Sustainability

Going beyond the pack for information on food

EU project looks to enhance on-pack food labelling using smart phones

By Jane Byrne

Consumer driven information on food labelling is the aim of a new Brussels-based project that is combining smart-phone technology with impartial data explaining the functionality of various ingredients, traceability, quality of raw materials and sustainability.

Mars follows Cadbury and Nestle in Fairtrade branding

Mars goes Fairtrade with Maltesers

By Jane Byrne

Mars has announced that Maltesers will be its first brand to carry the Fairtrade mark from June 2012, the commitment follows similar moves from Cadbury and Nestle.

Cert ID says sustainable soy standards report 'inaccurate and biased'

Cert ID says sustainable soy standards report 'inaccurate and biased'

By Jane Byrne

CERT ID, the company behind ProTerra – a standard for non-GM soy and other foods – claims a recent report from the Dutch consultancy CREM comparing soy sustainability standards misrepresents it and is biased towards the Cargill-backed RTRS soy standard.

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