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To improve how we eat in the future, we’re looking at diets of the past
Stone Age diet may hold key to optimum nutrition
Unilever research is looking at what man’s distant ancestors ate to see how it could enhance modern-day nutrition.
In 2011 Unilever spent more than $1 billion on research & development.
Currently we have over 6000 people working in R&D in all Unilever regions across the globe.
We typically file between 250 & 350 new patent applications a year.
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