All news articles for July 2013

Why there is great urgency for sustainability in palm oil

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Why there is great urgency for sustainability in palm oil

By Darrel Webber, secretary general of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Increasing global consumption of palm oil poses serious sustainability challenges and raises questions about leading consumer nations’ responsibility in managing the footprint of its global supply chain. 

Many Irish consumers have changed their purchasing habits following the horse meat contamination

Horse meat scandal dented Irish trust in food supply, finds FSAI

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The discovery of horse meat in a range of ‘beef’ products in the European Union earlier this year has had a major impact on Irish consumers’ trust in the food industry, according to research commissioned by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Japanese bean takes hold of Europe

Is azuki the next big bean?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The azuki bean, also known as adzuki and aduki, is more commonly found in Japanese kitchens, yet has recently been creeping into the European culinary consciousness. With its high nutritional value and gluten-free potential, could it be the next big thing...

Danone infant formula demand drives ‘strong start’ to 2013

Danone infant formula demand drives ‘strong start’ to 2013

By Mark ASTLEY

Danone claims to have got off to a “strong start” this year, with early signs of stabilisation in Europe and solid demand for infant nutrition products in China driving better-than-expected sales growth in the first half of 2013.

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