Commodities driven deforestation is a major reputational risk for food businesses. A lesser known environmental impact is the contribution food production makes to grasslands degradation. But, with grasslands disappearing at an ‘alarming’ rate, could...
As pressure mounts to improve public health and reduce out climate footprint, industry is innovating to encourage greater uptake of healthier and more sustainable food and drink products. IGD examines what’s working, and why.
Developments in food and ag tech have the potential to upend how food is produced. But the bigger picture issues around economic, social and environmental questions must be considered to deliver ‘meaningful benefits’, according to Sagentia Innovation.
Animal-based meat and dairy manufacturers increasingly are addressing consumer demand for improved animal welfare and environmental impact – helping to defend and grow their sales in the face of encroaching competition from plant-based options.
New research reveals that 71% of UK sales at 16 of the largest food and beverage manufacturers are generated by unhealthy products. ShareAction warns that companies should expect increased investor activism on the topic.
Results of a new survey in Germany suggest many consumers are concerned about possible health effects associated with food additives, while at the same time expressing a lack of knowledge about such ingredients.
The UK was facing warnings of food shortages, and even the prospect of a cancelled Christmas, after CF Industries, which supplies most of the CO2 used in the county’s food production, stopped work at two of its fertiliser factories because of gas prices.
Move over meat and plant-based blends, a new hybrid is in town. Or it will be soon, according to industry experts, who believe ‘the perfect match’ of cell-cultured and plant-based ingredients is headed for regulatory approval and market entry.