In the past few weeks, as COVID-19 infects record numbers of Californians, fridges are appearing across the city of Los Angeles, offering free food to the needy. Part of a growing mutual aid network called Los Angeles Community Fridges, the refrigerators are hosted and run by businesses, organisations and individuals, and supported by a network across Los Angeles. The project has been inspired by similar efforts in New York City and seeks to empower communities, feed people and eliminate food waste.
Fridges for the needy sprouting across Los Angeles
Covid Food Protocol brand launched
Leading consultancy firm for the agri-food sector, Sanitex Seguridad y Calidad Alimentaria SL, has designed and registered a Covid Food Protocol brand, which certifies the implementation and application of a protocol against Covid-19 in accordance with scientific evidence, regulations and recommendations of health authorities such as WHO or the Ministry of Health.
Concerns over spike of Covid-19 cases in US produce sector
© DNO Produce (United Fresh)
UNICA and Bibabuk launch ‘Veg & Buk’, a pairing of healthy food and literature
Value of Del Monte shares drop amid Salmonella outbreak
Shares in Fresh Del Monte Produce dropped 4.64% in value following the launch of an FDA investigation into salmonella in the firm’s vegetable trays. The FDA announced that five people became ill with salmonella after consuming Fresh Del Monte Produce. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services linked Del Monte to an outbreak of salmonellosis after inspecting one of the firm’s facilities that produce these vegetable trays.
European consumers not threatened by pesticides
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its latest report on pesticide residue use in 2017 and its presence in food products estimated. The dietary risk assessment indicates that European citizens are unlikely to be exposed to harmful pesticide residue levels. The EFSA used the results to make several recommendations to increase the efficiency of the European control systems and protect consumers.
Fresh vegetables continue to gain ground in foodservice market
Whether in a smoothie for ‘on the go’, snack tomatoes in a business meeting or an 80/20 meal at a top-class restaurant... Bauke van Lenteren, Manager Convenience at vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan, has noticed that fresh vegetables are becoming an increasingly important ingredient in the growing foodservice market.
Cannabis-based products to become legal in Canada from October
From October, Canadian companies will be able to market products based on cannabis. Indeed, companies are already well on their way to developing a range of new products that is likely to include edibles (like chocolates), as well as other kinds of drinks, snacks and oils.
Even cannabis beer is being trialled. This would be made from cannabis stalks, stems, and seeds. In recent times, medical research has indicated a range of benefits to be accrued to using CBD – a component of cannabis which can be used to treat symptoms ranging from epilepsy to anxiety.
The “Miracle Berry” with medical patent to reduce blood sugar
Does eating avocado have health benefits? 20 research papers examined
Smooth creamy guacamole, crescent shaped segments of avocado in a delicious green salad, St Patrick’s day coloured smoothies – what’s not to love about avocado?
Some foodies claim that avocados are loaded with phytonutrients, vitamins, fibre and protein which help with diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia and arthritis (and lots more).
Does avocado actually have any health benefits or does it just taste good?
What So Good About Avocado?