Sustainability

'A lot of people only think of the social cost, that it's socially and morally unacceptable for people to be obese or malnourished. But in my view the economic impact is very important too,' says FAO economist. ©iStock/ajcabeza

The €3.3 trillion cost of malnutrition inaction

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Economic impact assessments for malnutrition are helping present a “convincing argument” for nutrition investment, says a top economist from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

EIT Food aims to support the creation of 350 start-ups within seven years and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the European food system by 40% by 2030. ©iStock

Algae and alternative protein players in €1.2bn EU food project

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A pan-EU sustainable food project sees Israeli astaxanthin supplier Algatechnologies, champion of pea protein Roquette and Dutch nutrition giant DSM among its 50 partners that will invest close to €1.2bn over the next seven years. 

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'No need for alarm over declining omega-3 levels in salmon'

By Jane Byrne

The head of the research center of the global aqua feed leader, Skretting, has weighed in on the debate generated by BBC coverage of a Scottish study showing omega 3 oils in farmed salmon have halved in the past five years due to more plant based oils...

'Personalisation is already being practiced by consumers as individuals in their everyday food choices and it's now evolving to a more technology-based level,' says marketing expert.

P-Fit: Protein market game changer or nice little niche?

By Lynda Searby

Does P-Fit, the personalised protein service launched last month, have the potential to 'disrupt' the category, as one protein expert suggests, or will it settle quietly into a humble but high value niche? NutraIngredients seeks views from the...

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