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Shipping Disruptions Continue in Red Sea

Commercial vessels transiting the region remain under threat

Disruptions in one of the world’s most critical shipping lanes continued this week as Houthi rebels defiantly continued their attacks against commercial vessels in the Red Sea despite strikes by US-led forces against targets in Houthi-controlled parts of Yemen. The latest alert issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration states: “There continues to be a high degree of risk to commercial vessels transiting the Southern Red Sea between 12N and 16N. While the decision to transit remains… [Read more]


INC-Funded Study Finds Longer-Term Nut Consumption Improves Brain Insulin Sensitivity

This research may be important for the prevention of age-related diseases

Results from a recent INC-funded intervention study were published in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, one of the highest-rated journals in the field of nutrition and dietetics. The study showed that, for older adults with overweight or obesity, longer-term consumption of mixed nuts significantly improved brain insulin sensitivity. This may be important for the prevention of age-related metabolic and cognitive diseases. The trial consisted of 28 healthy men and women aged between 60 and 70 years. The researchers conducted a randomized, single-blinded, crossover study involving… [Read more]


Study Finds Snacking on Tree Nuts Reduces Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Young Adults

Daily tree nut intake may improve waist circumference, lipid biomarkers and insulin levels

A recent study published in Nutrients set out to determine whether consuming tree nuts as snacks, versus typical carbohydrate snacks, would reduce risk for metabolic syndrome in young adults. The study was the first of its kind to investigate cardiometabolic responses to tree nut snacks versus typical carbohydrate snacks among young adults at risk of metabolic syndrome. The study was a prospective, randomized, parallel-group dietary intervention trial conducted in 84 adults aged 22–26, most of whom were overweight or obese… [Read more]


Replacing Processed Meat with Nuts May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk by 27%

Switching to nuts is also associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes and all-cause mortality

In a recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in BMC Medicine, researchers summarized and evaluated the evidence for associations between replacing animal-based foods with plant-based foods and cardiometabolic health and all-cause mortality. The study included 37 prospective cohort studies based on data from 24 cohorts in the United States, Europe and Asia. The results showed that replacing 50 grams/day of processed meat with 28-50 grams/day of nuts was associated with a 27% reduction… [Read more]


Prune Supplementation May Mitigate Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women

Eating prunes improved immune, inflammatory and oxidative stress markers

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition sheds new light on the effect of prune consumption on bone loss in postmenopausal women. Specifically, given that an elevated inflammatory profile may be linked to accelerated postmenopausal bone loss, the researchers investigated the impact of prune supplementation on immune, inflammatory and oxidative stress markers. This was an ancillary study of a larger 12-month randomized controlled trial called the Prune Study. A total of 183 postmenopausal women… [Read more]


INC Shares Sustainability Updates

The INC’s latest installment of sustainability news covers the EU Council’s adoption of a negotiation position for the proposed Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste, the deal reached by EU Parliament and Council negotiators on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), the annual meeting of the Türkiye-EU Cooperation Scheme on Hazelnuts, and more. [Read more]


International Trade News Monitored by INC

The INC’s latest trade news update includes information about the deal reached by the US and the EU to extend the suspension of tariffs arising from a longstanding steel and aluminum dispute, Brazil’s decision to allow the import of almonds from Argentina for the first time, and updates on various trade deals, including between Chile and the EU, between China and Nicaragua, and between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). [Read more]



Food Safety News Shared by INC

The INC’s latest food safety news includes an update on plant protection products in the EU, the publication of new regulations in the Official Journal of the European Union establishing methods of sampling and analysis for the control of levels of mycotoxins and plant toxins in food, and new requirements affecting private pesticide applicators in California. [Read more]


INC Provides Updates on Marketing Orders

The INC’s latest update on marketing orders covers an interim rule announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that temporarily changes the requirements for raisins covered under the Federal marketing order for raisins produced from grapes grown in California. [Read more]

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