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Report calls on European food sector to focus on sustainable energy use

With more than a quarter of all EU energy consumption, and a lower share of renewable energy than other industries, the European food sector must focus on sustainable use of energy, warns a new report.

The EU food sector needs to focus more effort in utilising greener and more renewable sources of energy, in addition to cutting overall energy use, says the EC report.

European food companies come out top for innovative retail concepts

Price wars, social media and greater consumer demand for a connection with food and producers mean more European food companies are cutting out the traditional retail middle man and finding their own channels.

UK city calls for sugar tax to tackle ‘devastating’ addiction

UK city Brighton is urging food businesses to levy a 10p voluntary sugar tax on sugary drinks in a bid to address “the devastating harm caused by sugar addiction”.

Report slashes Halal growth forecast

Thompson Reuters has cut its growth forecast for the global Halal food market, saying the market will grow to just under US$1.6tn by 2020, instead of 2018 as predicted last year.

Impossible Foods raises $108m; prepares to launch plant-based burger by end of 2016

Impossible Foods, one of a new wave of Silicon Valley-backed companies promising to “transform the global food system”, has raised $108m in its latest round of financing, and says its first product – a plant-based burger that precisely replicates the taste and texture of meat – should hit the market...

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