There are two reasons the nutrient profiling system known as NuVal®, which assigned a score from 1 to 100, the higher the number the more nutritious the food, has disappeared from the shelves of the nearly 2,000 U.S. supermarkets it populated at its peak. The first reason is that the business model didn’t work; and the second is that the science of the system worked a bit too well.
The 2017 Global Nutrition report was released last week. It describes a world where people are eating the wrong things. While it is true that far too many people lack access to food, almost everyone seems to lack access to food that actually nourishes them. Globally, 52 million children are “wasted” – too skinny for their height. At the same time, 41 million children under five are overweight.
Consumers, manufacturers and brand owners require a lot from packaging. We need packages to promote and protect products, provide necessary ingredient, instruction and safety information and enhance supply chain efficiency to ensure products reach consumers while maintaining the highest safety and quality standards.
Putting bacteria-targeting-viruses into food packaging could keep food from spreading illnesses such as Salmonella poisoning
It’s important to keep packaged food free of bacteria for safe eating. Bacteria such as Salmonella and Listeria can contaminate food and cause infection. This is particularly dangerous now, as antibiotic resistance is rising and bacteria are becoming immune to our antibiotics. We need another way to keep our food safe.
Teasing aside, while most of us have ridden the 10 a.m. slide into crankiness after a sugary breakfast, we’re less educated about the ways that what we choose to eat can actually help us crawl out of our crabbiness and improve our mood and our attention span.
Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers.
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Any astute cattleman knows that he cannot change feed sources on his herd quickly; he must gradually blend the new feed with the old over several days. If he doesn’t do this, he runs the risk of creating health issues for his animals, such as bloating. This is particular problematic in the spring when moving the herd from dry hay onto lush green vegetation.
Moraru, professor of food science in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joined academic peers and the Supporters of Agriculture Research Foundation in Washington, D.C., Nov. 2 to highlight the importance of research funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).