Global Trends 2020

Specially developed chocolate balls boost children’s immune systems to protect them from Covid-19

Avida Health launches tasty chocolate balls including bioactives like probiotics or beta-glucan which reportedly offers immune system benefits. They hope this functional food will be more appealing than vitamin tablets.

 

Source: https://www.confectionerynews.com/Article/2020/04/30/Chocolate-balls-for-immune-health-Singapore-firm-s-new-product-for-kids-amid-COVID-19

In Britain, nearly half claim they intend to fly less

In a sign that a ‘green recovery’ from Coronavirus might be possible, nearly 50% of the UK claim they will fly less once lockdown restrictions ease.

Source: https://news.trust.org/item/20200812150353-u9onm/

Pandemic accelerates automation

The pandemic is accelerating automation, through forcing workers to isolate. Automation technology is being used to process some government business loans that were launched after the crisis.

Source: https://fortune.com/2020/08/11/the-pandemic-is-speeding-up-automation-putting-jobs-in-question/