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21 Feb 2019
--- A widely-publicized comparison of the greenhouse gases (GHG) produced by lab-grown and farm-raised beef suggests that the benefits of reducing methane, resulting from cattle, could in the long term be outweighed by increased... Read More
25 Jan 2019
--- The rapid onset of climate change and its potentially devastating impact on crops continues to be one of the most pressing themes of modern times. A multitude of studies have recently been published, all saying that extreme... Read More
29 Nov 2018
--- Global food systems are failing and urgently need to be turned around to avoid catastrophic climate change, according to some of the world’s leading science academies. An in-depth report from the InterAcademy... Read More
19 Nov 2018
--- Color can impact the taste of food, and our experiences and expectations can affect how we taste food, according to Penn State researchers, suggesting that this may have implications for how food and beverage industries... Read More
07 Nov 2018
--- Guiera Senegalensis, a resilient shrub that grows in West Africa, could be key to solving the region’s food shortage, due to its unique ability to find and distribute water in drought conditions. Researchers in Senegal... Read More
20 Aug 2018
--- Dartmouth scientists claim to have created a more sustainable feed for aquaculture by using a marine microalga co-product as a feed ingredient. The study is the first of its kind to evaluate replacing fishmeal with a... Read More
17 Aug 2018
--- The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) has published a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop in the international journal Science. This work... Read More
14 Mar 2018
--- A new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has found that separating vegetarian dishes on a menu can, in fact, reduce the proportion of people who choose a vegetarian option.
14 Dec 2017
--- Vegans want to see more grab-and-go options in retailers and foodservice outlets, according to a new survey by The Vegan Society. The results showed that vegans (91 percent) often struggle to conveniently pick up these types... Read More
12 Dec 2017
--- The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has leveled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published this week. Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3... Read More
06 Dec 2017
--- The New York City-based Beverage Marketing Corporation has published a new report claiming slow consumer traffic at on-premise locations, coupled with stagnancy in occasions for beverages is leading to flat total alcohol... Read More
23 Nov 2017
--- Consumers are skipping breakfast slightly more often now than in 2015, and it comes largely at the expense of at-home breakfast occasions, according to Technomic’s recently released 2017 Breakfast Consumer Trend Report.
22 Nov 2017
--- VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has used Virtual Reality (VR) to enhance consumers’ eating experiences. VR immersion had significant effects on brain signals and consumers’ evaluations of the... Read More
21 Nov 2017
--- New research from WorldFish undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH) identifies means to lessen the use of antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, antivirals, and antiprotozoals, in... Read More
20 Nov 2017
--- Symrise Flavors has released the findings of a comprehensive study, Perimeter of the Store, which analyzes the factors that drive consumers to store perimeters. These findings are helping to drive the development of new... Read More
14 Nov 2017
--- New research commissioned by Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), the joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills, has revealed that there is significant confusion over how much whole grain consumers should intake... Read More
13 Nov 2017
--- Brand new research from Britvic has revealed that almost half of consumers (45 percent) are set to buy more soft drinks at Christmas as figures show that over a fifth (21 percent) plan to drink less alcohol. With 37 percent... Read More
10 Nov 2017
--- Clean label continues to top many food product development agendas and the notion of clean label and natural claims having been a prominent industry trend since 2008. The demand for total transparency is now increasing... Read More
07 Nov 2017
--- New research reveals that frozen cod can be just as good as fresh, as long as it is handled properly. On average it takes three days for a fresh cod to reach most sales counters. And for both retailers and customers, a... Read More
01 Nov 2017
--- Comax Flavors has released new primary research on consumers’ behavior, usage and attitudes towards flavored water. This is the third study of the company’s primary market research program. The Flavored Water... Read More
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