Stuff I read about this week that you should care about 3/23/2018
“Prove it.” Officials to soy’s heart health claims.
NMPF (National Milk Producers Federation) is saying “You go Glenn Coco!” to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). NMPF is down with the FDA’s proposal to say “uhh, not really” to a heath claim that links soy protein with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. NMPF commented on the situation “It is imperative that consumers have accurate label information in addition to health claims – specifically the name of the food, which also conveys nutrition information.”
Apparently, there isn’t a lot of positive correlation between the two in more recent studies and research. The FDA started questioning this health link 10 years ago, and are now making more serious moves on it… better late than never?
“More cheese, please!” China
China’s demand for protein has been on the rise. Now, they’re looking for that protein in dairy products. Think yogurt and cheese and forms of added protein. Trends in China show that a majority of consumers prefer imported dairy products, especially from New Zealand and Australia. But, no matter where they’re getting it, they’re really loving it, and it doesn’t look like they’ll slow down any time soon.
“Sorry about your luck.” Amazon to grocery stores filing for bankruptcy
Amazon bought Whole Foods to play in the grocery story place. Some competition hasn’t been able to handle Amazon in this space… like Tops Markets and Southeastern Grocers. Tops has filed for bankruptcy, and Southeastern said it’s going to do the same. Merp.