2020 Global Hunger Index: One decade to zero hunger linking health and sustainable food systems – World

Torri Donley

What do we know about the hunger situation worldwide? Has progress been made or are there any setbacks? Using the Global Hunger Index, the global hunger situation can be calculated and assessed.

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger and undernutrition at global, regional, and national levels. It is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the fight against hunger, and call attention to those areas of the world where hunger levels are highest and where the need for additional efforts to eliminate hunger is greatest.

Global Hunger Index 2020: Progress and Setbacks

The 2020 GHI shows that while the world has made gradual progress in reducing hunger on a global scale since 2000, this progress has been too slow. Hunger persists in many countries, and in some instances, progress is even being reversed. The global level of hunger and undernutrition is

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The Lancet Planetary Health: Restricting supermarket promotions of high-sugar food and drinks reduces sales without reducing store profits

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Restricting the promotion and merchandising of unhealthy foods and beverages leads to a reduction in their sales, presenting an opportunity to improve people’s diets, according to a randomised controlled trial of 20 stores in remote regions of Australia published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

Merchandising in food retail outlets, such as price promotions, end-of-aisle displays and placement at eye level, can be effective in stimulating sales. This has been used to promote sales of healthier food, but rarely tested to discourage people from buying unhealthy food.

In the study, restricting merchandising of unhealthy products reduced the purchase of sugar sweetened drinks and confectionery, resulting in a reduction in the total amount of free sugar purchased from food and drinks by 2.8% [1]; the equivalent of 1.8 tons of sugar overall across all of the intervention stores. Free sugars include foods and drinks with added sugars, plus natural sugar in

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Why low and alcohol free beers could be considered health drinks

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It is often said that weak beer was drunk in preference to dirty water in European towns during the middle ages.

This fact is probably overstated, but the idea that beer was nutritionally important in the medieval period seems more likely.

Weaker, so-called “small beers” would have been low in alcohol but a valuable source of energy and nutrients, helping medieval laborers meet their high energy requirements of 3,000 calories a day.

The industrialization of brewing led to higher alcohol levels in modern beers, which together with their energy and carbohydrate content means beer is now associated with poor health and disease.

Growing concerns about the health effects of excessive beer consumption has driven increased interest in no-alcohol and low-alcohol (“nolo”) beers, especially in adults under 30.

The acceptability of these beers has increased recently, in part due to brewing developments that require less heat and

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Addressing the problem of hunger and health

Torri Donley

Mark A. Mahoney, Guest columnist
Published 11:31 a.m. ET Oct. 5, 2020


According to the recent report by America’s Health Rankings (AHR) food insecurity is a social and economic condition where access to food is limited or uncertain. Food insecurity is a lack of consistent access to enough safe, nutritious and socially acceptable food for an active, healthy and productive life. It can be cyclical, or episodic–associated with a crisis like COVID-19.

 In 2018, an estimated 37 million Americans, including 11 million children were food insecure. Food insecurity has broad effects on health due to the mental and physical stress that it places

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Knox County Board of Health extends 11 p.m. bar and restaurant curfew

Torri Donley

The Knox County Board of Health has extended the bar and restaurant 11 p.m. closure order for at least 14 days with the hope of continuing to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The board also extended a public gathering limit of 25 people for small indoor spaces.

Both measures will expire Oct. 15 without another extension. 

The vote was 7-1 in favor of extending the 11 p.m. closure measure. Only Dr. Dianna Drake voted in opposition. Dr. Martha Buchanan and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs were not present. The vote to extend the public gathering order was unanimous. 

“I’m really hoping that will be it,” Dr. Patrick O’Brien said. “We really don’t want to ping pong … we don’t want to drop it and bring it back.” 

O’Brien said he had heard from the Knoxville Police Department that local business owners had quickly complied with the new regulations. 

“It’s been

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COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Probiotic Drinks Market | Health Benefits Of Probiotic Drinks to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the probiotic drinks market and it is poised to grow by $ 14.51 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 9% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Bio-K Plus International Inc., Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd., Danone SA,

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Mitch Daniels, Protect Purdue leaders urge Tippecanoe Co. health officer to stand firm on local bar, restaurant restrictions

Torri Donley

WEST LAFAYETTE – As Dr. Jeremy Adler, Tippecanoe County’s health officer, faces mounting pressure from community leaders to ease local restaurant and bar restrictions, Purdue President Mitch Daniels and others on campus encouraged him to stand firm, even after the rest of the state was cleared to reopen at full capacity.

a group of people in a bar: Inside The Tap, 100 S. Chauncey Ave., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in West Lafayette.

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Inside The Tap, 100 S. Chauncey Ave., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in West Lafayette.

In a letter dated Monday, Daniels and members of the Protect Purdue implementation team urged Adler to wait at least a month to make a move. They wrote that keeping Purdue’s campus, reopened in August to a record enrollment for the fall semester, could depend on it.

“The data on COVID-19 community spread gathered over the past nine months clearly indicate that indoor venues such as restaurants and bars represent the most risky of environments,” Daniels wrote.


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Digestive Health Food And Drinks Market Overview, Global Demand and Industry Outlook 2020

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The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 24, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Digestive Health Food And Drinks Market is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides the industry overview with growth analysis and historical & futuristic cost, revenue, demand and supply data (as applicable). The research analysts provide an elaborate description of the value chain and its distributor analysis. This Market study provides comprehensive data that enhances the understanding, scope, and application of this report. Some of the Leading key Company’s Covered for this Research are Clover Industries, Danisco, Danone, General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS), Nestle, Yakult Honsha, Attune Foods, Arla Foods, Bifodan, BioCare Copenhagen, BioGaia AB, Chr. Hansen, Daflorn, Deerland Enzymes, Ganeden, Institut Rosell-Lallemand, Lallemand, Winclove Probiotics

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SARS-CoV-2 does not pose a food safety risk, health agency says

Torri Donley

Globally, millions of people have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Cases are skyrocketing in many countries, including the United States, India, and Brazil.

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is mainly a respiratory illness. It spreads by infectious respiratory droplets when someone sneezes, coughs, speaks, or breathes.

Now, a new report by the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF) highlights the link between SARS-CoV-2 infection and food safety. ICMSF is a global non-government organization that aims to provide information on food safety and human health.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many reports have shown that food may be carriers of the infectious agent. These reports have sparked panic and worry about whether ordering food or having food delivered can pave the way for infection with SARS-CoV-2.

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. Image captured and colorized at NIAID
This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus
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New Lex restaurant cited for violating health orders

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COLUMBUS – Agents from the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) cited six establishments overnight after receiving complaints of blatant violations of orders in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.


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Trotters Pub and Grill in New Lexington was one of the six, as agents visited the following liquor-permitted establishments and issued citations after witnessing the violations.

Trotters received an administrative citation for improper conduct – disorderly activity. Agents visited the establishment and observed approximately 40 to 50 patrons in the outdoor patio area with multiple groups congregating and intermixing with other social groups.

Additional patrons were standing and crowding the at the entrance to and around the bar. There were no physical barriers or social distance between patrons or groups of patrons. Staff members were observed walking around the bar and patio areas not wearing facial coverings. Agents explained and answered questions on what was needed to make

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