2018 Chemesis International Inc. (the "Company" or "Chemesis"), is pleased to announce that it will enter the cannabis food market. Chemesis intends to use its existing facilities and licenses to optimize its entry into the expanding food market and provide services to companies that require man ... more

Satiety visualized in 3D

10-Oct-2018 Many overweight people lack the feeling of being full. It was long thought that this was due to the disrupted transport of the satiety hormone leptin to the brain. That is not the case, as a group of scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München has now shown in the ‘International Journal of Ob ... more

Should the fishing industry insure itself against risk?

10-Oct-2018 Oregon State University’s James Watson, an assistant professor who specializes in marine resource management, published a study this week in which he and others outlined the need for aquaculture producers in developing countries to use financial risk management tools to protect their invest ... more

5 foods that keep your blood sugar levels in check

10-Oct-2018 After a carbohydrate-rich meal or a sweet drink, the blood sugar level rises in all people, regardless of whether they have diabetes or not. Healthy people produce enough endogenous insulin to channel sugar from food directly into cells, where it can be converted into energy. In people with ... more

Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH acquires Arthus Mineralsprings Bad Hönningen

10-Oct-2018 Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH announces that it has acquired the former facilities of Arthus Mineralspring Company in Bad Hönningen (Rhineland-Palatine) in order to expand the production of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). "We have been searching for some time for a suitable location to ... more

The winners of the first "Future Protein Award"

10-Oct-2018 During the new conference "Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)", nova-Institute presented the first Future Protein Award on 2 October 2018 in Cologne. 200 participants from 23 countries joined the conference and looked into the future of food and biomass production. 53 speaker ... more

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