Food brands are profiting from ‘free-from’ fake news, claims an Italian consumer rights organisation, after its study found ‘palm oil free’ products were higher in saturates and less sustainable than their palm oil counterparts.
The protein requirements put forward in the EAT-Lancet report are nutritionally inadequate and are not enough to support growing bodies, according to a critique of the so-called ‘Planetary Health Diet’.
The disastrous environmental effects of unsustainable palm oil production has ‘demonised’ the commodity for consumers. Is soy, which is similarly associated with deforestation, biodiversity loss and climate change, heading for the same fallout?
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) publishes pesticide residue looking at 12 food products across the bloc, Nestlé adopts Nutri-Score labels, and a comparison study identifies similarly branded food products with differing compositions.
Demand for meat analogues is booming as ever more sophisticated plant-protein products are developed. Future growth of the sector will benefit from diversified protein sources, ingredients specialist Roquette predicts.
The six ‘most promising’ plant-based proteins for the food industry have been identified by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who scored the protein sources according to commercial, nutritional and sustainability factors.