Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup Co., said the company looks “beyond a typical five-year horizon” and aims to anticipate food industry disruptions “driven by the intersection of real food, health, well-being and technology,” according to the Boston Business Journal. This new business strategy focuses on concepts she referred to as “future commerce,” “limitless local” and “better-dot-me.”read more
As human beings we need to eat to live. It is therefore important that what we consume won’t cause us any harm. It is also important that the production of our food does not cause the environment any harm.
However, current industrial farming practices are seen as major causes of environmental issues. Issues such as, increased production of methane, a greenhouse gas from livestock production and deforestation through clearing of forests for farmland and ranches.read more
Microgreens can be almost any edible vegetable, flower or herb. That makes their nutritional content vary widely. In general, they have very few calories but a lot of nutrients for their weight. For example, Trader Joe’s microgreens mix contains only 6 calories per ounce but 68 percent of an adult’s daily allowance of vitamin A. Broccoli microgreens offer high amounts of vitamin C and A as well as protein and calcium but just 12 calories per ounce.read more
Earlier this week, General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report. The annual document explains the brand’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. One of the key highlights in this year’s report is that General Mills boosted its spending on food safety from $13 million in 2015 to $16 million in 2016. This increase represents 8 percent of the company’s essential capital investment in 2016 that was dedicated to food safety projects.read more
Interacting with food is an incredibly sensual experience. One might imagine the smell of an oven roast, or picture an oozing chocolate lava cake, maybe even hear the crunch of a stale baguette. But what happens when you lose your sense of smell and taste?
Anosmia is a disorder where one loses their ability to smell. There are various forms of this unfortunate disorder: Congenital anosmia is when someone is unable to smell at birth, and hyposmia describes the diminishing sense of smell that develops over time. Our senses of smell and taste are interdependent, so if you lose one of these senses, you lose the other one too.read more
Our client is a well known manufacturer of juices, jams and jellies based in New England. They seek a research scientist in their corporate research center in the Boston area.read more
People love their pets, and it’s obvious by taking a look at what types of food pet owners are spending their hard-earned money on. The most in-demand pet foods are those that look and sound a lot like cuisine meant for humans—delicacies that are sugar-free, grain- and gluten-free, and contain reduced calories. Pet foods also offer an array of varieties to please even the pickiest of pet palates—frozen, raw, organic, all-natural, wet, dry, baked, freeze-dried, etc. Data released by GfK—Germany’s largest market research firm—revealed last summer that more Americans are spending more money on raw food for their pets. Over the course of a year, retail sales of raw, freeze-dried dog and cat food spiked a whopping 64 percent. The sale of raw, frozen pet food jumped 32 percent during the same period.read more
For many women, pregnancy is a nutrition wake-up call. Suddenly it becomes really important to eat right. After all, you’re not just eating for one anymore.
You’ve probably heard a lot of crazy nutrition “dos and don’ts.” As a nutritionist, I’ve pretty much heard them all too. With all the (often unsolicited) nutrition advice, it’s not always easy to separate myth from fact. Especially for first time moms.read more
The food and drink industry is one of the largest industrial sectors globally, with a combined turnover of €2.6 trillion in the three largest producing regions, EU, China and the US, and involving over 700,000 companies. With the size of the industry and the number of people and businesses involved, it is inevitable that there will be attempts at criminal activities.read more
Even when you try your best to eat well, it’s difficult to know everything about nutrition. I often talk with clients who believe they are making good choices and don’t realize that little oversights stand in their way of optimal health. Here’s a top 10 list of common but easy-to-repair nutrition mistakes.read more