While obesity rates in China are hitting records, the Coca-Cola Company is putting scientific evidence into Chinese policies to promoto exercise and downplay the role of diets in the strife against obesity, the Guardian reports. Yet another proof that independent and consumer-centered research is critical in every corner of the world.
According to recent research from GlobalData, the majority of the world’s population has adopted a diet that features reduced or entirely absent meat consumption. Changing consumer habits and the rise of ‘flexitarianism’ – eating predominantly, but not strictly, vegetarian – has led to the reduced consumption of meat in favour of vegetables and meat alternatives. […]
Germany’s Savanna Ingredients has developed a process to produce allulose – “real sugar without calories” – on a mass scale. The group expects to achieve European foodstuffs approval within the next two years. Read the full article on Food Navigator here.
Resistere allo zucchero sarebbe davvero una gran brutta vita, ma gli studi dell’Organizzazione mondiale della sanità, dell’Agenzia Internazionale della ricerca sul cancro e delle più prestigiose riviste scientifiche hanno accertato che il consumo eccessivo è causa di numerosi problemi. Ma quando è «eccessivo»? Leggi l’articolo su Il Corriere della Sera qui.
According to a new study carried out by Cancer Research UK, teenagers who watch an extra junk food advert per week consume an extra 18,000 calories a year. The research will be presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna. Read more here.
Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company and Unilever will start to add the Evolved Nutrition Label (ENL) to products in some EU countries, they announced on 3 May. Read the full article on Food Navigator here.
Taxes levied on sweetened drinks and snack foods are of most benefit to the poor in helping to make long-term healthy lifestyle changes, a Lancet study concludes. Read more on Food Navigator here.
According to a new analysis published in The Lancet medical journal, taxing products such as soda, alcohol and tobacco can steer consumers toward healthier choices and avert a ruinous tumble in which obesity fuels disease and medical costs push people further into poverty. Read the full article here.
While consumers are being offered more vegetarian meal options, if these choices are segregated it can actually reduce the proportion of people who opt for them, a new study suggests. Read the full article on FoodNavigator here.
Most of us eat a lot of sugar. We are surrounded by it, and it’s delicious. Unfortunately, sugar also encourages overeating and causes health problems. Research consistently points to the harms of sugar, including obesity, diabetes and other diseases. The only way to eat a healthy amount of sugar is to make a conscious effort. You […]