research & science

04 Jul 2023
--- Up to half of US consumers could be throwing away perfectly good milk based on the best-before-date label alone, without paying attention to the words accompanying it, according to a new study. Milk represents 12% of all... Read More
19 Jun 2023
--- An Ontario research team has developed a new method for creating meat substitutes using corn protein with the same fibrous qualities as a steak or chicken breast. They are leveraging Canadian Light Source (CLS) technology... Read More
13 Jun 2023
--- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with partners to eliminate child labor in key sectors, including cocoa and coffee. The project maps out ways of using blockchain technology for... Read More
08 Jun 2023
--- The Forager AI platform has identified 188 predicted bioactive and health-benefiting molecules in the classic ingredient. According to Brightseed, the newly discovered compounds could have significant impacts for mental... Read More
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.