5@5: Half of US adults to be obese by 2030 | Kind Snacks expands – New Hope Network

Posted: February 15, 2020 at 2:49 am

A team of medical scientists has projectedthat roughlyone in four U.S. adults will be severely obese, and around half the population will be obese, by 2030. Notably, the sugar and beverage industries continue to block sugar taxes and hamper the efforts of health departments that have far less financial resources.Read more at The New York Times

Kind Snacks hopestoreinvigorate sales this month by launching productsin thefrozen dessert, treats, refrigerated snacks and granola categories. The bar market is saturated with competition, but arelatively recent minority stake from Mars paved the way forKind Snacks to explore beyond this aisle in what is ultimately a high-risk venture.Read more at Fast Company

Bayer has asked an appeals court in California to overturn a jury's$86 million verdict, arguing that it "could not be reconciled with either the law or sound science." The company has lost three trials so far over claims that Roundup causes cancer and faces allegations from over 42,700 plaintiffs.Read more at St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Kellogg is reportedlyinvesting a good chunk ofresources into its snack porfolio and struggling cereal brands this year. The company expects earnings to drop as much as 4% in 2020 because of the sale of several brands to Ferrero Group last July.Read more at The Wall Street Journal

Caffeine is a drug most people use every day, but rarely think about in that particular context. Here, the esteemed plant-forward diet promoter delves into caffeine's link to confidence, capitalism and climate change.Read more at NPR

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