Research commissioned by the UK & Ireland Mushroom Producers has found that mushrooms are often overlooked as a source of vitamin D. The vitamin helps to strengthen the immune system, making it particularly important during the flu season and the current pandemic.
Fortification with micronutrients gives products additional health value, and plant-based alternatives to dairy products are by far the strongest category, according to Innova. In response, SternVitamin has developed special micronutrient premixes for this segment that upgrade plant-based drinks based on oats and other protein sources.
A new study from the EPIC-Oxford team suggests that vegans and vegetarians have a higher risk of bone fracture with sensational headlines declaring: “Vegans 43% more likely to suffer bone fractures, study suggests”. BUT the study authors themselves say more research is needed. Viva! here discusses the reality of the situation.
Supported by advisory Board Member Dr. Michael Greger, The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) International is increasing awareness in the medical community of the power of plant-based nutrition to treat and prevent disease. The online course has over 2,700 medical students in Munich signing up so far.
Like no other, Patrik Baboumian embodies the power and health that a plant-based diet can bring. He achieved worldwide fame through the 2018 Netflix documentary The Game Changers, discussing the subject of ideal nutrition for top sporting performance, produced by Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron.
The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC), a collaboration between 21 British health organisations, was founded to raise awareness of dietary changes which could improve both public health and the environment. Now, the Alliance has released a policy paper with suggestions for government actions, including a tax on foods such as meat which have a high carbon footprint.
Founders Bethany and Eddie Fisher from London have developed a refillable deodorant which they say is more effective, convenient, sustainable and desirable than anything else on the market. Or as Eddie puts it “We’re making sustainability sexy! Once you see and hold fussy, it will be love at first swipe”
Better Plant Sciences Inc. Canada, recently announced that it has taken over the day-to-day sales of all JUSU Life and JUSU Body products for a purchase price of CAD $2.25 million. Better Plant also plans to acquire JUSU Bar, franchise rights and delivery operations upon acquisition of JUSU, which is expected to close in the coming months.
British sports nutrition brand CNP Professional announces that it is distributing its latest launch – CNP Plant – with vegan distributor Bravura Foods. The new range which includes protein powders, a collagen booster, pre-workout products, and plant-based nutrition bars, has been vegan certified by the vegetarian society.
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has identified six emerging behavioral changes created by the COVID-19 pandemic that will power food and beverage innovation and growth in the months ahead. The company’s research will help manufacturers gain market share in an increasingly uncertain business environment.
Food Frontier, an independent think tank on alternative proteins in Australia and New Zealand, has released a first-of-its-kind report that analyses the health and nutrition of plant-based meat products available in said countries, citing Sunfed Meats and Fable Foods as the biggest plant meat brands in the region.