Health and Nutrition Journalism

Diversified protein sourcing is on the 2024 agenda: What's the path to mainstream adoption?

Calls to create healthy, resilient and sustainable food systems are loudening. With growing awareness around the fragility of food systems and the globe’s growing population, the urgent need to make this a reality is scaling industry consciousness.

To respond, manufacturers have turned their attention to finding new sources of protein that offer favourable nutrition profiles and environmental considerations, along with focusing on securing the future of European food systems.

AI and digital tracing: Building efficient and transparent supply chains in 2024

In 2024, better solutions throughout the supply chain to support sustainability targets and economic needs will be a crucial focus for brands, prompting evolving developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and digital tracing.

“There is an increasing global demand and urgent need for healthy, resilient and sustainable food systems,” Lorena Savani, Mission Lead of Healthier Lives Through Food at EIT Food, told FoodNavigator.

Is the ‘healthy indulgence’ production trend out, the immunity diet one in for 2024?

Consumers are increasingly aware of foods’ role in supporting their immune system and overall health and wellbeing. With mental health awareness on the rise, food brands add nutritionally supportive ingredients, promoted as helping provide clarity, calm and sleep support.

“Immunity diets will be the focus in 2024, with less alcohol consumption in the under 35s and a rise in functional foods,”​ Dr Morgaine Gaye, a Food Futurologist, who looks at food and eating from a social, cultural, economic,

EFSA tool predicts food risk for coeliac patients

On 7th December 2023, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released the results of its exploration into how Europe can safeguard coeliac disease patients​.

EFSA researchers have investigated the causes of coeliac disease and developed a tool for screening proteins in food products and ingredients that might cause coeliac symptoms in patients. The discovery of these tools opens up opportunities for manufacturers to develop others and has the potential for use in various food safety areas.

Avoiding Pseudoscience While Researching Food and Health | EBSCOpost

Food industry professionals, researchers and consumers receive considerable information on food, nutrition and health. Exposure to articles, recordings and opinions that are presented as scientific but that are pseudoscience has the potential to influence awareness, knowledge and decision-making abilities.

Today, work published in predatory journals accounts for a staggering fifth of global scientific output, according to one study. That amounts to almost half a million articles a year, with th

Food misinformation and fake news? Scientific and sustainable communication efforts expand to end misreporting

Food sustainability and securing the future of our global food systems are propelling organisations in the research community to highlight the latest insights on food in the context of the environment.

The congruence of several key industry factors and consumer behaviours has seen several platforms launch, providing information and education on food and its relationship with the environment.

Consumer-centric approaches are crucial in developing a more sustainable food system

The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) World Food Day on 16 October 2023 centred on water’s importance in sustainable food systems.

Its theme - Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind - resonates with IFIS Publishing’s commitment to providing a reliable and accessible resource for research and innovation in pursuing sustainable water use and food production.

IFIS launched its free Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) database, which curates the latest scientific research at the inte

The Healing Powers of Sunlight—Stronger Bones, Brighter Moods, Better Health

Pivoting from “harmful” to “healthy,” the public health rhetoric on sunlight and its healing properties has transformed in recent years, largely due to the benefits of vitamin D exposure.

For more than a century, public health messages focused on the adverse effects of sunlight on our health. Overexposure to sunlight is linked to negative consequences, such as skin-damaging sunburns, raising the risks for skin cancer, and even cataracts.

However, the public health narrative has now evolved due

Food allergy: Is improved near-miss reporting needed in the hospitality sector?

In its first food allergy report​ ​ Hospitality Allergen Support UK (HASUK) has called for improved knowledge in the hospitality sector on allergens and the need to include near-miss reporting as a standard within Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) across the hospitality sector.

Today, 44% of British adults suffer from at least one allergy,​ prompting HASUK to undertake a report to understand how the food and hospitality sectors cater to adults with allergens. Up to a fifth of patients with
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