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.