Sustainability

We all need to have a view on the future of food, Bellini says

‘We need a revolution in the way we think about food’: Futurologist

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The future of food is an area that is often overlooked in the context of short political cycles, but we all need to have a view on how we can meet increasing and changing demand for food in the coming decades, according to futurologist Dr James Bellini.

Dutch companies have agreed to buy another 280,000 tonnes of RTRS-certified soy

Dutch companies to double use of sustainable soy from 2011 levels

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Dutch food companies and trade organisations have signed agreements with Brazilian growers to double the supply of RTRS-certified soy to the Netherlands from 2011 levels, according to the Foundation for Responsible Soy Transition.

John West rolls out can tracking scheme

John West rolls out can tracking scheme

By Rod Addy

John West has rolled out its Can Tracker scheme to include salmon, mackerel and sardine products by 2013, building on the launch of the service for tuna in 2011.

Partial fractionation could improve energy efficiency

How eco-friendly are meat analogues?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Many meat analogues derived from plant proteins may have environmental impacts comparable to animal protein because of inefficient water and energy use in their production, according to associate professor of Food Process Engineering at Wageningen University...

Martinovic called for greater harmonisation of food safety regulations

Harmonising food safety regs could make 'huge difference' to food wastage

By Caroline Scott-Thomas at EFFoST in Montpellier

Zero and very low tolerance of certain food additives and ingredients can lead to enormous - and entirely unnecessary - food wastage, according to Aleksandra Martinovic, Montenegro ambassador of the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI).

Tan says there is 'no key to the door' for outgrowers

Independent grower highlights flaws in RSPO system

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

If the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is serious about making the entire palm oil supply chain sustainable, it needs to address flaws in the system for plantation owners who do not own their own mills, according to one such grower, Daniel...

WikiCell targets Louvre as site for first outlet

WikiCell targets Louvre as site for first outlet

By Rod Addy

A snack bar next to the Musée de Louvre in Paris will be the site of the first outlet selling products in edible packaging from WikiCell Designs, the company behind the concept.

Sustainability 'should be the norm and not the exception'

Unilever and Walmart aim to transform sustainable palm oil supply

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Unilever and Walmart are hoping to drive increased production of certified sustainable palm oil, as they unveiled new purchasing commitments at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) annual meeting in Singapore last week.

Sustainable palm oil production can be a boon for smallholders

Dispatch from RT10 in Singapore

Ensuring sustainability at the new frontiers of palm oil production

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Palm oil producers and traders have been looking for new production areas as expansion in environmentally sensitive regions in Southeast Asia has become increasingly difficult - but Latin American and African production must embrace sustainable standards...

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