Sustainability

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...

Eco-labels could 'overwhelm' consumers - study

Eco-labels could 'overwhelm' consumers - study

By Rod Addy

The number of eco-labels seems to be bamboozling consumers and the trade, according to joint research by the International Institute for Management Development and the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne.

Tofu is one of the most popular meat analog variants

Special edition: Meat alternatives

Firm growth for meat substitute products

By Rod Addy and Nathan Gray

The total market for analogs and meat free products is set to rise by 4.4%, from €2.85bn to €3.54bn, in the next five years, according to exclusive data from market analyst RTS Resource.

EU sugar quota supports ‘quasi monopoly’

EU sugar quota supports ‘quasi monopoly’

By Rod Addy

The EU sugar industry benefits from a “quasi monopoly” situation as a result of the current EU sugar quota system, according to the European Starch Industry Association, Association de Amidonniers et Feculiers (AAF).

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