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The average American’s annual food waste, water use, energy consumption, garbage, and carbon emissions in 1 simple chart

“In 2015, for example, 5% of the world’s population lived in the United States, but the country consumed about 18% of the planet’s energy, according to EIA data” writes Dave Mosher for businessinsider.com. Meanwhile, Americans in 2010 had a 430-billion-pound bounty of food, yet wasted about 31% of it. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Disney World Just Outdid Itself With This New Millennial Pink Drink

“Disney World is getting on the millennial pink food bandwagon in a major way this summer, and one of the most exciting additions to the menu is the Millennial Pink Celebration Toast” writes Emma Baty for cosmopolitan.com. Some people, however, aren’t quite clear on the importance of millennial pink foods.This isn’t the only millennial pink food item you can find in parks this summer.There’s a whole list of pink foods coming just in time for your summer vacay, including cupcakes, cream puffs, cotton candy, and chocolates. Source: cosmopolitan.com Share This:

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U.S. agencies clash over who should regulate genetically engineered livestock

“The fight over biotech livestock plays out in Congress, as well, where Sen” writes Marc Heller for sciencemag.org. Young took issue with FDA’s position that biotech animals should be regulated similarly to drugs, which he called an “onerous” approach.On one side: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, whose agency regulates genetically engineered food similarly to a drug.In its draft guidance, FDA said prior authorization is necessary before introducing any food from such livestock into the food supply. Source: sciencemag.org Share This:

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Sony is teaming up with a US university to make robots that cook

“In a statement Thursday, Sony said that the initial research and development would look into optimizing food preparation, cooking and delivery” writes Miso Robotics for cnbc.com. Sony, via its U.S. subsidiary the Sony Corporation of America, has entered into an agreement with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) that will see them work together on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics research.”Additionally, it could also assist those for whom daily tasks, such as food preparation, are challenging.”.  Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Nestle confirms outlook as volume growth picks up

“Food group Nestle confirmed its full-year guidance after organic sales growth accelerated to 2.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018, helped by improving volumes” writes Jason Adlen for cnbc.com. Volume growth picked up to 2.6 percent, from 1.2 percent in the final quarter of 2017, but prices rose by only 0.2 percent, Nestle said in a statement.The maker of KitKat chocolate bars and Maggi soups confirmed on Thursday its target to grow organic sales by 2-4 percent this year and improve its trading operating margin. Growth in the Americas…

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Waitrose to install ‘health food police’ to help customers stay away from junk food 

“Waitrose is training up shop assistants to become “health food police” who will patrol aisles and steer shoppers away from junk food” writes Telegraph View for telegraph.co.uk. The move will be rolled out at dozens of stores across the UK this year, and is designed to encourage shoppers to load their trolleys healthy options including Waitrose’s new ‘Good Health’ range of food.It comes as half of shoppers admitted that they didn’t feel on top of their health in a survey, with a third saying they didn’t have enough time to…

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Americans waste 150,000 tons of food each day – equal to a pound per person

“Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day, with people who have healthier diets rich in fruit and vegetables the most wasteful, research has found” writes Oliver Milman for theguardian.com. Lisa Jahns, a nutritionist at USDA and co-author of the study, said: “We need a simultaneous effort to increase food quality as well as reduce food waste.The report, by the Center for Biological Diversity, found that just four of the 10 largest grocery chains in the US have specific food waste reduction commitments.We need to put both…

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YouTube cofounder Steve Chen’s foodie livestream network Nom.com has shut down

“Nom.com, the livestream food network the YouTube cofounder launched two years ago, has shut down” writes Chris O’brien for venturebeat.com. We’ve reach out to the company’s former PR firm for comment and will update with any additional information.The company’s URL redirects to a domain marketplace where it is listed for a sale price of $1.5 million. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Chinese baby food demand helps Danone first-quarter sales beat forecasts

“French food group Danone kept its guidance for a further rise in profits and sales this year after first quarter underlying sales growth beat market expectations, led by strong demand for baby formula products in China” writes Mike Fuentes for cnbc.com. The quarterly performance was above a company-compiled median forecast, based on 22 analyst estimates, of 3.9 percent like-for-like growth in group sales.In North America, where Danone is integrating U.S. organic food group WhiteWave, its premium dairy business also still faced challenging conditions.The company said the growth reflected a more…

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