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Blommer predicts looming cocoa supply crisis

By Oliver Nieburg

Demand for cocoa is expected to climb 30% in the next 10 years creating a 25% shortage of current supply, according to North American cocoa processor and chocolate ingredients supplier Blommer Chocolate Company.

EU milk package threatens ‘fairer deal' for farmers, cries NFU

EU milk package threatens ‘fairer deal' for farmers, cries NFU

By Ben Bouckley

Opinion is split on the final text of the so-called EU Dairy Package, with the UK National Farmers’ Union (NFU) citing missed opportunities within the European Commission’s (EC’s) text, and Dairy UK stating its continued opposition to minimum contract...

Brewing enzymes help ensure sustainable production, Danisco

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DISPATCHES FROM BRAU BEVIALE 2011

Brewing enzymes help ensure sustainable production, Danisco

By Ben Bouckley

Ulf Brøchner Sørensen, global product manager, brewing and distilling enzymes at Danisco, told BeverageDaily.com at Brau Beviale that there was trend globally towards less expensive, more sustainable production.

Going beyond the pack for information on food

EU project looks to enhance on-pack food labelling using smart phones

By Jane Byrne

Consumer driven information on food labelling is the aim of a new Brussels-based project that is combining smart-phone technology with impartial data explaining the functionality of various ingredients, traceability, quality of raw materials and sustainability.

Mars follows Cadbury and Nestle in Fairtrade branding

Mars goes Fairtrade with Maltesers

By Jane Byrne

Mars has announced that Maltesers will be its first brand to carry the Fairtrade mark from June 2012, the commitment follows similar moves from Cadbury and Nestle.

Cert ID says sustainable soy standards report 'inaccurate and biased'

Cert ID says sustainable soy standards report 'inaccurate and biased'

By Jane Byrne

CERT ID, the company behind ProTerra – a standard for non-GM soy and other foods – claims a recent report from the Dutch consultancy CREM comparing soy sustainability standards misrepresents it and is biased towards the Cargill-backed RTRS soy standard.

palm oil - a complex supply chain

GreenPalm defends palm oil certificate trading

By Jane Byrne

Certificates, mass balance and fully segregated palm oil options are not mutually exclusive, but all serve to ensure flexibility in an extremely complex supply chain, claims GreenPalm.

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