Following a really poor article on how we will choose food in the future in one of the mainstream media outlets, I decided to write down my own views and predictions about how we will really make data-driven decisions about food. Check out my latest blog on the futuristic 5 ways on how we will really choose our food in the future!, click here Not earth shatteringly new, but good to have further confirmation that the exclusion of whole food groups is certainly not an option.
LONDON – Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems due either to obesity or to a lack of food, according to a major study published on Saturday. Researchers behind the Global Nutrition Report, which looked at 140 countries, said the problems are "putting the brakes on human development as a whole" and called for a critical change in the response to this global health threat. More than 155 million children under age 5 are stunted due to lack of nutrition, and 52 million are defined as "wasted," meaning they do not weigh enough for their height, the report said. At the other end of the spectrum, over-eating is taking a heavy toll on people of all ages worldwide; the report found that 2 billion of the world's 7 billion people are now overweight or obese. In North America, a third of all men and women are obese.
The internet of things security crisis has been building for more than a decade, with unprotected, unpatchable gadgets fueling botnets, getting attacked for nation state surveillance, and just generally being a weak link for networks. Given that IoT security seems unlikely to magically improve anytime soon, researchers and regulators are rallying behind a new approach to managing IoT risk. Think of it as nutrition labels for embedded devices. At the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy last month, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University presented a prototype security and privacy label they created based on interviews and surveys of people who own IoT devices as well as privacy and security experts. They also published a tool for generating their labels.
Evonik, announces the development of a collagen form made using fermentation-based processes that do not use animal or human-derived materials. This new collagen formula presents advantages for vegans and people with food allergies: "Animal sourced collagen can be associated with batch to batch variability, potential transmissions of diseases or pathogens, adverse immunogenic or allergic reactions and non-sustainable sourcing methods". On the opposite, "collagen production via microbes would take out this potential worry because if it is being produced in a controlled environment, common allergens and other harmful substances can be removed".