Sustainability

Sustainability messages and dietary advice need to be coordinated

How compatible are sustainability and nutrition?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Health and nutrition guidance should be integrated with messages on reducing the diet’s environmental impact in order to ensure consistent advice, according to a new paper published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.

RTRS and GMP+ sign responsible soy certification agreement

RTRS and GMP+ sign responsible soy certification agreement

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) and Netherlands-based certification agency GMP+ International have signed a cooperation agreement in order to speed uptake of certified responsible soy and simplify the certification process.

Cocoa deficit unlikely, says Euromonitor. Photo Credit: World Cocoa Foundation

No cocoa crisis in 2017, says Euromonitor

By Oliver Nieburg

Euromonitor International is predicting that demand for cocoa products will not outstrip supply by 2017, contrary to the International Cocoa Organization’s (ICCO) forecasted cocoa deficit.

Up to half of global food production goes to waste

Up to half of global food production goes to waste

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

As much as half of all food produced globally goes to waste, according to a new report that suggests governments in developed countries should instigate policies to change consumer expectations and attitudes to food waste.

Too many eco-labels could hinder uptake, says Organic Monitor

Too many eco-labels could hinder uptake, says Organic Monitor

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A proliferation of eco-labels could have adverse consequences, as food manufacturers question the value of certification schemes in light of a fragmented market and multiple fees, according to Organic Monitor.

Four food companies qualified for the new 'soaring' tier

Unilever takes top spot on climate responsibility scorecard

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Unilever has topped the Climate Counts scorecard for the second year running, as the corporate climate responsibility watchdog unveils a new ‘soaring’ tier in its scoring to reflect the nearly doubled average score since 2007.

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