Mindful power

As we emerge from the pandemic, health and wellness has become more widely recognised in the mainstream, encouraging consumers to be more proactive and purposeful with their food and beverage choices. Growing awareness about health generally has risen – and with it alcohol’s effects on the quality of life has spurred mindful drinking in recent […]

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Fuel mania

The blame game is back as this week the UK is in a frenzy about its current fuel shortages, but pointing fingers could only exacerbate the problem.

Balance of flour

The news that folic acid is to be added to UK flour to help prevent spinal birth defects in babies is welcome. Adding folic acid to flour could prevent up to 200 birth defects a year.


Leader of the pack

A Sugar and Calorie Reduction Network, announced by chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty will launch in spring 2022 and be led by the UK.

Plant based balance

Saturation of the phrase plant based puts it at risk of it losing some of its better-for-you significance with consumers, but all’s not lost asserts the market research firm Mintel.

Shortage bomb

Even before the delta variant started spreading and Brexit, there were issues that have impacted our current shortage problems in the UK.

Rogues calorie

In assessing the healthiness of product portfolios using food sales and nutrient composition data, new research shines a spotlight on changes over time in the nutritional quality of food and drink products from the UKs largest food and beverage companies.

Grievous policy harm

If not checked, forthcoming government policies passed on directly to consumers would increase the price of food and drink shopping per household by more than £160/year.

Roadmap and conquer

The FoodDrinkEurope commissioned roadmap on decarbonisation assesses the climate impact of the European food and drink manufacturing sector and sets out some of the available pathways for decarbonisation.

Sustainable minds

My plate has been piled high lately with the main dish being sustainability, the sides are changes consumers want to see in the world, and the ingredients are actions industry can take. The articles cooked up for me relate to food, nutrition, and the environment. Whether you’re interested in seeing a shift in the way […]

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