Leading cocoa processor Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced it is kick-starting its Ivory Coast sustainable cocoa initiative – Serap – in Indonesia in a bid to boost cocoa quality from growers in that region.
The plant (ALA) and marine (DHA and EPA) sectors have not always agreed about omega-3 bioavailability and sustainability, but they recently came together against the negative health effects of omega-6 over-consumption.
Givaudan is working towards sourcing decisions based on qualitative, sustainability-related factors rather than just quantitative, economic factors, and is asking suppliers of 80 per cent of its raw materials to join SEDEX by 2015.
Sustainability is becoming a hotter topic in the flavours and fragrance sector, with customers posing more questions about the supply chain and targets than ever before, says the chair of Givaudan’s sustainability programme.
UK organic fortunes are not all grim, says the trade director, who points out high-growth categories. But ushering in a new era of overall growth will require better communication, broad availability of organics in supermarkets, and supportive government...
Issues surrounding the sustainable sourcing of food ingredients will come under discussion at the Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam in June, as the food industry is rising to the challenge of greening the supply chain and reporting on impacts.
Fairtrade claims are currently less important to UK shoppers than health and even animal welfare product claims, data from MMR Research Worldwide indicates – while figures from the Fairtrade Foundation suggest ongoing growth.
Sustainability concerns are having an increasing impact on food companies’ supply chain practices, finds a new report from Leatherhead, with more organic and Fairtrade products being offered and more ethical approaches to ingredient sourcing.
Major food companies are paying more attention to the social impacts of their products, and that means developing new ways of meauring the impacts of sustainability programmes on people, says DSM’s director of sustainability.