Sustainability

The investment aims to turn Catalonia into a hub for alternative protein research. Image Source: agrobacter/Getty Images

Catalonia invests €7m into alternative protein research

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

The government of Catalonia, Spain has invested €7m into alterative protein research, one of the largest investments into the sector in Spain’s history. It will aim to scale up Catalonia’s plant-based and fermentation-made food production.

The biorefinery upcycles coffee grounds. Image Source: malerapaso/Getty Images

Coffee biorefinery opened in Denmark to upcycle coffee grounds

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

While more than two billion coffee cups are consumed each day, according to some estimates, the oil from coffee grounds, despite being rich in nutrients, is rarely utilised. Kaffe Bueno, a new startup, has opened a coffee biorefinery in Rødovre, Denmark...

With sites in Lincoln, Scotland and the South West, Branston is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of potatoes. It has launched trials into net zero production through sustainable fertilisers.

Branston’s race to net zero in the potato supply chain

By Oliver Morrison

Branston, one of the UK’s largest suppliers, has begun trials to assess the viability of creating net zero potatoes. Field Technical Manager Andrew Blair shares his insights into the methods the company is following and how it hopes to establish a process...

The programme outlines a working definition of and framework for regenerative agriculture. Image Source: JohnnyGreig/Getty Images

SAI releases definition of and framework for regenerative agriculture

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Regenerative agriculture currently has no legal definition at an EU level. However, the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) platform, a group of companies that includes Danone, PepsiCo, Nestlé, and Unilever, has released a definition of its own,...

The guide will help cacao producers communicate the quality of their cacao. Image Source: Ilka & Franz/Getty Images

Cacao guide aims to help producers communicate the quality of their cacao

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

For a long time, there has been no commonly agreed way of assessing and communicating the quality of cacao, the seed from which stems cocoa and chocolate. Now, however, a new initiative has been unveiled that will aim to do just that, with contributions...

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How to revive flagging demand for plant-based meat

By Katy Askew, managing director, IFIS Publishing

The food industry has responded to bullish predictions of a boom in plant-based meat alternatives with a gold rush mentality. But as sales slow and interest dips, can advances in food science come to the rescue of a category that is struggling to live...