Processed food and beverages in Honduras are high in sweeteners, particularly US-imported products and beverages, and action must be taken to better regulate use and labeling of the ingredient, say researchers.
The world’s biggest food and beverage companies are doing more to encourage better diets and provide better affordability and accessibility to consumers, but concerns remain about the overall healthiness of their portfolios.
Mexican firm Grupo Escamp is ready to take its avocado drink AvoWater into the US after two years establishing the product in the home market and is working to upscale its biodegradable bottle variant, its co-founder says.
Gluten-free and lactose-free are two of the leading growth categories in the evolving free-from category in Brazil, with ‘free-from’ also tipped as the most promising trend across the whole region, according to Euromonitor International.
After years of talking, Latin America must move to create a single free trade market if it wants to remain globally competitive because doing so could drive upwards of $11bn in annual trade flow, says the chief economist at Inter-American Development...