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Sustainable sourcing

Sustainable sourcing

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.

Cocoa ‘a sad story’: Farmers need insurance as human cost of industry overlooked, says Cacao for Change

Cocoa farmers operate in a chocolate supply chain that perpetuates poverty and bear the bulk of the risk, claims Cacao for Change as it proposes an alternative model.

Innova's top ten trend predictions for 2016

Food for thought: What we learnt at Food Matters Live

After three days of debates, seminars and demonstrations at Food Matters Live, there are major challenges and themes the industry needs to reflect upon - we've rounded up some of...

A carbon tax on meat is not a complete turn-off to consumers: report

Consumers are more receptive to a carbon tax on meat or the removal of subsidies for livestock farmers than politicians believe, according to new research.

French brands pipped to the post with private label veggie range

French retailer Carrefour has launched what it claims is France's first private label range of vegetarian products - which could spur other brands to occupy this relatively undeveloped space, says a market...

Indonesia is burning - but how responsible is the palm oil industry?

Indonesia’s forests are being ravaged by forest and peatland fires that are sparking a public health and environmental crisis – but how responsible is the palm oil industry?

Palm oil producer launches peatland protection project in Indonesia

A palm oil producer’s pledge to rehabilitate peatland in Indonesia will provide momentum for industry-wide change, it says.

Dutch start-up bags DSM funds for immune ingredient ‘shelved’ by Unilever

Dutch start-up Nutrileads has secured seed financing from four investors including DSM, which it plans to use to develop an immunity ingredient previously developed by Unilever.

Two-year count down for insect novel food approval

Producers of food-grade insects will submit a novel food application as soon as the new regulation passes into force, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has...

UK makes sustainable palm oil strides – but will it make its 100% certified target by 2015?

UK palm oil imports were 72% sustainable in 2014 – up from 55% in 2013, according to an annual progress report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

News in brief

Strong pulse: UN’s International Year of Pulses targets trade boost

The United Nations (UN) is promoting the nutritional benefits of pulses through a year-long initiative.

Industry welcomes EU novel foods revision

The revised European Union novel foods regulation will stimulate innovation and give consumers more sustainable, affordable food choices, says industry trade group, FoodDrinkEurope.

FiE 2015 preview: Innovation scanner

With over 1000 companies exhibiting at Food Ingredients Europe in Paris from 1 to 3 December, FoodNavigator takes a sneak preview at just some of the companies that will be...

Glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer, says EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that glyphosate, a herbicide used on food crops, is unlikely to cause cancer and recommends raising safety levels.

EU brings in mandatory origin labelling for food from Israeli settlements

Food produced in Israeli-occupied territories, considered illegal under international law, must be clearly labelled as such in EU countries - a decision that has provoked strong opposition from Israel.

Transforming acacia gum from invisible ingredient to sustainable superfood

Acacia gum seems to have it all – manufacturers say it’s clean-label, organic, sustainably sourced and provides income in developing countries. So why is industry not doing more to promote this?...

EU misspent €6.3bn in 2014

The EU misspent €6.3bn in 2014 overall, according to a report from the European Court of Auditors that called for change. 

French food industry launches public consultation to end 'le food-bashing'

French industry group, ANIA, is asking the public's opinion on what it wants from manufacturers and retailers in a bid to bridge the gap between consumers and industry and counter...

ScenoProt project will boost local protein production for real sustainability

ScenoProt, a six year Finnish project will bring together scientists, consumer specialists and product developers with one aim: developing self-sufficiency in protein production for global sustainability.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Palm oil demand growth offers opening for niche certified producers

Global demand for certified sustainable palm oil will double in five years, growing from 5.3m tonnes in 2014 to 11m by 2020, predicts Rabobank.

California Almond Board accuses media of skewing its sustainability record

Media attention has focussed on the unsustainabilty of California's almond industry, with issues ranging from water overuse during drought and pesticide harm to bees during pollination - but this is...

R&D Insider - From Nestlé's lab in Lausanne

Foiling over-packing: Nestlé project aims to reduce environmental impact of chocolate wrappers

Nestlé has begun a project to explore whether it is over-packing chocolate and can move to lighter packaging options.

Scottish campaign to cut food poisoning and waste

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a campaign to improve consumer understanding of food labels in a bid to reduce food poisoning cases and food waste.

World first standard for sustainable rice launched

This week has seen the launch of the world's first United Nations-backed standard for sustainable rice cultivation.

Food manufacturers ahead of waste reduction targets

Food manufacturers and retailers are ahead of the game when it comes to meeting waste reduction targets, a Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) report has found.

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