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There's a humanitarian crisis growing in both Ukraine and Russia. Pic: GettyImages/Nastco

The cost of war on the food front

By Gill Hyslop

The list of companies shutting operations in Russia grows daily, however, dozens remain to help out with a different, but no less severe, humanitarian crisis.

Seebo can help prevent quality and waste losses with automated root cause analysis. Pic: GettyImages/mady70

Seebo to ramp up AI footprint with $24m funding round

By Gill Hyslop

Seebo – the artificial intelligence (AI) platform used by producers like General Mills, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Mondelēz to predict and prevent quality, yield and waste losses – is planning to expand its global reach following a $24m Series B financing round.

Governments on both side of the Atlantic are shining a spotlight on sugar in order to reduce obesity. Pic: GettyImages/vchal

Sugar in the spotlight: The tax and the new Nutrition Facts label

By Gill Hyslop

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is rolling out a new Nutrition Facts label that shines a spotlight on ‘Added Sugars’ to help Americans cut back on the amount they consume, while on the other side of the pond, the UK’s sugar tax is producing...

Major cereal producers are ensuring they are providing all options to give consumers a reason to walk down the aisle. Pic: GettyImages/EvgeniiAnd

There’s still a place on the table for sugary breakfast cereals

By Gill Hyslop

Breakfast cereals are one of the categories to actually show progress in reducing sugar content, with Action on Sugar’s latest progress report showing an 8.5% reduction between 2015 and 2018. But some consumers still demand that sweet hit in the morning....

General Mills' Cheerios is a highly trusted brand in America. Pic: General Mills

Cheerios rocks the Most Trusted Brands of 2020

By Gill Hyslop

Americans have becoming far less trusting in recent years, but when the going gets tough, the tough find solace in Cheerios,which again reinforces their importance on health and well-being.

Lidl is removing the monkey and other cartoon mascots from its Crownfield-branded breakfast cereals. Pic: Lidl

Lidl goes cartoon-free in a bid to halt childhood obesity

By Gill Hyslop

Children in the United Kingdom will soon have to say good-bye to the monkey, bee, alligator, lion, panda and penguins featured on the boxes of Lidl’s own-brand cereals, as the retail giant attempts to halt the soaring obesity rate among the demographic.

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