Worming their way into our diets

Insects are already a valued source of nourishment for two billion people. Around 80% of the world’s nations eat insects; approximately 1,700 are edible.

The bottom line

Back in the office after the sunniest of Bank Holidays and it’s with a bleary-eyed view that I read that British consumers care more about how healthy their food and drinks are compared to five years ago.

Food for thought

The government is inviting farmers and the public to have their say on a planned shake-up of the UK’s food industry.

A green wind

The emergence of the US-based first CBD internet marketplace should come as no surprise. CBD is experiencing explosive growth, and a green wind has been blowing in the online world for some time now.

Stepping up to the plate

According to a report produced by WRAP, around 3.6 million tonnes of food surplus and waste occur in primary production every year, worth some £1.2 billion. Wow.

The lo- point is a turning point

This week sees the opening of the UK’s first no- and low-alcohol pub (in London). These moves highlight the changes in drinking habits that statistics show have been evolving for some time.

The missing link

Food provenance business Happerley’s plans to create an epicentre of food transparency in England has been a long time coming.

A novel mix

Consumers have a thirst for novelty and drinks companies are scrambling to slake it.

Well, well, well

Now that wellness has made the transition from idealistic to realistic, and has ingrained itself as an option for consumers’ well-being, companies are seeing this translate into noticeable effects on their bottom line.

It’s not an east-west thing

European Union scientists have found no evidence of an east-west divide in the bloc’s food quality after eastern countries claimed their consumers were being short changed.

Power of free

Free From Functional & Health Ingredients (FFF&HI) broke records when it welcomed more than 7,800 key buyers and decision-makers to Barcelona from 28 to 29 May.

Runner beans

I’m writing this on a very wet and windy Monday evening wondering what happened at the weekend.

Binning the rhetoric

Waitrose’s invite to shoppers to use their own containers when in-store is the latest unveiling of an environmentally conscious shopping initiative.

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