Current dietary guidelines for potassium and sodium are "completely unfeasible", according to a US researcher. Only 0.1% of British people and 0.3% of Americans meet the WHO's recommendations for potassium and sodium consumption.
Year-on-year growth in retail sales is expected to slow, the 17th AFGC CHEP Retail Index suggests. The index shows growth of 4% year-on-year in the March quarter, slowing to 3% by the June quarter.
The wealthier a family, the more likely it is to buy healthy food. That's the message from research into health attitudes and food consumption data conducted by Roy Morgan Research.
Recent research suggests that as many as two in five British consumers want to improve their bone health, presenting brands with an opportunity to help prevent or manage this growing health concern.
In light of the recent hepatitis A outbreak that was linked to frozen berries from China, it's no wonder that the proportion of Australians who are more likely to buy food labelled 'Made in Australia' increased from 85 to 88% over the last two years.
While some might argue there's no good time to eat junk food, researchers have discovered that there are two crucial points in a person's life when exposure to junk food has the biggest impact: in utero and during adolescence.
While meat consumption has grown in emerging markets, it has actually declined in developed markets. Greece's recession led to a severe decline in meat consumption in 2014, while India emerged as the top-growing meat market in the world.