Coca-Cola has introduced an alcohol brand in the east, while CBD and non-alcoholic alcohol rise in the west. Nathalie John and Edward Carstairs of Gill Jennings and Every explain how companies must protect themselves as the food and drink sector sees an influx of change and innovation.
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Trials of food refill stations and 'naked florist' sections will last for at least three months in an Asda store in Leeds before a decision is made on whether to roll out, retrial or stop the features.
Acacia gum, also known as gum arabic, is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of two acacia tree species: Acacia senegal and Vachellia seyal.
Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the US, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Rainforest Action Network's assessment reportedly found that the actions taken by the major snack food brands are not enough compared to what is actually needed to address the impacts of their ever-growing consumption of Conflict Palm Oil.
Popular seafood products such as 'fish sticks' have been found to generate significant 'post-catch' emissions, underscoring the need to measure what happens after fish are caught, according to researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The research, by Washington State University, aims to help farmers around the world use less man-made fertilisers to grow important food crops like wheat, corn and soybeans.
In a randomised, controlled trial, Penn State researchers found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain bacteria that help promote health, as well as improvements in some risk factors for heart disease.
Research commissioned by Vegetarian brand Linda McCartney's has revealed current consumer thoughts of going 'meat-free' and the key drivers behind the switch.
The FDA has lifted the consumer advisory to avoid romaine lettuce from Salinas as the growing season for this region is over, and there is no longer said to be a need for consumers to avoid it.
A study has found that bisphenol A (BPA), still found in some food and beverage packaging, can activate an immune response in mice which passes down through generations.
Authors from ISGlobal analysed recent data on trihalomethanes levels in European municipal tap water and estimated the burden of disease for bladder cancer attributable to exposure to these compounds.
The team developing the probiotic drink is seeking funding for a clinical trial which has potential to work against many resistant bacteria commonly found in the human gut including E. coli, Salmonella and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Despite decreases, total beverage alcohol in the country posted volume growth of 0.3 percent in 2019 (reversing a previous decline), with a value reaching $167 billion (up 2.5 percent from 2018).
While studies have focused on increasing the abundance of therapeutic phages, this research is said to explore the reductive effect of commonly consumed foods, chemical additives and plant extracts on the growth and phage production capacity of common gut bacteria.