No to single-use plastic, yes to multi-use packagingA focus on disposable plastics has already seen single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks, and cotton buds, banned in the markets of EU Member States, as of 2 July 2021. The ban will include single-use plastic plates, trays, bowls, cutler, balloon sticks, and certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers. Tackling food waste: from ‘dumpster diving’ to ‘best before’ datesFood waste is priority for policymakers across the bloc. Food waste in Germany is estimated at 11m tons a year, press spokesperson Christian Böttcher told DW, who believes the food industry is being unfairly targeted as it is responsible for just 7% of the country’s food waste. In recent years, Danish food waste start-up Too Good To Go has partnered with food brands to amend ‘best before’ labelling on certain products to ‘best before, often good after’.
IRI’s ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ research reveals significant changes in the way consumers are coping with a cost of living crisis unlike any they have experienced before. Over half of consumers are in crisis, said IRI, with 61% of consumers surveyed in Europe’s largest markets saying they are worried about the impact on them personally. Any money saved up over the pandemic has been drawn down to meet everyday living costs. Some 40% of shoppers surveyed said they are looking more frequently for reduced items even if they are slightly out of date. The pandemic trend to cook at home from scratch continues with 49% of consumers surveyed saying they plan to cook fresh.3 months ago Food Navigator
But just how much does sustainability influence purchase decisions? It does play a role, however: Day suspects that while sustainability is not the ‘key driver’ – with consumers prioritising taste, price, and convenience – it does ‘drive retention’. 1 value proposition to consumers is sustainability, no offence, but you’re screwed,” she told delegates at Future Food-Tech last month. That can’t be solely attributed to its sustainability credentials, we were told, but it does play a role in consumer loyalty. “If you don’t have nutritious and delicious, you don’t even get to play at the table.3 months ago Food Navigator
Microplastics are defined as any plastic particles ranging in size from 5 mm and smaller—down to 1 µm (1 micron). The UK study found that of the microplastics detected in lung tissue collected from live patients as part of their routine medical care, 12 types were discovered. Lung tissue was obtained from 11 patients—with two patients providing two samples from different lung positions—for a total of 13 samples from 11 patients. Polymer types within lung tissue were identified as fragments (43%), fiber (49%) and film (8%). Microplastics can enter the food web, where plastic particles can transfer into tissue, and expose humans to plastic-associated and endocrine-disrupting chemicals from seafood consumption.3 months ago Food Engineering
Don't worry, Rujuta Diwekar is at your rescue. Here Are 5 Tips To Eat In Moderation By Celebrity Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar:1. The nutritionist shares that ghee, which is one of the biggest components of most mithai, helps in keeping the intestines in good shape. In her audiobook, Rujuta Diwekar urges her to have a more authentic celebration. The nutritionist suggests “five rounds of Surya Namaskar.”Here's wishing you a happy and healthy Diwali!3 months ago NDTV Food
The five-day-long Diwali festivities ends with Bhai Dooj - a festival that celebrates the special bond between siblings. Also Read: Bhai Dooj 2022: 5 Unique Recipes Your Sibling Would LoveBhai Dooj 2022: 6 Easy Dessert Recipes For Celebration:Sliced malai cake:This malai cake is sure to bring a smile to your face. Kalakand:Make this for your brother on Bhai Dooj and we are sure he will love this to the core. Watch the detailed recipe video of these amazing desserts here:Also Read: When Is Bhai Dooj 2022: Date, Timings And Easy Recipes To Surprise Your SiblingsWhat are you waiting for? Prepare these mithais and make Bhai Dooj 2022 extra special for your siblings.3 months ago NDTV Food
Investors tipped more than half a billion dollars into Australian startups last year, according to the inaugural Asia-Pacific AgriFoodTech Investment Report 2022. AgriFutures Australia Senior Manager growAG Arianna Sippel, who attended the launch, said the report demonstrated the growing maturity of the sector in Australia. “AgriFutures Australia is excited about the growth of investment in Australian agrifood tech and is focused on helping increase investment and collaboration through the grow AG. The report also indicates the outlook for agrifood tech is bright, despite the deteriorating global economic climate. Investment in Asia-Pacific agrifood tech startups set a new record in 2021 reaching $US15.2bn, with this positive trajectory poised to continue.3 months ago Food Processing
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