Sustainability

Women make up 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries but own less land and livestock than men and have less access to credit or cooperatives.

Empowering women in agriculture is good for business

By Niamh Michail

Empowering women in small-hold agriculture is essential to boosting productivity, creating new product launches and generating business - and companies are starting to realise this, says a Fairtrade Foundation report.

Changing precipitation patterns and temperatures could affect food safety through many different pathways - but to what extent is unknown

Climate change may increase foodborne illness

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Problems with food security have previously been linked to climate change – but it may also affect food safety and the incidence of foodborne illness, according to a new study.

Scientists create natural grapefruit flavour from oranges

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The grapefruit flavour and fragrance compound nootkatone is one of the most expensive and challenging ingredients to source in the world – so a new way to create a naturally derived version from oranges could revolutionise supply.

Coconut sugar is made from the sap of flowers from the palm

Coconut sugar: The latest sugar alternative

By Niamh Michail

Coconut sugar is increasing in popularity because it is seen as being a healthier, more ethical alternative to sugar - but nutritionists remain sceptical of the health claims.

Vote for British food, urged Meurig Raymond and deputy presidents Minette Batters and Guy Smith

Election 2015

Food to be highlighted ahead of election

By Michael Stones

A nationwide campaign to highlight the contribution of food and farming to British national life and the economy, ahead of the general election will be launched by the National Farmers Union (NFU) next week.

Unilever eliminates waste to landfill

Unilever eliminates waste to landfill

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Unilever has met its target of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill from its 240 factories around the world.

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