Food companies must ‘put their necks on the line’ to address the climate emergency, according to Olam co-founder and Group CEO Sunny George Verghese, who is calling for public disclosure of carbon, water, land, and waste footprints.
With sales of mushroom containing dietary supplements growing year-on-year by as much as 40%, and food and beverage companies getting in on the act, demand for the fungi has been “unreal”, says Jeff Chilton, President of Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts.
Smallholders account for almost 40% of global palm oil production, yet just a fraction is certified sustainable. The RSPO is looking to change this with a new sustainable palm oil standard for low acreage farmers.
Acacia gum, or E414, is not just a food additive for the food and beverage industry. The exudate’s production is playing a key role in environmental sustainability, according to supplier Alland & Robert.
A television advertisement promoting Tesco’s new Plant Chef range has been criticised by the NFU for its messaging and ‘negative connotations’, which British farmers claim have caused them ‘significant distress’.
Hunter & Gather Foods is a UK start-up best known for its keto, paleo and gluten-free condiments and cold-pressed oils. This might sound like hipster paradise but co-founder Amy Moring is quick to insist the brand is tapping into deeper trends rather...