Diets high in fiber associated with less antibiotic resistance in gut bacteria: new research

According to new research published in the journal, mBIO, “Healthy adults who eat a diverse diet with at least 8-10 grams of soluble fiber a day have fewer antibiotic-resistant microbes in their guts…” Soluble fiber is found in foods such as oats, barley, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds (e.g., flaxseed) and some fruits and vegetables (e.g.,Continue reading “Diets high in fiber associated with less antibiotic resistance in gut bacteria: new research”

Meat consumption must fall by at least 75 percent: study

“If our planet Earth is to continue feeding us in the future, rich countries must significantly reduce their meat consumption – ideally by at least 75 percent.” This is the conclusion of a new review published by researchers at the University of Bonn. “The study reviews the current state of research on various aspects ofContinue reading “Meat consumption must fall by at least 75 percent: study”

Study explores fast-growing rise of ‘climavore’ consumers

“By 2030, our routine food choices will be climate-directed. The companies that mobilize now will win the future of food.” With that said, global management consulting firm Kearney has released its 2022 Earth Day Survey, which measures the growing momentum of ‘climavorism’ among consumers – referring to the making of mindful food choices based on environmental impact. ThisContinue reading “Study explores fast-growing rise of ‘climavore’ consumers”

The three personality traits that make you more likely to buy fair trade and circular products

https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2022/03/04/you-are-what-you-eat-the-three-personality-traits-that-make-you-more-likely-to-buy-fair-trade-and-circular-products In a new study published in the Journal of Business Research, researchers examined “the role of consumer personality traits as drivers of fair trade engagement and its subsequent impact on ethically-minded behavior concerning circular economy issues.” The authors found that “extraversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness positively affect consumer fair trade engagement, whereas neuroticism has a negative effect,Continue reading “The three personality traits that make you more likely to buy fair trade and circular products”

Biodiversity effects of food system sustainability actions from farm to fork

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers simulated the potential effects of dietary shifts and food waste reduction on the biodiversity impacts of food consumption in the United States. The authors found that “[a]dopting the [EAT-Lancet] Planetary Health diet or the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)–recommended vegetarian dietContinue reading “Biodiversity effects of food system sustainability actions from farm to fork”

Healthy people, healthy planet: a flexitarian approach to sustainable healthy diets (self-study course)

This self-study continuing education course, which was approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to offer 2 CPEUs, provides an overview of the EAT-Lancet Commission’s planetary health diet, a largely plant-based flexitarian diet; discusses the principles of a flexitarian diet; describes the nutritional advantages of a flexitarian diet; examines the health and environmental benefits ofContinue reading “Healthy people, healthy planet: a flexitarian approach to sustainable healthy diets (self-study course)”

No time to lose: Food, diet, and farming are “startlingly absent” from governments’ climate plans, report flags

https://www.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/no-time-to-lose-food-diet-and-farming-are-startlingly-absent-from-governments-climate-plans-report-flags.html “A new 14-country assessment reveals that actions to improve food systems are a “missed opportunity” to cut at least one-fifth of emissions needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.” “[F]ood systems are “startlingly absent” from most countries’ official national emissions-reduction plans, according to new Global Alliance for [the] Future of Food research.” “Without transforming industrializedContinue reading “No time to lose: Food, diet, and farming are “startlingly absent” from governments’ climate plans, report flags”

Interventions that influence animal-product consumption: a meta-review 

 A meta-review on interventions that aim to influence animal-product consumption was published recently in the journal, Future Foods. The authors found that informing consumers about the environmental consequences of meat consumption may reduce consumption. Providing information on health impacts, emphasizing positive social norms around plant-based diets, and reducing meat portion sizes also appeared promising, althoughContinue reading “Interventions that influence animal-product consumption: a meta-review “