With the global population predicted to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050, there is increased focus on sustainable food production to meet rising demand worldwide. One major consideration is how food production contributes to food waste and how food waste impacts the world. In this article, we take a holistic and collaborative approach to understanding… Read more »
Food waste can be upcycled, reduced, or even eliminated entirely, but where in the supply chain do we start and how do we take action? Learn more from our experts with these infographics and on-demand webinar
Fresh berries are rich in nutrition but can spoil quickly and generate more food waste. What is the best way to preserve the nutrition of berries when processing to improve portability, shelf life, or usability into foods and beverages? Frozen? Dried? Juice?
A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a science-based quantification of all of the environmental impacts created over the entire life cycle of a product. It is a tool being used more commonly in the food and beverage industry as companies try to evaluate and reduce the impact their businesses have on the planet and a stepping stone toward a future of sustainable nutrition.
How are enzymes used to make food more sustainable? Learn about the importance of enzymes in reducing the environmental impact of food production of food categories like bakery, meat, fish, and brewing.
What is cultivated meat and how is it made? What is the environmental impact of replacing conventionally grown meat with cultivated meat, and will it be one of the greatest human achievements to date? Kyle Probst, PhD, explores the science to find answers to these questions.
The food currently lost or wasted globally is enough to feed 2 billion people. This article uses bread and bakery as a case study to review how individuals and food producers can take action against food waste.
Over 170 million tonnes of sugar are consumed annually, resulting in increased risk of obesity and chronic disease for many as well as production of substantial CO2 emissions, land, and water use. Sugar alternatives that can improve both health and sustainability outcomes can be an important tool for the future health of the planet.
Reformulating foods to reduce content of nutrients like sodium, sugar, and fat is a key pillar of public health strategies globally. Learn about new research that explores the impact of reformulation on nutrient intakes and consumer acceptance.
Is dairy fat healthy or unhealthy? Why do we see recommendations to reduce saturated fat intake, while at the same time see headlines from studies showing full-fat dairy may be healthy for us? The answer lies in the fact that food can often be more than the sum of its parts. Dairy, saturated fat &… Read more »
Soy has received more attention in the past few years due to the growing popularity of plant protein and plant-based diets. However, there have also been mixed messages about soy in the media over the past few decades, which leaves many people confused about soy’s role in health. “Is soy unhealthy or healthy?” is the… Read more »
Plant sources of protein offer many benefits for health and the environment. These benefits are aligning with consumer values and creating a demand for more plant proteins in food.
Animal nutrition has a direct impact on human health ‘You are what you eat’. This phrase is used to encourage us think hard about our food choices, but what does it really mean? And when we think about what we eat, what is the impact of the nutrition that is provided to the animals that… Read more »
Dairy products from grass-fed cows are in growing demand among today’s consumers, driven mostly by perceived health benefits and animal welfare concerns.1 This prompts the question: Are dairy products from grass-fed cows really better for us? Scientists at Teagasc Moorepark Research Centre, Cork and the APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork have explored this and… Read more »
Whey, previously a by-product of cheese-making previously used as fertilizer or thrown away, is now the most well-known ingredient in the sports industry. Identifying nutritious ingredients from by-products is one way to drive innovation.