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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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