Seven U.S. jurisdictions have imposed a sugar tax on beverages sold within their boundaries. Here’s why dairy processors should think about cutting sugar in the coffee, tea and juice drinks they make.
March 9, 2017
Election 2016 will go down in history for plenty of reasons. But somewhat overlooked amidst the more sensational results were the decisions in San Francisco, Oakland and Albany, Calif., Boulder, Colo., and Cook County, Ill., to begin levying what have become known broadly as “soda” taxes.
For product innovators, creators and sellers, knowing and anticipating the habits of consumers is a necessity. The switch from three meals a day to multiple mini-meals is one change that hasn’t stumped us, but empowered us to think differently about how snacks are presented.
Fonterra, the dairy cooperative from New Zealand, said its dairy ingredients are “paying dividends in the U.S. market.” Fonterra USA Key Account Manager Rachel Marshall said grass-fed, pasture-raised, free-range dairy is experiencing “a surge in popularity” because consumers are more health-conscious and informed on what they eat.
Moviegoers don’t flock to the latest installment of their favorite superhero franchise for deep musings on the human condition. By that same token, consumers don’t dive into salted-toffee truffle sundaes to jumpstart their diets. They do it because it’s fun.
Protein may be a macronutrient the deficiency of which portends dire consequences for health. But it is amply represented in the American diet already. A 2015 analysis of the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that American men consume, on average, close to 100 grams of protein per day — nearly double the 56 grams generally recommended for the group.