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The latest edition of Food, Nutrition & Science, the online publication from The Lempert Report, looks at the following health and wellness issues affecting consumers…and by extension, providing marketing opportunities for retailers and manufacturers:

• The importance of consuming Omega 3’s, the long chain fatty acids found in fatty fish like mackerel, tuna and salmon that have rapidly become the poster child for a variety of health benefits.

• “When the person next to you sneezes, do you wonder if you're next? The CDC reports that approximately five percent to 20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu each year, and that more than 200,000 persons are hospitalized for flu-related complications. So it makes sense that we're curious about our health, especially when, according to a University of Michigan study, the total economic impact of cold-related work loss in the U.S. exceeds $20 billion.”

• The unique appeal of edible flowers, which have gained ever-greater acceptance by consumers,

• “The Anatomy of a Label,” which dissects exactly what claims are being made by manufacturers and what consumers can really expect from specific products.

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