NFT for food safety, personalized nutritional study for obese Chinese, Thai rules on GMOs, etc.
NFT for food safety? Technology could pave the way for the alcohol industry to deliver luxury and authenticity in one fell swoop
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been touted as a novel way for premium liquor brands to offer consumers a simultaneous luxury experience and guarantee of authenticity, which could help solve some of the biggest industry food safety and fraud issues.
Since 2021, NFTs have become a rising trend in the luxury or ultra-premium liquor industry, with many premium brands such as Glenfiddich, Hennessy and Bacardi having launched NFTs over the past year to support the launch of limited edition products.
Johnnie Walker has partnered with NFT specialists BlockBar, which has a strong focus on the alcohol sector and was the platform that launched the Glenfiddich and Hennessey NFTs.
Personalized Nutrition Significantly Improved BMI and Waist Circumference in Obese Chinese Adults – Amway Funded RCT
Personalized nutritional intervention may be more beneficial than conventional methods in improving the health status of overweight and obese Chinese adults.
With tailored nutritional counseling, supplement intake, and service, subjects involved in a 12-week RCT had better BMI, body fat percentages, waist circumferences, blood lipids, and uric acid levels.
The Amway-funded study titled “Personalized Nutrition Intervention Improves Health Status of Overweight/Obese Chinese Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial”was published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.
“Most population-based strategies to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases have used conventional ‘one-size-fits-all’ public health recommendations over the past few decades, but with limited effectiveness,”the researchers said.
Clear and present labels: Thailand mandates GMO declarations in latest update of food labeling regulations
The Thai government has announced several updates to national food labeling regulations, with food companies required to declare any use of genetically modified ingredients on food labels.
Previously, Thailand had no specific regulations in place to govern the labeling of genetically modified ingredients on food packaging, but recently the Thai Ministry of Public Health announced that all food manufacturers handling GM products must now declare their use of these on their labels.
“The clear statement ‘genetically modified’ must be declared next to the name of the food on the label if the product contains only one ingredient, and if it uses more than one of these ingredients, these must also be clearly declared accordingly next to each ingredient.”Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Public Health, Dr Satit Pitutecha, said via an official statement.
‘Pressure for performance’: Thai union explains how it hopes to boost credibility of sustainability initiatives – Exclusive
Seafood giant Thai Union has taken the unprecedented step of partnering with the NGO Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and opening its entire supply chain to audits as part of of the internationally recognized Seafood Metrics system to enhance the credibility of its sustainability initiatives.
Thai Union has focused on developing its Seachange sustainability strategy, covering initiatives spanning climate change, food chain traceability, employee rights and more, with its efforts earning it second place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) last year. .
Seachange is getting an overhaul later this year, but in the meantime Thai Union has decided to work on not only improving the actual sustainability initiatives it implements, but also how to enhance the credibility of its work in the eyes of consumers and business partners. look alike.
Obese women with high vitamin C and B6 intake associated with lower breast cancer risk – cohort study
According to a five-year cohort study from South Korea, obese women who took vitamin C and B6 in amounts above the recommended daily allowances were associated with a lower risk of breast cancer.
The study was conducted by Hanyang University, the results of which were published in Nutrients recently. It assessed the relationship between micronutrient intake and breast cancer risk using a standardized semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ).
A total of 103 foods, excluding food supplements, were included in the FFQ to assess women’s intake of micronutrients from their diet.
A total of 40,432 women with no history of cancer were included to participate in the survey. These women were selected to participate in the survey based on the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES).