Sodium intake in Peru may be more than double WHO recommended limits and campaigns to reduce this should focus on mothers - the primary decision-makers for food purchases and meal planning, according to recent research.
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.
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?
Most nixtamalized corn products in Mexico are below limits for the carcinogenic aflatoxin, AFB1, but the prevalence of corn in the daily diet means the contaminant is still cause for concern, say researchers.
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...
Growing palm oil on degraded pasture instead of deforested land can reduce net ecosystem carbon losses by 99.7% and results in a crop that is almost completely carbon neutral, according to a Colombian study.
Coffee and cocoa farmers often grow avocado and mango as part of sustainable agroforestry systems - but these are vulnerable to climate change and should be swapped for more resilient crops, according to a recent study.
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).
Chilean salmon is the country’s biggest export product but also the biggest user of antibiotics, which could cause a backlash as consumer concern over antimicrobial resistance increases, according to researchers. Sustainable certification could be the...
Leveraging climate finance to scale climate-smart rice production is the ‘cornerstone’ of global food security and ‘urgently needed’ to avert civil unrest, a new report by Earth Security Group (ESG) has found.
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.
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.
Voluntary food safety certification in Latin America was once for export only– but it is increasingly in demand for domestic markets, according to BRCGS. “We keep the bar of certification high but achievable,” says its Americas director.
Retailers are pushing suppliers to adopt more sustainable practices in Latin America, says Chain Reaction Research, as it reveals Carrefour Brazil's CEO asked suppliers to map out their deforestation action plans.
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...
Foods ultra-processed in nature, sugary drinks and fast food are all associated with poor nourishment qualities that are replacing domestic nutritional alternatives in diets throughout LATAM and the Caribbean, a new report by PAHO states.
By encouraging unhealthy food purchases, supermarkets are worsening Latin America’s childhood obesity crisis – but certain strategies can help both public health and retailer profits, according to a recent UNICEF report.
With support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the countries of the Americas will introduce a six-year plan to end the presence of trans fats in processed foods in a bid to prevent cardiovascular disease. We spoke to Dr. Fabio Da Silva...
Mexican food is traditionally very meat-based but this means there are many dishes where plant-based proteins can be added. We spoke to market analysts and ingredient suppliers to find out more about the market potential.
Cannabis edibles are a uniquely novel category for food manufacturers to exploit. But with this market opportunity comes a huge social responsibility, warns one expert. His advice? Don't over-sell, overdose or over-market.
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...
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.
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...
On-demand grocery delivery app Cornershop has expanded its services to Lima, Peru and Toronto, Canada, after Mexican regulatory authority COFECE blocked its potential sale to Walmart in June this year.