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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 shareholders and customers want to know what is being done to safeguard food supplies and the interests of future generations.

Unilever brands known as sustainable are growing 30% faster than others

One in three consumers choose brands based on sustainability: Unilever study

A new report by industry giant Unilever shows that consumers' belief in the social or environmental welfare of brands hugely affects their purchasing decisions.

From wheat to meat: Seaweed start-up launches vegan bacon after pasta success

Following the success of I Sea Pasta, seaweed specialist Seamore, has launched a vegan bacon made entirely from seaweed and has further plans to expand its market.

Crikey! Fruit fly flour beats crickets for cost, says Israeli start-up

Move over crickets and mealworms - Israeli start-up Flying Spark is farming and processing fruit fly powders and oils that are cheaper than other insect ingredients but with a similar...

EU awards €10.4m to regrow British and Danish organic sectors

The European Commission has dished out €10.4m to the UK and Denmark’s organic associations to promote the organic industry in both countries.

Greenpeace calls for ban on neonicotinoids after publishing new study

Greenpeace is calling on EU policy makers for a complete ban on neonicotinoid pesticides as its latest report shows the harmful effects on pollinators. 

Bird flu could halt free range egg production, warn MEPs

Outbreaks of bird flu throughout Europe could put a stop to free range eggs as safety precautions make meeting the labelling requirements impossible, Dutch members of the EU parliament have...

EU bank backs organic Bulgarian bar maker by a cool €2m

Sofia-based healthy snack and ‘superfood’ producer Smart Organic has won a €2 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to aid expansion for the rising healthy...

More Germans want to see animal welfare logo, says Ministry of Food & Agriculture

The number of Germans who look for animal welfare logos on meat products is rising, according to a 1000-strong survey commissioned by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, which gives a...

Waste not, want not: UK start-up turns leftover food into hummus

Food waste-conscious start-up, ChicP, transforms leftover fruit and vegetables into a variety of flavoured hummus, and is crowdfunding to expand into new markets.

Nutrition experts predict sustainability ‘most important’ trend for 2017

Sustainability wins another vote for the “most important” trend to watch in 2017, followed closely by plant-based protein, according to a small, but well-educated group of nutrition experts, surveyed by...

€1.2m EU investment fund seeks entrepreneurs hungry for agrifood innovation

Katana, a €1.2 million investment fund is calling for Europe’s brightest entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas and win funding for agrifood innovation, from functional foods to tech solutions for sustainable...

Roquette on pea protein: ‘In five years’ time the off-taste issue will be completely resolved.’

French player Roquette is a decade into protein – and its commitment is building having just announced a major pea-focused investment in North America. At Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) the...

From farm to fork: How much do you know about where Europe's food comes from?

Eurostat, the official statistics bureau of the European Union, has published data report on Europe's farms, fisheries and food supply. How much do you know about where your food comes from?...

Ethical food and drink worth over €10.5 billion in the UK

Sales of ethical food and drink increased 5.3% in 2015 to just over £9.03 billion (€10.55 billion), according to new research. Organic continued its revival but Fairtrade has struggled again.

Catch 22: Sustainable fishing produces massive carbon emissions

Whilst smaller scale sustainable fishing practices protect the oceans from depletion of marine life, they are vastly more detrimental to the environment, say researchers

Silly sausages? German Ag Minister criticises vegetarian products with meaty names

Germany’s agriculture minister Christian Schmidt has weighed in on the debate surrounding plant-based alternatives using meat names, calling them "completely misleading" - but the European Commission seems reluctant to act....

The next generation of food tech? Nobel Laureates discuss future of food

The Nobel Foundation’s ‘Your plate, our planet’ event featured talks by start-ups boasting the world changing power of new food technologies like ‘food computers’ and tropical weather forecasting.

The nutra space: Eyes turn to 2017

Only the seemingly foolish would have predicted 2016 would see the UK vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump win the US presidential election. But in the post-truth era,...

The food trends and issues to watch in 2017

With 2017 just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about which future trends and burning topics will be making their mark on the food and drink industry next...

Consumers aren’t prepared to join the lab-meat love-in

This year there’s been a bit of a lab-meat love-in, but are consumers ready to buy into it? I’m not so sure, especially if they can’t divorce the concept from...

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Roquette ready for major investment in North American pea protein

Roquette is investing in pea protein in Canada next year, as the French firm ups its game in the protein space. 

Total oil call: Petrochemical giants want food industry leftovers for biofuels

Suez and Total are calling on Europe's food industry to sell its used cooking oil for biofuel conversion, after pledging to increase the amount that is collected and recycled by 20%....

Europe’s Plan B: The ‘Common Food Policy’

An independent think tank, IPES, has been set up to advise the EU and work towards creating a common food policy that would create a sustainable, healthy and profitable food...

Soil Association slams 'unscientific' analysis of organic's not-so-green credentials

The UK’s organic certification body, Soil Association, has defended organic food following an article in New Scientist which urged consumers to stop buying organic to protect the environment....

Arla Foods to head Danish initiative to boost exports

A major push to create new jobs and increase exports in the Danish food sector by more than DKK 30bn (€4bn) has been backed by food industry giants Arla Foods,...

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