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Posted: 8 October 2021 | | No comments yet

This week’s rapid roundup of food and beverage news includes changes to breakfast cereal and a world famous recruit for the UN.

Daily meat consumption in the UK has fallen over the past decade by 17 grams per person. That’s according to new research led by the University of Oxford and informed by the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Though the decrease has been received as positive news, there is concern that we are not cutting meat out of our diet fast enough to hit targets set out by the new National food Strategy.

Elsewhere, Cereal Partners UK (CPUK), the makers of Nestle breakfast cereals, will remove  an estimated 59 million teaspoons of sugar and three million teaspoons of salt from its products. The manufacturer claims this means by the end of 2021, there will be up to 16 percent less sugar and 50 percent less salt across Coco Shreddies, Honey Cheerios, and Golden Nuggets cereals.

Finally, international recording artist The Weeknd has been named as a goodwill ambassador by the United Nations World Food Programme. The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, has been active in the fight against world hunger, and recently donated one million dollars to the WFP’s relief efforts in Ethiopia.