Why consumers lie about what’s on their plate

Consumers are adopting healthier and more sustainable diets. Or so they say. According to 2021 data from IGD, nearly one-fifth of consumers now list the environment as their main motivator for healthy and sustainable eating. The same data suggest more than three-quarters of consumers have increased, or are thinking about increasing, their fruit and vegetable … Read more

‘This is a landmark moment but there is more to come’

The Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) was a five-year undertaking by scientists at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US, with support from Mars Inc’s nutrition division, Mars Edge. It is noteworthy for both its scale and scope. Building on a growing body of evidence pointing to the benefits of flavanols on … Read more

How to turn the tide on ‘underused’ sugar taxation in Europe?

The World Health Organization (WHO) is an advocate of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxation. According to the UN agency, it can be a useful tool, amongst others, for governments to help prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Some countries in Europe have already implemented sugar taxes or levies. These include Belgium, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Monaco, Norway, … Read more