Sustainability is no longer an optional add-on for food manufacturers and their suppliers. Climate change and shrinking resources mean a responsible approach is called for – and increasingly food companies are realising that a sustainable supply chain is better for business too.
In this special edition, we look back at recent developments in sustainability and sustainable sourcing in the European food industry.
Using resources more sustainably would produce better results than GM crops for feeding the world, one Nestlé executive told FoodNavigator .
Late last month, we reported on a food industry initiative that aims to work with farmers at the start of the supply chain, to boost supply and improve sustainability.
Click here to read about how the UK government has responded to proposals intended to improve the sustainability of food and farming in the UK - while in Ireland, the Origin Green initiative aims to cement the country's green and natural image.
And researchers have said that cutting greenhouse gas emissions should be touted as an important reason to cut meat consumption, rather than health considerations alone.