It’s not surprising that the pandemic caused people to take stock of their health. But COVID-19 also heightened awareness about the Earth’s health. A survey released in spring 2021 by MasterCard found that 58% of adults across 24 countries were more mindful of their impact on the environment, and 85% said they were willing to take personal action to combat environmental and sustainability challenges in 2021.
Yogurt, breads, cereals, juice drinks, kombucha, breakfast bars. These are just a few of the long and growing list of foods and beverages with prebiotic and probiotic ingredients.
Prebiotics and probiotics are booming, but are they always healthy? Are some healthier than others? What is the big deal with them? We have just the person to give us the expert answers, MGP Food Technology Manager Sarah Gutkowski.
No, we’re not talking about the fruit. We’re talking about New Zealand, where the University of Otago recently completed a study that once again proved the benefits that plant-based foods have on humans and the planet.
According to a study by Maru/Matchbox, 69 percent of millennials take a photo (or a video) of their food before eating it! Foodstagramming hasn’t just changed the way we see food, it’s changing the food and restaurant industry completely, as restaurants and food producers are rethinking everything from their offerings to their décor – all for the ‘gram.
There was a time not too long ago, when if you wanted to eat more plant-based foods, you had two choices: become a vegan or become a vegetarian. Eating less meat just for the sake of eating less meat just wasn’t mainstream. But that is not even close to the story today.
One of the hottest topics in food science right now is the clean label movement. Most of us know the consumer’s perspective of wanting foods with fewer unpronounceable ingredients, but what about the perspective of a food scientist? You’re in luck. We asked our food technology manager Sarah Gutkowski all about clean label.