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Boissons sucrées : un lourd fardeau va peser sur la santé de Canadiens… et les fonds publics ! California lawmaker makes push for health warning labels on soda. Diet diversity and nutritional status among adults in southwest China. Abstract Background With rapid urbanization in the past decades, diet diversity continues to increase in China.

Diet diversity and nutritional status among adults in southwest China

The present cross-sectional study aims to explore the association between dietary diversity and nutritional status among adults in southwest China. Methods This study used data from 2011–2012 National Nutritional Survey in Yunnan Province, southwest China (N = 1105).Data of three consecutive 24-hour dietary recalls were used to calculate dietary diversity scores (DDS) and nutrient adequacy ratio (NAR). Results The mean DDS was 5.2 (SD 1.1) out of nine points. Conclusions. Défi des p'tits chefs. Le Défi des p'tits chefs est une initiative nationale qui porte sur les compétences alimentaires et qui a été créée à l'intention des enfants de 7 à 12 ans.

Défi des p'tits chefs

Cette initiative vise à améliorer les compétences alimentaires des Canadiens et à favoriser de saines habitudes alimentaires par l'autonomisation et l'éducation des enfants, des parents et des familles, en leur donnant l'occasion d'acquérir des connaissances et des expériences pratiques en matière de planification, de préparation et de cuisson de collations et de repas sains. LeDéfi des p'tits chefs s'inspire du Healthy Lunchtime Challenge et des programmes Kid's State Dinner des États-Unis. Japon : le marché des produits biologiques. Les Japonais accordent une importance particulière à l’alimentation.

Japon : le marché des produits biologiques

Dutch 'social ambitions & entrepreneurial spirit' will make its food healthy and sustainable: RIVM. “The Netherlands has sufficient social ambitions, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation in order to achieve a healthier and more sustainable diet, with adequate food safety,” according to an RIVM report published yesterday.

Dutch 'social ambitions & entrepreneurial spirit' will make its food healthy and sustainable: RIVM

In order to achieve this, the researchers say government must work together with industry, the agricultural sector, citizens and civil society organisations. "Betting on innovation" offers the best prospects, it says. Precision agriculture, aquaculture and biotechnology are all examples of how food production can increase without engendering negative effects on the environment, while alternative protein sources, such as seaweed and insects, should be developed. Industry could also respond to demands for 'customised food' and personalised nutrition. Consumer group calls on Dutch parliament for tougher salt measures. The investigation measured sodium levels from a range of food products through lab tests, revealing up to 89% more salt in some items.

Consumer group calls on Dutch parliament for tougher salt measures

The consumer group has written to Dutch parliament to pass a motion enforcing tougher measures, saying the current restrictions and monitoring processes are insufficient. Findings The study looked at processed ingredients, ready meals and meat products from major supermarket chains Albert Heijn, Aldi, Jumbo and Lidl. Products such as Aldi ready-made pizza, Lidl sausages and Albert Heijn Caesar salad contained an average of almost 40% additional salt than other options. The consumer group say that if supermarkets would cut salt in all their private labels to the lowest current available standard, a 20% salt decrease would result. Sodium levels were tested in a lab as labelling is often inaccurate, said Henry Uitslag, a spokesperson for the consumer group. Portugal to trial origin labelling for milk. Speaking in Brussels on Monday Portugal’s minister for agriculture Capoulas Santos described the authorisation as “a measure that the sector sees as very important”.

Portugal to trial origin labelling for milk

What will be covered? Milk and cream (both concentrated and unconcentrated; sweetened and unsweetened, flavoured and plain) Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yoghurt, kefir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream (both concentrated and unconcentrated; sweetened and unsweetened, flavoured and plain) Butter and other fats and dairy spreads derived from milk Cheese and curd cheese. “Consumers will unequivocally go to the supermarket shelf to be able to choose between milk produced in Portugal and milk produced in another source,” he added.

The measure is still due to be debated by Portugal's Council of Ministers but a spokesperson for the European Commission confirmed it would apply to milk, cream, cheese, butter, yoghurt and other milk-derived products. A European trend. Brexit will be sweet for cane and beet, says British sugar industry. Throughout the lead-up to the Brexit referendum little attention was given to the sugar industry, despite its long and embattled relationship with the EU and the common market.

Brexit will be sweet for cane and beet, says British sugar industry

However, now that the vote has passed and plans are being officially laid, both sugar beet and sugar cane industries say that their future in an independent Britain is bright. EU tariffs Since the 1970s, Tate & Lyle – England’s chief importer of cane sugar – has been protesting what it sees as biased regulations dictated by Brussels. Control of the sugar market within the EU, which is set to change dramatically later this year with the EU sugar reform, has favoured growers of beet sugar, a native European crop. Gerald Mason, head of Tate & Lyle sugars, wrote a letter to his employees shortly before the referendum, voicing his opinion on the company’s place in the EU: “Sadly, I am writing to let you know that I haven’t been able to secure that reform from the EU.

