research & science

05 Jun 2023
--- Heat waves that used to occur once per century now happen every six years in the Midwestern US and every 16 years in Northeastern China, according to a new study by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science... Read More
30 May 2023
--- As warnings against high salt consumption – especially of table salt – have been given by the World Health Organization (WHO), several non-governmental health-related organizations and numerous health-promoting... Read More
10 May 2023
--- Researchers at the American Institute of Physics (AIP) have delved into the role of uneven coffee extraction using a simple mathematical model. They found that by understanding the origin of uneven extraction in brewing... Read More
09 May 2023
--- Food labels on children’s products in Canada demonstrate a negative association between marketing appeal and nutritional quality, according to a new study investigating advertising power and children’s nutrition.... Read More
04 May 2023
--- With global food systems under pressure, there is an increased need for sustainable food that contributes to farmers’ livelihoods and Nestlé says it’s on track to advance sustainable food by delivering... Read More
28 Apr 2023
--- Genomic investigation on peanut breeding is already delivering results to industry as science solutions have a real-world commercial value impact, according to the Peanut Research Foundation and the American Peanut... Read More
25 Apr 2023
--- Danone Institute North America (DINA), a non-profit foundation that aims to promote sustainable food systems in the US and Canada, will provide up to US$260,000 in grants to support community-based initiatives focused on... Read More
25 Apr 2023
--- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says meat, eggs and milk are vital sources of nutrients which “cannot easily be obtained from plant-based foods.” However, the new report flags... Read More
18 Apr 2023
--- Ramifications from the war in Ukraine continue to impact global food prices. Honing in on this, we look at how inflation continues to affect shopping baskets in the US, the UK and New Zealand. New analysis from Which?, a... Read More
17 Apr 2023
--- Multidrug-resistant E. coli has been found in 40% of supermarket meat samples tested in a Spanish study. E. coli strains capable of causing severe infections in people were also highly prevalent, this year’s European... Read More
11 Apr 2023
--- Sixty-two percent of UK consumers are finding ways to reduce the cost of their weekly shopping, according to a new report from Barclays, which delves into shopper spending habits. Over half (53%) of consumers are also... Read More
10 Apr 2023
--- Mothers’ vaginal microbiome composition does not significantly affect that of their babies’, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. NutritionInsight sits down with Maria... Read More
28 Mar 2023
--- Seeds that were sent to space by the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are returning to Earth next month, following an experiment to develop crops that... Read More
21 Mar 2023
--- A hormone-disrupting cosmic chemical Bisphenol S (BPS), similar to Bisphenol A (BPA), can migrate from food packaging into common foods, Canadian scientists have flagged. While BPA is a toxic chemical commonly found in... Read More
20 Mar 2023
--- An EU cash injection of €5 million (US$5.3 million) aims to boost the conservation and restoration of soil health as part of a recently launched project dubbed InBestSoil.The project partners are discussing the first... Read More
10 Mar 2023
--- Neuroimaging has revealed a positive association between adherence to the MIND and Mediterranean diets and the reduction of tau tangles and amyloid plaques in the brain – the key signatures of Alzheimer’s disease.
09 Mar 2023
--- Consumer perceptions toward new food technology innovations are shifting with a recent study revealing that over three-quarters (77%) are likely to purchase products made with ingredients produced via precision fermentation.... Read More
07 Mar 2023
--- The plant-based focused planetary health diet has significant dietary gaps in six essential micronutrients and contains large amounts of phytate – an anti-nutrient found in many plants. Researchers are now saying that... Read More
07 Mar 2023
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reports sustained high levels of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Campylobacter bacteria. According to the report, “Campylobacteriosis was the most reported zoonosis in the EU... Read More
06 Mar 2023
--- As inflation and the cost of living crisis continues to take its toll on consumers and impact businesses operations, a new report by anti-waste NGO WRAP suggests that excessive portion sizes in meals ordered out of home are... Read More