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Sight Life, Product Innovation, magazine, SAL, Nutrition ARISE, technology, product chainThis edition of the Sight and Life magazine focuses on food product innovation and the huge potential it has to help us address key challenges in the journey to a sustainable planet that is free from all forms of malnutrition.


The pages in this issue explore the spectrum of product innovation by providing a broad perspective from product discovery and formulation techniques through to cutting-edge developments with a promising positive impact on the future of nutrition. For instance, Simone Frey from the Nutrition Hub gives us an illuminating tour of the thriving food innovation ecosystem through her piece “Enabling Entrepreneurship in NutritionReformulating Food Products for Improved Nutrition” and written by Jörg Spieldenner from Innosuisse and Klazine van der Horst from Bern University introduces us to the evolutionary approach of food product reformulation. In “An Innovation Evolution,” Senoe Torgerson and Dipika Matthias from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation argue the need for evolution in one of the most successful nutrition-relevant innovations in history – food fortification. Simon Billing and Heidi Spurrell from the Protein Challenge 2040 Initiative at Forum for the Future walk us through the effervescent landscape of new protein sources and the promise they hold in the feature “New Protein Sources“. 


We hope you enjoy perusing the pages of this issue! It is chock-full of thought-provoking articles from a broad range of authors who are leading experts in their fields spanning the public, private, social, and academic sectors. Our thanks go to them all!


Infograph: People and Planet should be at the heart of the food innovation journey

Food for Thought

Nutrition ARISE – New Frontiers for Public Health Nutrition
What Electric Cars Can Tell Us About Redesigning the Food System
Commentary on UN Note for Guideline Implementation
UN Note for Implementation of Guideline on MAM Treatment

Research-Based Evidence

Development of High-protein Spreads for Pregnant and Lactating Women in India

Perspectives in Nutrition Science

An Innovation Evolution
New Protein Sources
Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and Ready-to-use Supplementary Food (RUSF)
Nutritional Programming and Later Life
Probiotic Fermented Foods
Improving Iron Bioavailability with Prebiotic Galacto-oligosaccharides
Reformulating Food Products for Improved Nutrition
Innovation and Human-Centered Design
New Maps for Healthy Dietary Trajectories and Food Product Innovation
Network-centered Innovation to Fuel Food System Change
Enabling Entrepreneurship in Nutrition
Innovating for Sustainability

Special Features

Sizanani Mzanzi Marketing Mix – Product & Price
Appropriate Eating: The Mediterranean Diet in Homer’s Odyssey


Phyllis Elaine Bowen (1940−2018)

The Bigger Picture

A Day in the Life of Mark J. Manary, MD

Congress Reports

The 10th Asia Pacific Congress on Clinical Nutrition
Affordability, Accessibility, and Sustainability Key to Improving Nutrition
The 21st International Congress of Nutrition in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Field Reports

Leveraging the Food System for Child Growth


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