New Britain Palm Oil (NBPOL) has completed a major acquisition that increases its plantation area by more than 50 per cent, at a time when a shift is underway towards use of oil produced without causing deforestation.
Segregated sustainable palm oil will be available on the European market in the coming months, as IOI-Loders Crokaan and New Britain open dedicated refineries. The news marks the latest step towards changing the commodity supply chain.
A new initiative is underway to develop to supply chain for oil from the African Allanblackia tree oil in food and personal care products by devising a verification scheme for sustainable and ethical trade.
Corporate responsibility is now accepted as a major part of doing business, even when the economic climate is less than ideal. FoodNavigator.com rounds up the main messages of some of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies.
France’s Group Casino has pledged to remove palm oil from all its own brand products, starting with 200 by the end of this year, for environmental and health reasons, and use only certified sustainable palm oil in non-food products.
Marks & Spencer’s new sustainability commitments could open up new opportunities for its supplier manufacturers, as it plans to engage its business partners and make sustainability a driver of innovation.
Reduction of meat and dairy intake on climate change grounds would pose nutritional concerns for some nutrients but better public health advice on alternative sources and fortification could bridge the gap, write nutritional and climate experts from the...
More resources and regulatory support are needed to develop fair trade schemes, says a new opinion from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Approaches should be harmonised where they agree, and their differences clearly communicated.
If our planet is to feed a projected population of 9 million by 2050, political will and judgement is needed to manage a confluence of factors that are impacting production, the UK’s former chief scientist has said.