Food Ethics Council - Blog. It follows on from the original food issues census in 2011, the first ever effort to develop a picture of the voluntary sector on food, farming and fishing in the UK.

Food Ethics Council - Blog

Taking the temperature of food and farming related civil society organisations in 2016* is a timely opportunity to assess how the landscape has changed. Our latest survey indicates that the challenges faced by the food system are getting worse. And despite the best efforts of CSOs, the sector’s response is not commensurate with the scale and urgency of the challenges. Newly redesigned Nutrition Facts label rolled out. Dive Brief: As mandated by the Food and Drug Administration, the latest version of the redesigned Nutrition Facts label was unveiled Monday by RL Food Testing Laboratory, according to a company release emailed to Food Dive.

Newly redesigned Nutrition Facts label rolled out

The California-based food labeling company worked with the FDA in developing the new label.The biggest changes on the redesigned label include a greater focus on calories and servings per container, updated serving sizes to reflect more realistic portions, information about added sugars, and new recommended daily values for sodium, fiber, vitamin D and potassium.Manufacturers with more than $10 million in sales are required to have the new label in place by July 26, 2018. Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems - Food & Business Knowledge Platform.

On a global scale, more and more people are making the decision to become social entrepreneurs in business while aiming for impact in food security.

Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems - Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Those entrepreneurs are trying to fill gaps that the private sector, public sector, and civil society actors have left open; issues that need improvement when tackling food insecurity and malnutrition. To gain more insight into their potential contributions, within the F&BKP, social entrepreneurs that work in food value chains in the seven Dutch partner countries (Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Indonesia, Ghana and Benin) and their related challenges and opportunities have been mapped within their supporting and surrounding ecosystems.

The report that synthesises the mapping results has revealed that resource, awareness, and knowledge gaps exist between the social entrepreneurs’ demand for support and the supply of support to them. More than 250 social entrepreneurs mapped. Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) Newly redesigned Nutrition Facts label rolled out. Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems - Food & Business Knowledge Platform. Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) Taïwan - Développement des chaînes bio et boutiques d’épiceries fines. Brève Date : 10/02/2017Source : China Times, News & Market, Taipei TimesContact : Bureau Business France de TAIPEI. Espagne - Le mouvement « Veggie », tendance à la hausse. Changes to Australia’s new Country of Origin Labelling laws. Технологии Переводчик The Australian government has amended Australia’s new Country of Origin Labelling laws just months after they came into operation.

The amendment, from November 2016, changes the label requirements for priority foods that are packed in Australia. If these foods are grown, produced or made in a single overseas country, this must now be stated on their label. Previously, this was only required if the product contained no Australian ingredients. Such goods are also now exempt from “varying Australian content” labelling, which requires certain products to provide batch-by-batch information to consumers of the Australian content of individual batches of product upon request. Alibaba opens Melbourne HQ for Australian expansion. Powered by Translate Chinese online retailing giant, Alibaba, has opened an office in Melbourne. The office will serve as a headquarter for Australian and New Zealand business operations.

Alibaba said the office and its team will “help Australian and New Zealand businesses share their world famous products with billions of customers around the world”. The office will be led by an Australian New Zealand Managing Director, Maggie Zhou, who has been with Alibaba for 17 years. Désaisonnaliser et rajeunir l'image du gibier. Los 12 alimentos con mayor riesgo de fraude en el mundo. En el simposio FoodLegal sobre importaciones y exportaciones que se ha celebrado en Sidney (Australia), la gerente de Integrity Compliance Solutions, empresa con sede en ese país que ofrece formación y asesoramiento integral sobre todos los aspectos relacionados con la gestión, protección y seguridad de la cadena de suministro, dio a conocer los 12 alimentos con mayor riesgo de fraude en el mundo.

Son alimentos que se caracterizan por la posibilidad que tienen los defraudadores de sustituir un ingrediente por otro que sea seguro pero que resulte más económico. Es necesario aclarar que en la lista que conoceréis a continuación, los productos alimentarios susceptibles a fraude no se clasifican por orden de importancia, simplemente se enumeran y se destaca que en la actualidad son los que tienen más probabilidad de estar sujetos al fraude. U.S. Public Divides Over Food Science. Differing views on benefits and risks of organic foods, GMOs as Americans report higher priority for healthy eating Food has become a flashpoint in American culture and politics. In the past generation, Americans have witnessed the introduction of genetically modified crops, the rise of the organic food industry, increasing concerns about obesity, growing awareness to food allergies and other health concerns linked with what people eat, an expanding volume of best-selling books and publications about food and the proliferation of premier chefs as superstars in popular culture.

