Sustainability

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

By Shane Starling

Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the report ‘s findings as “ridiculous”.

EC approves animal meal in fish food

EC approves animal meal in fish food

By Rod Addy

The European Commission (EC) has approved the use of pork and poultry meal for fish feed, flying in the face of UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommendations.

A simple 'eat less' message may alienate consumers, the report says

Focus on eating better meat rather than less, report suggests

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Focusing on eating ‘better’ meat could attract broader acceptance than a simple ‘eat less meat’ message and benefit the environment, people’s health and animal welfare, according to a new report from WWF-UK and the Food Ethics Council.

IOI Loders Croklaan to increase supply of RSPO certified palm oil

IOI Loders Croklaan to increase supply of RSPO certified palm oil

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Palm oil supplier IOI Loders Croklaan has said it intends to increase its volumes of segregated certified sustainable palm oil to 30% of total sales and certify all its plantations to Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards by the end of...

Fair trade supply is on the up, says the new report

Fairtrade demand spurs rapid increase in supply

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Fairtrade International has said the number of farmers and workers benefitting from the system increased by 13% in 2011 as the food and drink industry continues to pledge its support, according to a new report.

Sustainability messages and dietary advice need to be coordinated

How compatible are sustainability and nutrition?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Health and nutrition guidance should be integrated with messages on reducing the diet’s environmental impact in order to ensure consistent advice, according to a new paper published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.

RTRS and GMP+ sign responsible soy certification agreement

RTRS and GMP+ sign responsible soy certification agreement

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) and Netherlands-based certification agency GMP+ International have signed a cooperation agreement in order to speed uptake of certified responsible soy and simplify the certification process.

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