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More evidence links screen time with childhood obesity

By Oliver Morrison

With the food industry under increased pressure to promote healthier diets, address obesity and reduce diet-related diseases, more evidence emerges to suggest environmental factors, specifically screen time and poor sleep, may go hand-in-hand with overconsumption.

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Food security report reveals discrepancies between West and East Europe

By Oliver Morrison

Despite the pandemic straining supply chains, causing food shortages and price volatility, Europe’s high-income levels and relatively low rates of inequality mean it is well placed to cope with the types of unexpected economic shocks that can drive food...

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Industry insights from NIZO: The latest innovation maintaining protein functionality

By René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager

The need to preserve protein functionality is prompting food makers to explore ‘milder processing’ than traditional heat treatment. In his second monthly column, René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager and member of the FoodNavigator expert advisory...

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Givaudan leverages AI for ‘next generation’ product development

By Katy Askew

Givaudan’s flavour business, Givaudan Taste & Wellness, is launching a new tool that leverages artificial intelligence for the ‘next generation’ of product development. “Success comes from combining the output of the tools with the sensitivity and...

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Big data ‘the trend to watch', says IGD

By Oliver Morrison

Traditional bricks-and-mortar retail still has “a long way to run”, but food and beverage manufacturers must embrace AI and predictive analysts to create value, according to IGD’s chief economist James Walton.

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What does 2021 and the ‘new normal’ have in store for seafood?

By Flora Southey

In the UK, 2020 saw frozen fish sales surge in retail, while premium seafood struggled to find its way onto restaurant diners’ plates. What do experts predict for the post-COVID ‘new normal’? And how can brands make the most of this changing retail landscape?...

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Tesco faces investor backlash over ‘role in UK obesity crisis’

By Katy Askew

Tesco has come under fire from a group of investors for what they characterise as the supermarket’s ‘role in the UK obesity crisis’. However, the retailer hit back, insisting it has ‘strong plans’ to make it ‘the easiest place to shop for healthy and...

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40% of firms’ environmental claims could be misleading

By Oliver Morrison

Four in 10 websites appear to be using ‘greenwashing’ tactics that could be considered misleading and therefore potentially break consumer law, according to an investigation by the International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN).

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