Younger generations stand out in beliefs about organic, GM foods. By Meg Hefferon and Monica Anderson There are many divides among Americans when it comes to their views and practices about food, but one of the biggest is the generation gap in attitudes about organic produce and genetically modified foods. Younger adults are more likely than older adults to think organic foods are better for their health and to believe GM foods are worse. About six-in-ten U.S. adults younger than 30 (61%) say that organic produce is better for health than conventionally grown varieties, as do 57% of those ages 30 to 49.

In contrast, 45% of seniors (those ages 65 and older) say organic produce is healthier, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. At the same time, younger adults are more inclined to believe that genetically modified (GM) foods are worse for health than non-GM options. No grain, no gain: Dutch consumer group fights 'misleading' whole-grain products. Currently only bread must contain 100% whole-wheat flour in order to be labelled ‘whole-grain’, whilst other popular products such as crisp-breads, biscuits and gingerbread go unregulated. The health benefits of whole-grain products are widely publicised; a study by Food and Nutrition Research found that consumption of whole grains reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes, some cancers and high cholesterol.

Government bodies in many countries including the UK, Germany and Denmark advise increasing the intake of whole grain; the UK’s Food Standards Agency recommends to the public: “Try to choose wholegrain varieties whenever you can” in its Guide to Healthy Eating . However, many food manufacturers are using this publicity to promote products that contain levels of whole-grain Consumentenbond finds to be wholly misleading. Its campaign Kletsplaatjes shows a ‘wall of shame’ highlighting products whose packaging does exactly this. WASH slams breakfast cereal makers for high sugar content. The coalition of global health officials has also accused Kellogg and Nestlé for feeding cereal eaters around the world with excessive amounts of sugar and salt. A big whitewash?

In Mexico, a 100 g serving of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks contains 25% more sugar (57 g/100 g) than the same bowl of cereal sold in Spain (43 g/100 g), found a recent survey conducted by WASH. But, it’s all to do with consumer preference and one country’s penchant for sweeter things than another, contended Alison Last, Kellogg’s corporate communications manager, UK and Ireland. This will obviously lead to variations in recipes around the world, she said. Norwegian food industry agrees to aid government in promoting healthy food. A total of 11 groups from the Norwegian food industry signed the agreement, including industry associations and suppliers such as Nestlé.

Initiated by the Food and Drink Europe’s Norwegian arm (FHO) and supported by minister for health and care services Bent Høie, the coalition will aim to meet a set of strict targets regarding reduction of HFFS levels per person per day. The central goals are: To cut added sugar intake (sugars not naturally occurring in foods) by 13% per person per day by 2021. To reduce saturated fat consumption by 1% of total energy intake before 2018.

To drop the level of salt intake per person by 15% by 2018 and 30% by 2025 To exponentially increase the public intake of healthy foods like fruit and vegetables. These standards are higher than those set by the EU. Petter Haas Brubakk, director general of the FHO, said: Galicia lanza la leche feminista. Begoña Pardellas cría y ordeña vacas sin descanso desde hace 27 años, pero su nombre solo consta en los papeles como cotitular de su granja desde menos de una década. Esta ganadera de Guntín (Lugo) es una de las miles de mujeres que lideran explotaciones lácteas en Galicia y cuya faena, silenciada siempre entre las paredes del establo, ha inspirado el nacimiento de Rural Muller, la primera marca que solo embotella leche comprada a productoras. Comment la Thaïlande se positionne-t-elle comme destination gastronomique ? Entretien avec Yuthasak Supasorn, gouverneur de l’office national du tourisme. – ATABULA.

Début décembre, le gouverneur de l’office national du tourisme en Thaïlande, Yuthasak Supasorn, était de passage à Paris pour promouvoir le positionnement 2017 de sa destination auprès de la presse et des tour-opérateurs. Il revient pour Atabula sur la stratégie mise en place pour développer l’attractivité gastronomique de la Thaïlande, territoire où le tourisme, seule industrie actuellement en croissance, représente 16% du PIB. Sdg target 12 3 progress report 2016. Montréal se dote d’un conseil des politiques alimentaires : une première au Québec. Élections américaines : la taxation des boissons sucrées sur le bulletin de vote de 4 villes. Les habitants de 4 villes américaines pourraient faire économiser des millions de dollars à leurs localités s’ils votent pour une taxe sur les boissons sucrées lors de l’élection du 8 novembre, conclut une analyse menée par l’Université Harvard. Sommet sur l’alimentation 2017 : vers la future Politique bioalimentaire du Québec.

