Sustainability

Resource efficiency set to rise in prominence

Resource efficiency set to rise in prominence

By Rod Addy

Resource efficiency will be even more crucial for the food industry in the coming year as it fights to prevent production costs from being passed on to consumers.

World Food Day focuses on raising awareness of poverty and hunger

World Food Day

Food security is an industry issue, says Worldwatch expert

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The food industry could be a powerful player in ensuring food security - and that makes sense from both an ethical and a business perspective, according to Danielle Nierenberg, director of the Nourishing the Planet project at the Worldwatch Institute.

Monash University's Mark Wahlqvist

Study labels food security as important as world peace

By RJ Whitehead

New research suggests that securing a sustainable supply of nutritious food to feed the world’s fast-growing population is as big an issue as fighting wars, preventing disease and saving the environment.

Commissioners backtrack on crop-based biofuel targets

European commissioners backtrack on crop-based biofuel targets

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Commission has backtracked on biofuels targets, proposing 5% a cap on the amount of fuel that should be produced from food crops to 2020, on concerns that biofuels may be less eco-friendly than earlier thought and may contribute to higher...

French firms urged to back away from ‘no palm oil’ label claims

French firms urged to back away from ‘no palm oil’ label claims

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Products labelled ‘no palm oil’ have proliferated on French supermarket shelves in recent years but Malaysian officials have said that such labels misrepresent an industry that has made strides toward greater sustainability, in a meeting with French officials...

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