Confectionery

The world's largest chocolate maker discusses how it is combatting poverty in its cocoa supply chain / Pic: GettyImages-aedkis

How is Mars promoting living incomes for cocoa smallholders?

By Katy Askew

Mars Inc hopes to make a positive contribution to the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa farmers. The chocolate giant is trialling two new programmes that aim to address some of the structural issues that stand in the way of living incomes in cocoa. FoodNavigator...

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Like Tinder for food SMEs?

By Oliver Morrison

An Irish company has launched Kwayga, a B2B matching platform for buyers and suppliers in the food and beverage sector.

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Calls for greater support for ‘unmet needs’ of agrifood SMEs

By Oliver Morrison

Agrifood SMEs are crucial to the development of much-needed innovation in the food system but encounter limited access to scale up facilities and technological proficiency, reveals a new report from EIT Food, the food arm of the EU-funded European Institute...

German confectionery production could grind to a halt as it faces unprecedented supply chain and energy issues.  Photo: Gerhard Schubert GmbH

Production

German confectionery companies face collapse if regulations not lifted

By Anthony Myers

The manufacturing side of the German confectionery industry is facing its worse crisis in 70 years and could grind to a halt as it struggles with the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and an impending gas shortage caused by the Russian invasion of...

The Coalition said it also supports the inclusion of the requirement for full geolocation information on the origin of the products covered by the regulation. Pic: WCF

Regulation

Cocoa Coalition proposes amendments to EU bill on deforestation

By Anthony Myers

The Cocoa Coalition of chocolate companies - Ferrero, Hershey, Mars Wrigley, Mondelēz International, Nestle, and Tony's Chocolonely - alongside Fairtrade International and Rainforest Alliance, broadly welcomes any new EU legislation regarding the...

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Sell fresh uncut produce loose, says WRAP report

By Oliver Morrison

New research from the food waste campaigner claims to challenge the status quo of the way retailers sell fresh uncut fruit and vegetables, highlighting that it should change significantly in the future.

Forest recently destroyed to grow cocoa near Blolequin in Cote D'Ivoire. Photo: Mighty Earth

Environment

Cocoa industry still failing to end deforestation, new report claims

By Anthony Myers

A new report from global advocacy organisation Mighty Earth claims that since the high-profile launch of the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI), Africa’s top cocoa-producing nations continue to see huge areas of forest being destroyed to make room for...

Enviroscore combines 16 environmental impacts into one A-E score

New environmental labelling system unveiled

By Oliver Morrison

Belgium academics have unveiled a new environmental labelling system that enables easy recognition of the degree of environmental sustainability of food and beverages at point of sale.

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