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How do we keep on eating meat if we wish animals no harm?


While Greta Thunberg, the climate activist, laments that animal products are ‘stealing’ her future, humanity keeps consuming meat. In fact, approximately between 90-97% of us eat meat, with worldwide meat consumption currently on the rise. Yet, the majority of people are concerned, at least to an ...


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Spotlight on the future of food


Personalised Nutrition is the central tool for preventing diet-related diseases, and this was very much in evidence at the third Innovation Summit for Personalised Nutrition, NEWTRITION X. at Anuga in Cologne on 12 October. Invited by the industry network foodRegio e.V., speakers from the world ...


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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


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

new research


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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Strong opposition from food lobby to Transport for London advertising

New research shows how Transport for London faced strong opposition from large food companies to its 2019 ban on advertising foods high in fat, sugar or salt


Even though 82% of the public welcomed Transport for London’s (TfL) 2019 ban onadvertising foods high in fat, sugar or salt, the Greater London Authority (GLA) faced strong opposition from large food companies and the advertisers who run their campaigns. Small food businesses and those not ...


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Rude Behavior at Work Not an Epidemic

Prior research shows 98% of employees experience rude behavior at work, but that statistic may be misunderstood, according to new study


Rude behavior at work has come to be expected, like donuts in the breakroom. Two decades of research on employee relationships shows that 98 percent of employees experience rude behavior at work, but now a new study suggests a large majority of workplace relationships are not characterized by ...


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Same nerve cell - different influence on food intake

Researchers reveal the diversity of our neurons


The nerve cells, also called neurons, in our brain control all the basic processes of our body. For this reason, there are different types of neurons distributed over specific regions of the brain. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research and the CECAD Cluster of Excellence ...


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Sustainable cashew

Working with farmers the co-operative way


On this year’s International Day of Cooperatives, Mallikarjuna Kumaraswamy, Vice President for OIam’s cashew business explains 3 ways the cooperative model is helping reimagine sustainable cashew supply chains. We source much of our cashew from 100 partner co-ops across rural Africa and Asia, ...


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Vegetarians are slimmer and less extroverted than meat eaters

If you avoid animal foods, you consume, on average, fewer products excessively rich in fat and sugar


The less animal products someone consumes, the lower his body mass index on average and the less he tends to be extroverted. This is the result of a large-scale study by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. A connection with depressive moods as other ...


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Working together to put children first in Côte d’Ivoire

Funding the Child Learning and Educational Facility (CLEF)


Despite significant progress, child labour still occurs in the cocoa supply chain, often as a result of social and economic challenges like migration, poverty or lack of infrastructure. If there is no school nearby or parents cannot afford school fees, children can be kept at home to work on ...


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