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Your Chocolate Bar Probably Contains Cockroach Parts

2 Mins Read Did you know that your average chocolate bar probably contains insect parts? According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), anything less than 60 insect pieces per 100 grams of chocolate – around two typical bars of store-bought chocolate – is deemed safe for public consumption.  Bugs are constantly present during the food […]

WHO x GFI Discuss The Future Of Food: First Joint Alt Protein Workshop Covers Global Regulation & Food Safety

5 Mins Read The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Good Food Institute (GFI) have teamed up to host a workshop on alternative protein regulations and food safety for the first time. Led by the WHO’s Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) and GFI’s global network, the two-day event discussed crucial alternative protein challenges and opportunities, from the […]

Vegan & Allergy-Inclusive Food Businesses Can ‘Earn More & Risk Less’, Food Safety Expert Details In New Book

4 Mins Read Foodservice businesses are leaving behind a huge opportunity if they fail to address the “ticking time-bomb” of rising allergy-related incidents and make the shift to become more inclusive, warns food safety expert Heather Landex. In her new book, Landex, a two-decade-long veteran of the industry, advises food companies to stop excluding the “significant and growing” […]

Food Safety & Nutrition Top Motivators For Chinese Consumers To Adopt Cell-Based Meat, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Food safety concerns and nutrition will be the key drivers Chinese consumers to adopt cell-based products, a new consumer attitudes survey finds. Ethical and environmental advantages of cultured meats, on the other hand, fare lower on the list of priorities. The research sheds light on the potential marketing strategies that would be effective for alternative […]

OrgHive: New Blockchain-Powered App Launches To Promote Organic Foods In China

4 Mins Read Launched earlier this year by Hong Kong-based digital transformation agency Integrated Management Systems (IMS), OrgHive is a new app designed to help consumers in China make healthier food choices while supporting organic brands targeting the mainland Chinese market. Powered by blockchain technology, the app offers greater transparency and trust to shoppers, who are increasingly conscious […]

New USDA Rule Will Allow Sale Of Diseased Chicken For Human Consumption

3 Mins Read A proposed new rule by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will allow poultry factories to process diseased chickens and sell it for human consumption. Rolling back food safety measures in the meat industry amid the coronavirus pandemic – which scientists have linked to unsustainable and dangerous animal agriculture – could mean waiting for […]

Top 5 Reasons To Eat Local or Why The Locavore Movement Is Vital To Your Health

4 Mins Read Eating locally has become somewhat of a trend these days and with all health trends, it’s easy to forget that there are legitimately valid reasons to adopt them. Beyond all the media coverage, the locavore movement has its roots (couldn’t resist) in sound thinking. Below, we look into the rationale behind it. Maximize Nutrition Many of us […]

The EWG’s 2014 Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen Roundup

4 Mins Read We all want to eat more organic fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, shopping in the organic aisle is difficult and costly. How can we make smarter choices about what we eat? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is here to help. The US-based NGO seeks to inform the public and empower us to shop smart. Every year they release The Clean […]

Green Queen Loves: The Greentest Device – Why You Need One In Your Life

5 Mins Read As consumers, we are constantly overwhelmed with information about what is healthy, what is not healthy, what we should eat, what we should avoid eating. The nutrition noise that now permeates all types of media can leave one feeling powerless and confused. Not to mention doctors, trainers and therapists giving us there two cents too!  One of […]