U.K. Announces Plan To Cut Childhood Obesity

Like the United States, the U.K. faces a childhood obesity epidemic. A third of U.K. children are either overweight or obese. But unlike the U.S., the U.K. government is putting policies into place to address the problem head-on.

2017: The Year of the Chicken

The vast majority of chickens raised for meat live in windowless warehouses and suffer from a number of welfare concerns. But thanks to animal protection organizations and conscientious consumers, that’s likely to change in 2017, says Kenny Torrella of the Humane Society of the United States.

Entrepreneurial Innovation Is Driving Disruption in the Food Industry

If industry stakeholders continue to slowly trail entrepreneurs rather than expedite their own efforts, it will be at their own peril; those who fail to adapt will find that consumers are taking their business elsewhere — even for vital, basics products like food

3p Weekend: 10 Companies Bringing Plant-Based Protein Mainstream

Hemp? Beet juice? Pea protein? They’re all on the menu for America’s leading plant-based brands. And these pioneering companies are quickly bringing the trend into the mainstream — landing space on grocery giants’ shelves and winning acclaim from vegans and non-vegans alike.

If 2016 Was the Year of Plant Protein, 2017 Will Be Even Bigger

“Vegetables in 2017 will extend their domination of the dinner plate, shoving animal protein to the edges … or off the plate altogether,” predict international food and restaurant consultancy Baum and Whiteman. Whether you agree or not, it’s tough to ignore the ballooning market for plant-based proteins.

Chicago: Taking Tips from the Screwworm

As science and policy swirls around the introduction of sterile male mosquitoes to help eliminate the global scourge of malaria in some regions, Chicago has its local version.

Report: Sub-Saharan Africa Soon Won’t Be Able to Feed Itself

Sub-Saharan Africa is already heavily reliant on grain imports. And this will only increase if populations grow as expected, researchers warn in a new study. But they say accelerated production coupled with sustainable agriculture can help.