Sustainability

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.

We all need to have a view on the future of food, Bellini says

‘We need a revolution in the way we think about food’: Futurologist

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The future of food is an area that is often overlooked in the context of short political cycles, but we all need to have a view on how we can meet increasing and changing demand for food in the coming decades, according to futurologist Dr James Bellini.

Dutch companies have agreed to buy another 280,000 tonnes of RTRS-certified soy

Dutch companies to double use of sustainable soy from 2011 levels

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Dutch food companies and trade organisations have signed agreements with Brazilian growers to double the supply of RTRS-certified soy to the Netherlands from 2011 levels, according to the Foundation for Responsible Soy Transition.

John West rolls out can tracking scheme

John West rolls out can tracking scheme

By Rod Addy

John West has rolled out its Can Tracker scheme to include salmon, mackerel and sardine products by 2013, building on the launch of the service for tuna in 2011.

Partial fractionation could improve energy efficiency

How eco-friendly are meat analogues?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Many meat analogues derived from plant proteins may have environmental impacts comparable to animal protein because of inefficient water and energy use in their production, according to associate professor of Food Process Engineering at Wageningen University...

Martinovic called for greater harmonisation of food safety regulations

Harmonising food safety regs could make 'huge difference' to food wastage

By Caroline Scott-Thomas at EFFoST in Montpellier

Zero and very low tolerance of certain food additives and ingredients can lead to enormous - and entirely unnecessary - food wastage, according to Aleksandra Martinovic, Montenegro ambassador of the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI).

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