Fresh Food

China’s Raw Lettuce Revolution

by February 26th, 2016

China may be the world’s biggest lettuce producer, but the concept of tucking into a bowl of crispy green leaves is still somewhat of a novelty for Chinese consumers, who are used to eating their lettuce cooked rather than raw. However, the rapid expansion of Western-style restaurants across the country is starting to change this.

Over Half a Million Americans Expected to Lose Eligibility for Food Aid in 2016

by February 7th, 2016

Policy analysts estimate that between 500,000 and 1 million Americans will lose eligibility for participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamps Program, over the course of 2016. The prompt change in coverage for 2016 is due to federal implementation of a 1996 welfare law which limits childless, non-disabled […]

United States Faces Food Loss

by February 2nd, 2016

The issue of food loss, food waste, and the environmental cost of food production edged closer to the forefront of the US public consciousness in 2015. US consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with and aware of the environmental cost of food production, and have begun taking steps to combat waste and lessen the environmental footprint […]

First Genetically Modified Animal Achieves Regulatory Status by the FDA

by December 3rd, 2015 In mid-November 2015, the FDA in the United States approved the first genetically modified animal for human consumption when a genetically modified salmon achieved regulatory status. The announcement was met with an almost immediate uproar from opponents of genetic modification. In America, genetic modification is generally concentrated within the realm of cash crops such […]

Global Health and Wellness Trends

by November 2nd, 2015

  Euromonitor International recently published updated health and wellness data, and several trends have emerged from the research. First, global diets are becoming more plant-based than ever before, with vegetables and heritage grains as the focus. Breads, pastas and cereals, which were once losing ground in the market are once again being consumed thanks to […]