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Food confusion 'prevalent' in Europe, says Arla Foods

By Nikki Cutler

The demand to live a healthier lifestyle is increasing, yet 4 in 5 people across Northern Europe do not know about the essential nutrients in their diet and where to get them, according to new research commissioned by Arla Foods.

Zak Weston: 'All the research suggests it’s best to integrate plant-based items on the main menu, and promote them as enticing and delicious, not something that represents a sacrifice..' (Picture: White Castle)

'People will start to see plants as filling and delicious, providing protein and satiety...'

Is the plant-based trend gaining traction in restaurants? The GFI unveils its annual scorecard

By Elaine Watson

High-profile launches notwithstanding (the Impossible Slider is now at White Castle and the Beyond Burger is at TGI Fridays) 45 out of the top 100 restaurant chains in the US still don’t offer a plant-based entrée, according to the Good Food Institute’s...

Sustainable sourcing has never been more in the spotlight: Is soy set to hit the headlines? ©iStock/alffoto

Food for thought

Soy: this year’s dirty commodity?

By David Burrows

Europe is heavily reliant on imports of soy – both to feed its livestock and consumers’ appetite for plant-based diets. However, food brands are beginning to realise that this crucial commodity comes with a heavy footprint.

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