From feeding billions to nourishing billions: how do we get food systems to deliver higher quality diets? Food systems and diets: facing the challenges of the 21st century. Japon : Note sur les opportunités de marché des produits agroalimentaires français. Promotion de la diminution de consommation de viandes par deux chaînes de supermarchés suédoises. Sweden’s supermarkets campaign to reduce meat consumption. FAO Report 2016: The State of Food and Agriculture. FAO - Nouvelles: Plus facile et plus nombreuses : FAOSTAT améliore l’accès aux données sur les principaux indicateurs agricoles. Au Royaume du bio les danois sont rois. Projet « Dépanneur Fraîcheur » : 9 commerçants accrédités à Montréal. China's plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners. Germans give insect food a definite ‘maybe’ Italcheck app will fight €60 billion industry of 'fakes' say creators.

Glyphosate: Bread firms urged not to use flour from treated wheat. The new Chinese dietary guidelines – what do they really say on meat consumption and sustainability? Aussie Farmers Direct challenges supermarkets with new online store. Vegetarianism on the rise in Australia, Roy Morgan Research. Les habitudes alimentaires américaines se sont en partie améliorées. Pour une alimentation saine, accessible à tous et durable : 15 fondations canadiennes appellent à l’action. China’s New Dietary Guidelines Could Be Good News For The Climate. Canada approves sale of genetically modified salmon. Growing Food for Growing Cities: Transforming Food Systems in an Urbanizing World. L’OMS lance un appel à l’action mondial contre le diabète. Barcelone devient la première ville "Veg-Friendly" au monde. La Poste australienne veut livrer par drone dans les zones reculées - Technologie. 2016 Food and Health Survey: "Food Decision 2016: The Impact of a Growing National Food Dialogue"

FAO - News Article: Slow Food's Carlo Petrini named FAO Special Ambassador Zero Hunger for Europe. Cities: the future for sustainable food. Chili : Les Chiliens ont clairement modifié leurs habitudes de consommation et habitudes alimentaires ces 10 dernières années. British Journal of Nutrition - Dietary patterns in India: a systematic review.

Blog FARM. Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health. L’insécurité alimentaire coûte cher au système de santé canadien. Most U.S. Households Do Their Main Grocery Shopping at Supermarkets and Supercenters Regardless of Income. Potatoes-and-tomatoes-account-for-over-half-of-us-vegetable-availability.aspx# Growing the Local Food Economy in Scotland. Colloque international « patrimoines alimentaires : consensus et tensions » Le marché mondial de la viande ovine, un commerce en pleine mutation. 45 Cities Will Sign Urban Food Policy Pact on World Food Day in Milan. Meat Consumption Trends in Asia Pacific. Marketing Dynamics in India: Consumer Trends and Momentum - Euromonitor International Blog.

China remains top grocery market, India among fastest growing. Exposition universelle de Milan, les enjeux de l'avenir de l'alimentation. Le Système alimentaire montréalais : premier bilan et plan d’action 2014-2016. Saine alimentation : quelles tendances à travers le monde ? L'Asie tire la consommation mondiale de bière - Agroalimentaire. Benchmark study: global organic food insight. Netherlands: New app tracks fruit and vegetable origin.

High Food Prices and Obesity in Costa Rica. Confusing food labels are named and shamed on Twitter. GCC food consumption to hit 52m tonnes by 2019. Anchor launch puts organic milk 'in reach of more New Zealanders': Fonterra. FAO - News Article: WTO and FAO announce enhanced cooperation on trade and food security. Consumers in Asia’s Markets of the Future. Adapting Hot Drinks Brands to Fit Multi-Channel African Retailing. Study: World population-food supply balance is becoming increasingly unstable. Etats-Unis : Le marché de la grande distribution alimentaire. George Weston to invest in ‘high protein’ breads in New Zealand. Rapport de l’INSPQ : l’obésité coûte 1,5 G$ par an au Québec. Améliorer l’offre alimentaire en milieu rural : des avenues prometteuses. Géants de la restauration rapide : exit les boissons gazeuses dans les menus pour enfants. Food Revolution Day : une campagne mondiale en faveur des cours de cuisine obligatoires à l’école.

How-do-households-respond-to-rising-food-prices-in-developing-countries-(1).aspx# Many-us-school-districts-serve-local-foods.aspx# USDA Partners with University of Kentucky to Establish National Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center. Craft beer, e-cigarettes and protein shakes added to price basket used to calculate inflation - Business News - Business - The Independent. Centre des médias - Trop de graisses, de sucres et de sel : l’OMS lance un outil pour limiter le marketing ciblant les enfants. Aggravation des risques de sécurité sanitaire des aliments en raison de la complexité de la chaîne alimentaire.