Fast-growing, robust, sustainable, nutritious... it even tastes like bacon. Is there no end to seaweed's talents? Meet the firm establishing what it claims is the UK’s first and only commercial offshore seaweed farm.
Organic Alliance chief executive Lionel Wolberg says that the coronavirus crisis is fundamentally reshaping the French food system. “This epidemic will mark a before and after for society,” he tells FoodNavigator.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to surging demand for organic and sustainable foods, according to a new report. Why is the organic sector getting a ‘coronavirus boost’ and will gains be sustained in the face of an economic downturn?
Scientists are analysing cocoa’s chemical ‘fingerprint’ to determine in which country it was produced. In the future, the technology could have the potential to confirm chocolate label claims, say researchers.
Sales of Kalamata olives from Greece, Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy and Champagne from France have contributed to a total sales value of €74.76bn for Geographical Indications, according to a recent study.
Researchers in Europe have found fault with life cycle assessment methodology’s analysis of organic farming, which they say largely ignore major factors such as biodiversity, soil quality, and pesticide impacts.
Acacia gum manufacturer Alland & Robert has teamed with an environmental charity to support acacia tree planting in Mali, Niger and Ethiopia. “We base our support on our sold volume of acacia gum,” explains marketing manager Violaine Fauvarque.
As concern builds for farm animal welfare, we look at whether an EU-wide scheme is on the cards, what such a labelling matrix might look like, and ultimately, whether high welfare labels make a difference.
The authors of a new study have suggested the CBD sector is mired by inconsistent quality, concentrations, pricing and labelling. “What we encountered was a wild, wild west scenario in terms of manufacturing and marketing,” Noa Gans, head of product at...
Why do certain consumers in Denmark prefer organic food products, while others opt for locally produced? A recent study from the University of Copenhagen is investigating these questions by analysing consumer values, opinions, and sociodemographic differences.
French ingredients supplier Nexira is launching a new ingredients brand, Inavea, dedicated to organic ingredients with a strong sustainability message, managing director Mathieu Dondain tells FoodNavigator.
Having tripled its production capacity of natural vanillin in 2017, the French ingredients supplier is again ramping up scale to meet growing demand for its ‘natural’ vanilla alternative, Solvay’s Peter Browning tells FoodNavigator.
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.
Growing interest in sustainability has resulted in a proliferation of on-pack ethical claims from food makers. But how do we know what claims are true? The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) believes it has developed an answer.
Researchers have developed a comprehensive index that measures the degree of naturalness in foods. The integrative tool could “significantly improve transparency, simplicity, and trust in the food marketplace,” Hero Group’s Luis Manuel Sánchez-Siles tells...
New research from Lumina Intelligence concludes that consumer engagement with sustainability claims is currently ‘low’. But mission-based brands supporting a clear cause could point the way to reversing this trend.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) publishes pesticide residue looking at 12 food products across the bloc, Nestlé adopts Nutri-Score labels, and a comparison study identifies similarly branded food products with differing compositions.
Transitioning from conventional to organic farming methods is an expensive and time-consuming process. In an effort to better support farmers as they transition, French cooperative D’Aucy has developed a front-of-pack label that adds value and raises...
Vertical farming systems needn’t be manufactured exclusively for farmers growing produce at scale. FoodNavigator meets two innovators developing closed cultivation systems for the sitting room or restaurant.
The Danish government recently unveiled plans to step up investment in food and ingredients research and development, stating that the country can “take the lead” in tackling global food insecurity and providing innovative new solutions that advance the...