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Formula milk trials are not reliable, warn experts

Recent trials lack scientific rigour; substantial change needed to protect participants from harm and protect consumers from misleading information

14-Oct-2021

Formula milk trials have a high risk of bias, authors almost always report favourable conclusions, transparency is lacking, and findings are selectively reported, finds a review of evidence from recently published trials in The BMJ today. The researchers say their findings “support the need for a ...

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Food companies praised for growing adoption of sustainable protein targets

Despite clear progress, $18 trillion investor engagement warns more must be done by major food firms on sustainable protein transition to combat climate risks in the food system

06-Oct-2021

A five-year investor engagement with 25 leading global food retailers and manufacturers[2] on protein transition finds evidence of clear leadership and reports that the number of firms adopting formal targets to grow their alternative protein offerings is on the rise – growing from 0 in 2018 to ...

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How apples get their shapes

Using theory and experiments, researchers show how apples get their distinct cusp-like features

06-Oct-2021

Apples are among the oldest and most recognizable fruits in the world. But have you ever really considered an apple’s shape? Apples are relatively spherical except for that characteristic dimple at the top where the stem grows. How do apples grow that distinctive shape? Now, a team of ...

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Support sustainable, cultivated meat or lose £2.1bn economy boost, government warned

Industry could also create 16,500 jobs by the next decade, Oxford Economics finds

05-Oct-2021

The UK risks missing out on a £2.1bn windfall if it delays giving the green light to Britain’s emerging cultivated meat industry, according to a report issued today. The new figures reveal the sector is also primed to provide up to 8,300 new highly-skilled UK jobs – with the same again generated ...

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Dispute over purple bars: Milka in dispute with London snack manufacturer

05-Oct-2021

In the battle for purple supremacy, industry giant Milka has taken on a small snack manufacturer in London. The reason is that the British company Primal Pantry offers sweet bars in packaging that is also purple - but in a softer shade than the typical Milka cow-purple. "We have the trademark ...

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Diageo announces investment to support growth in the tequila category

04-Oct-2021

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing footprint in Mexico through an investment of more than US$500 million dollars in new facilities in the State of Jalisco. This investment will support the company’s growth in the tequila category by ...

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Consuming novel whey protein ‘shot’ before meals could improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes

29-Sep-2021

Convenient natural pre-meal shot could even reduce need for insulin treatment in people with diabetes, researchers say. New research being presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year (27 Sept-1 Oct), suggests that consuming ...

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Children who eat more fruit and veg have better mental health

29-Sep-2021

Children who eat a better diet, packed with fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new study published today is the first to investigate the association between fruit and vegetable intakes, breakfast and lunch choices, ...

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Nearly One-Quarter of Global Consumers Are Trying to Limit Their Meat Consumption

27-Sep-2021

The plant-based food market grew by 9% in 2019-2020, surpassing USD40 billion globally, according to global market research company Euromonitor International. According to Euromonitor’s Voice of the Consumer: Health and Nutrition Survey 2021, 23% of global consumers are trying to limit their meat ...

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Social media ‘likes’ found to positively influence healthy food choices

new research

27-Sep-2021

Findings suggest that social media could be used as a way to encourage healthier eating. Social media users who view images of healthy foods that have been heavily endorsed with ‘likes’ are more likely to make healthier food choices, a new study has found. The research, by psychologists from ...

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