Sustainability

Current estimates may underestimate local customs and the role of public policy

How will higher meat demand affect food prices?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Increased demand for animal protein will push up meat prices – but not necessarily grain prices, claims a new report from UK think tank the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

FoodNavigator editorial calendar 2014

FoodNavigator 2014: What’s on our editorial calendar?

From the newest developments in sweeteners, fats and oils and flavours, to the latest trends in gluten-free formulation and plant-based diets, FoodNavigator's special editions calendar for 2014 spans the hottest topics for the European food and drink...

Participants tended to prefer coffee labelled 'eco-friendly' - even though it was identical to the 'non-eco-friendly' coffee

Eco labels may make foods taste better

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Foods may taste better when they carry eco-friendly labels – at least for consumers who are concerned about sustainability, according to a study published in PLoS ONE.

Angela Coleshill, FDF director of employment and skills

What does the UK's first food engineering degree mean for industry?

By Angela Coleshill

A new sector-specific engineering degree at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK aims to tackle the current skills gap in food engineering, with the first students starting next year.In this guest article, director of employment and skills at the Food...

Expanding the role of enzymes ‘to get more out of less’

Expanding the role of enzymes ‘to get more out of less’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Enzymes were traditionally used to make foods cheaper and faster, but the role of enzymes is expanding, to also help make foods more sustainable and to add consumer benefits, according to director of DSM’s business unit enzymes solutions Lars Asferg.

What were Leatherhead's three highlights from the FiE new product zone?

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Leatherhead’s top 3 new products at FiE

By Staff Writer

Mushroom salt reduction, award-winning algal flour and musical taste buds, Leatherhead takes us through the top three new products at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE).

What is the true cost of reduced plant food consumption?

What is the true cost of reduced plant food consumption?

By Bernard Deryckere, chairman ENSA

Increasing intakes of soy and other plant-based foods and supplements can reduce environmental burdens – but does the political will exist to do it? Not really, says the chair of the 10-year-old European Natural Soyfood Manufacturers Association (ENSA).

Europe: When dogma makes way for karma

Palm oil special

Europe: When dogma makes way for karma

By RJ Whitehead

Do consumers vote with their feet when it comes to palm oil? Probably not — or at least that seems to be the case in emerging markets, where the lion’s share of palm oil is processed and consumed.

If meat-eating consumers cut anything it will be ready meals and processed meat, according to research

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25% of Brits eat less meat than last year: Survey

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

A quarter of British people say they eat less meat than a year ago and values surrounding meat-eating habits are changing too, according to a survey.

Mondelez aims to invest in sustainable cocoa supplies for sites such as its Cadbury plant and research development quality centre in Bournville

Mondelēz invests in sustainability goals

By Rod Addy

Mondelēz International is pouring cash into sustainable farming projects, including $400M in cocoa farms in developing economies, to secure a strong and stable supply base.

Getting insects past the ick factor, into mass food production

Getting insects past the ick factor, into mass food production

By Maggie Hennessy

Insects form part of the traditional diets of at least 2 billion people worldwide, and more than 1,900 species have reportedly been used as food, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization report “Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and...

Food waste ‘one of the great paradoxes of our times’

Food waste ‘one of the great paradoxes of our times’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The 1.3bn tonnes of food wasted throughout the supply chain each year could feed as many as two billion people without any additional impact on the environment, the Food and Agriculture Organisation has said.

Canada sets sights on UK wheat market as part of European trade expansion plans

Canadian wheat imports to UK up 50%

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Poor UK harvests and a deregulation of Canada’s grain market has meant that Canadian wheat sales to the UK have increased by 50%, but the UK industry says that need not mean a long term trend.

Rainforest Action Network says Kellogg cannot pass palm oil responsibility onto supplier Wilmar

RAN: Kellogg cannot deflect palm oil heat onto supplier

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Kellogg cannot shirk its palm oil responsibility by deflecting attention to its supplier, says RAN following a statement from Kellogg calling for productive talks between its supplier Wilmar and the environmental group.

Associated British Foods responds to Oxfam's critical report on lang grabbing within the sugar supply chain

Associated British Foods responds to Oxfam land grab criticism

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Sugar producer Illovo – a subsidiary of Associated British Foods – has defended itself against the criticism released in an Oxfam report yesterday in a statement detailing its initiatives within the areas of health, education and community infrastructure.

FAO claims livestock emissions could be cut by a third

FAO claims livestock emissions could be cut by a third

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that greenhouse gas emissions from livestock account for 14.5% of all human-related emissions, but could be cut by 30% by employing current best practices across the supply chain.

'Disastrous impact': Oxfam tackles Pepsi, Coke on sugar land grabbing

Pepsico commits to beefing-up supplier code of conduct

Oxfam tackles PepsiCo, Coke over 'disastrous impact' of sugar land grabbing

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Oxfam insists that PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Associated British Foods – the three most powerful firms in the global sugar industry – must do more to police the 'disastrous impact' of land grabbing in their supply chains.

Cargill says it has reduced supply chain risks with its new cultivated carrageenan texturizing products

Cargill cultivates carrageenan supply chain

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Cargill says it is diversifying its carrageenans portfolio in both location and species to combat the associated supply risks of the texturing ingredient derived from seaweed.

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