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The report's authors said they aimed to raise awareness of market opportunities for plant-based diets

Moving away from meat: Support needed to change behaviour

By Lynda Searby

One in five British consumers is eating less meat than a year ago, but efforts by the public to reduce meat consumption are largely unsupported by governments and the food industry, according to a new review by Eating Better.

European food industry leads calls for Lima progress on climate change

By Paul Gander

With the UN-led climate change negotiations now underway in Lima, Peru, industry organisation FoodDrinkEurope is urging delegates to stop “stalling” and come up with an “ambitious and legally-binding” agreement before the Paris talks in November 2015.

“Most of the research priorities identified should be addressed in the coming years to deliver results in the short- to mid-term (before 2030),” said the report

Commission defines food research priorities to 2050

By Anna Bonar

Tailored diets, sustainability, integrated policy-making and consumer awareness of the link between food and health are the four research priority ideas identified in the European Commission’s (EC) foresight report.

Consumers may trade sustainability for more self-centred purchase motivators, like health, taste or cost

Health and sustainability goals entail trade-offs

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Pursuing health and environmental sustainability goals at the same time requires trade-offs, argues an Aarhus University associate professor in Current Opinion in Food Science.

Meet the Glitterati of the Wine World! Wine Vision 2014 in Pictures

CONFERENCE STRIVES TO 'DEFY CONVENTIONAL THINKING' ON WINE

Meet the Glitterati of the Wine World! Wine Vision 2014 in Pictures

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Wine Vision 2014 brought together the glitterati of the wine world - including the likes of Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine president and CEO - Jean-Guillaume Prats - to discuss issues including the future for premium wine, retailer and supplier relations...

The Pope said food was susceptible to manipulation by complaints of the economic crisis

Pope Francis: Food has been reduced to a commodity

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Market pre-eminence has reduced food to a commodity subject to financial speculation, Pope Francis told attendees at a major nutrition conference in Rome this morning.

The Malaysian government seeks to double palm oil production by 2020, while production is also expanding in equatorial Africa.

UN helps RSPO strengthen palm complaints platform

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have partnered to raise awareness on sustainable palm oil and strengthen frameworks like that for complaints on compliance.

Mondelēz resolves French retailer backlash over wholesale price hikes but loses some distribution in the process

French trade dispute dents Mondelēz Q3 earnings

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Mondelēz International third-quarter earnings fell 11% compared to last year due to disputes with French retailers over wholesale pricing changes and 'soft' developed market demand.

Palm oil imports may be responsible for as many as 117,000 EU jobs, claims the report

What is palm oil’s economic impact in Europe?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The palm oil sector makes a clear contribution to the economies of producer countries – but it also contributes to the economy in importing markets, according to a new report.

Danisco opened the Brabrand R&D centre in 1964. It has become the hub of an R&D network that spans 14 centres worldwide

DuPont: ‘We will launch 4000 products by 2020’

By Shane STARLING

DuPont’s nutrition & health division will play a big part in the launch of 4000 food-related products in the next six years, its chief said as the company celebrated 50 years at its Brabrand base in Aarhus, Denmark yesterday.

Bunge is the largest buyer of palm oil from the Malaysian state of Sarawak

Bunge commits to deforestation-free palm oil

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Agribusiness giant Bunge is the latest multinational company to commit to deforestation-free palm oil supply – going beyond the requirements for RSPO membership.

The livestock industry needs food producers, retailers and consumers to show cooperation and a willingness to pay for products produced with a reduced environmental impact, say the researchers.

Food labels could reduce livestock environmental impacts

By Nathan Gray

The use of ‘single-focus’ labels on food products could be a small change that leads to a big difference in reducing the environmental impacts of livestock on water availability, say researchers.

Cassava could be used in a similar way to corn to provide starch sweeteners

Cassava shapes up as an alternative source for starch sweeteners

By Paul Gander

New research led by Du Pont Industrial Biosciences concludes that enzyme technology currently used with maize and wheat could be applied far more widely to cassava root starch to produce sweeteners such as glucose, fructose and maltose.

Manufacturers' commitments are driving uptake, the RSPO says

Market uptake surges for RSPO-certified palm oil

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil now accounts for 18% of the total global palm oil market, up from 15% last year, according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Pathfinder reflects the company’s aim to explore new roads to sustainability without having to apply a rigid model, said the president of Naturex's sustainability committee.

Naturex seeks new sustainability pathways

By Anna Bonar

A year after publishing its 'Sustainability Principles' Naturex reveals its targets for the coming years in the 'Pathfinder', the company’s sustainability report.

FoodNavigator 2015: What’s on our editorial calendar?

FoodNavigator 2015: What’s on our editorial calendar?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

From developments in fats and flavours, to the latest trends in fighting obesity, food for kids, and protein, FoodNavigator's special editions calendar for 2015 spans the hottest topics for the European food and drink industry.

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