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Core nutrition trends in 2020 and beyond demand more from innovators

By Natasha Spencer

As research and development, manufacturing and marketing centers on a new decade in food and nutrition, we explore what market research provider, Euromonitor International, believes will be the strategic themes to look out for in the coming years.

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Plastic food and drink packaging: Use it or lose it?

By Niamh Michail

As Mexico becomes the latest country in Latin America to set national plastic-reduction goals, increasing numbers of Latinos are looking for plastic-free packaging options, according to market analysts. But how feasible is going plastic-free?

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Sustainability, storytelling, sport and sugar-free lead trends in 2020

By Natasha Spencer

Julian Mellentin, food and beverage consultant at New Nutrition Business takes us through the emerging and developing trends impacting nutrition in the LATAM region today, and most importantly, what producers and marketeers need to consider moving into...

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Digitizing the cocoa value chain in Honduras

By Niamh Michail

From blockchain to crop monitoring with drones, smallholder cocoa producers in Honduras are digitizing their production thanks to a project led by the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Public-private cooperation boosts modern agriculture, study says

By Asia Sherman

Exponential market growth in Mexican pork and Peruvian fruits and vegetables highlights how firms and governments can work together successfully in the modern agri-food industry, says a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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Diet-related diseases responsible for 600,000 deaths

By Natasha Spencer

The United Nations urges governments to implement multifaceted actions to stop the increase in both hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, it reveals in its latest report on the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security in LATAM.

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Costa Rica moves towards sustainable, low-emission agriculture

By Niamh Michail

Costa Rica is moving towards its goal of emitting zero net carbon emissions by 2050, protecting biodiverse farming areas and co-leading the UN's One Planet Network - but still has a long way to go to fully decarbonize its economy, say experts.

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Culinary aids can cash in on Mexican home-cooking trend

By Niamh Michail

Financial constraints and healthy eating concerns mean Mexican families are increasingly choosing to cook at home using fresh ingredients – but there are growth opportunities for products such as culinary aids that make this task easier, according to...

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Euromonitor: Where next for Brazil's organic food market?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The organic food and beverage market in Brazil is growing but not without its growing pains, including ingredient supply chain constraints to consumer distrust over large multinational companies launching organic products in the region, notes Euromonitor...

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Obesity levels in Mexico call for emergency action

By Natasha Spencer

Underdiagnosis, insufficient intervention methods, the prevalence of diabetes and a lack of contemporary primary care approaches to nutrition and weight, are causing an obesity crisis in Mexico, a recent study reveals.

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CBD in Latin America: Which countries will embrace it?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The path forward for the sale of CBD consumer products in Latin America may be constrained by high price points and the region's patchwork of regulations, but a few countries are setting the stage for a CBD retail market, according to Brightfield...

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How to freshen up Brazil's stale ready meal category

By Niamh Michail

Brazil’s ready meal market is small and options are uninspiring – think frozen lasagna. But regional dishes, fresh ingredients and cook-it-yourself meal kits could change this, says Mintel.

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