Food Security

Peanuts are ticking a lot of consumer boxes. Pic: GettyImages

Why US peanut consumption has hit record highs

By Gill Hyslop

Peanut consumption in the US has hit record levels for the second year in a row – rising to an all-time high of 7.9 pounds (3.5kg) per American in 2021. However, the National Peanut Board (NPB) said the consistent rise of the nut’s popularity is not surprising,...

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Food security report reveals discrepancies between West and East Europe

By Oliver Morrison

Despite the pandemic straining supply chains, causing food shortages and price volatility, Europe’s high-income levels and relatively low rates of inequality mean it is well placed to cope with the types of unexpected economic shocks that can drive food...

PepsiCo's Imagine snack brand aims to provide three million meals to kids in need. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s Imagine Snacks partners with No Kid Hungry

By Gill Hyslop

Imagine – a range of kiddies snacks that provide ‘a good source of protein and calcium’ – has embarked on a three-year partnership with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to fight childhood hunger in America.

Popped amaranth seeds. © GettyImages/MarsBars

Amaranth reclaims its superfood status in Mexico

By Niamh Michail

Amaranth, Mexico’s native grain is now part of the country's 'basic basket' of goods, an official come-back for this nutritious superfood that was sacred to the Aztecs. We look at how manufacturers can use it in their products.

China to keep up high grain production tempo

China to keep up high grain production tempo

By Ankush Chibber

China will continue to maintain a high rate of self-sufficiency in major grain output in order to achieve its food security target over the next decade, according to an official government-backed report.

RPC joins FAO and Messe Düsseldorf initiative

RPC joins Save Food initiative

By Joseph James Whitworth

RPC Group has joined the likes of Dow, Bosch, Ball Corporation, Ardagh Group and Siemens by becoming part of the SAVE FOOD initiative.

Yasmin Siddiqi global marketing director, DuPont Packaging.

Dispatches from Pack Expo

DuPont: Do more with less high performance packages

By Jenny EAGLE

DuPont showcased its Global Food Security Index at Pack Expo, highlighting a case study in Mexico where it created a duo-chamber pouch package, which lasts up to 12 months without refrigeration.

Food2053 will bring leaders from across the food supply chain to talk about the industry's future.

Future of the food industry at stake

By Jenni Spinner

A future-looking conference calls upon leaders from every aspect of the food supply chain to tackle issues with long-term impact on the industry.

A study finds that many Canadians don't have sufficient access to safe, nutritious food.

Food insecurity plagues Canadians

By Jenni Spinner

A University of Toronto researcher claims food insecurity in Canada is a serious problem; unless officials and producers team up, public health could suffer.

Fat chance for action on World Food Day

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Fat chance for action on World Food Day

‘Hunger down 50 per cent this year’, ‘Malnutrition eradicated in Africa’. Alas, dream headlines not gracing any newspapers this World Food Day. But if we hope to read them one day, governments, industry – and yes, individuals – need to stop thinking of...

GM: Breaking the stalemate

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GM: Breaking the stalemate

Food industry voices are joining those of politicians in the GM debate, hailing the controversial technology as the answer to the food supply crisis. But the hearts and minds of consumers must still be won.

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