A European Commission report that identifies beef, soy and palm oil as contributors to deforestation, has attracted criticism from Greenpeace, who have urged the EU to “break its silence” and take action.
Demand for natural, origin vanilla is on the rise. But how to ensure supplies from cyclone-prone Madagascar are stable and sustainable? FoodNavigator spoke to Symrise about food credits for farmers, diversified sourcing and quality bonuses.
Sainsbury’s own ‘Fairly Traded’ label must take more care to distinguish itself sufficiently from the Fairtrade Foundation scheme, says the UK’s advertising standards watchdog, as it bans one advert for ‘Fairly Traded’ tea from running again.
Proponents of blockchain say it can make our food system more sustainable from farm to fork. But when Bitcoin alone is said to use more energy than Ireland annually, is there a fundamental chink in its armour?