Closing time approaches, waiting staff collect plates littered with leftovers and chefs sweep up spoiled ingredients. This routine, repeated in restaurants across the developed world, means $80bn (£56bn) of food is wasted annually.
In their 58-page report, "Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks," CSPI revealed that nine of the food dyes currently approved for use in the United States are linked to health issues ranging from cancer and hyperactivity to allergy-like reactions -- and these results were from studies conducted by the chemical industry itself.
Despite having no or very little energy content, there is a concern that ASBs might trigger compensatory food intake by stimulating sweet taste receptors. This, together with the consumers’ awareness of the low–calorie content of ASBs, may result in overconsumption of other foods, thus contributing to obesity, type 2 diabetes and other obesity–related health problems. In addition, the production of ASBs has negative consequences for the environment, with up to 300 litres of water required to…
Almost 20% of the food made available to consumers is lost through overeating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 percent more food than it needs, while almost nine percent is thrown away or left to spoil, researchers say.Efforts to reduce the billions of tons lost could improve global food security - ensuring everyone has access to a safe, affordable, nutritious diet - and help prevent damage to the environment, the team says.
two very commonly used emulsifiers, polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose, at doses seeking to model the broad consumption of the numerous emulsifiers that are incorporated into the majority of processed foods. Researchers observed that consuming emulsifiers drastically changed the species composition of the gut microbiota in a manner that made it more pro-inflammatory, creating a niche favoring cancer induction and development. Alterations in bacterial species resulted in bacteria…
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2016-More broadly, companies across the food industry have been trying to polish their reputations on the nutrition front as obesity becomes a greater concern and they come under pressure for marketing foods full of fat, salt and sugar.