Vegetarian diets are often characterised as healthy options delivering higher nutritional quality. But the surge seen in recent years of plant-based analogue products that many classify as ultra-processed has placed this reputation under pressure. Are...
CSM Ingredients is entering Latin America through a strategic partnership with Chilean player ICB. FoodNavigator catches up with CSM CEO Aldo Uva to learn more about how this expansion positions the European supplier for further growth.
FAIRR Initiative and the Good Food Institute (GFI) have developed a reporting framework they believe will help companies demonstrate the positive impact their alternative protein businesses are having – and increase investment in the space.
Since the launch of its strategic ‘end-to-end’ transformation agenda, dubbed Pep+, the company has hit a number of milestones on topics ranging from regenerative agriculture to reformulation. FoodNavigator catches up with Katharina Stenholm, Chief Sustainability...
Ecolabels, many hope, could offer consumers the information they need to promote the purchase of environmentally friendly foods. Oxford University researchers decided to put this theory to the test in an experimental field study.
Italian researchers are urging front-of-pack labelling systems to take into account processing methods as well as nutritional composition after their work linked ultra-processed food with an increased mortality risk.
With question marks about Europe's ability to produce enough fertiliser for its crops, Finland’s Tracegrow, which makes organic certified fertilizers from used batteries, hopes circular economy solutions can prove a vital tool.
Mondelēz International has released its annual Human Rights Due Diligence and Modern Slavery report for 2021, demonstrating, it claims, progress against its 2025 ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals.
The EU’s proposed directive on corporate sustainability due diligence promises a level playing field for big food and beverage companies already implementing due diligence procedures, FoodNavigator hears.
Fertiliser production is being reduced across Europe due to high gas prices. This is having a knock-on impact on the availability of carbon dioxide. Meat producers are calling for urgent government intervention.
Fresh research shows that high emissions scenarios place the vast majority of ocean life at ‘high’ or ‘critical’ risk, with implications for the economic wellbeing of costal economies and future food security.
As deforestation hits a six-year high in the Brazilian Amazon, the most effective action is to make the entire landscape of beef production ‘forest positive’, says The Consumer Goods Forum’s Didier Bergeret.
Olive oil brand Filippo Berio has teamed up with Italy’s National Research Council to investigate ways to make olive trees more resilient to pests such as the so-called olive leprosy as well as future-proof the industry.
What are consumers most concerned about on-pack? Is Yuka having an impact on reformulation efforts? And what does the future hold for the popular food scanning app? FoodNavigator catches up with co-founder François Martin to find out.
What’s more sustainable? Using acres of land, water and energy to grow plants that produce minuscule quantities of natural sweeteners; or making them via a fermentation process using a microbe that’s been engineered to produce exactly the same molecules?
Inflation continues to spiral, placing household budgets under pressure. In grocery, pundits predict this will lead shoppers to trade down to discount formats and budget lines as price elasticity reaches its limits.
Dairy UK is running a consumer-facing campaign that it hopes will counter criticism over the sector’s environmental record. “Advocating for our sector is always going to be more effective than responding to the media or social content who may choose to...
UK ag-tech startup Muddy Machines has secured €1.8 million in seed funding. The funds will help the company continue developing a robotic platform that is capable of deploying a variety of harvest tools in specialty ﬁeld crops.
FlexFarming aims to help localise food production and is tackling one of the biggest challenges facing the sector – energy use – ‘head on’. FoodNavigator caught up with CEO Ahmad Mohseni to find out how.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners promises further transitions to 100% rPET in plastic bottles across its portfolio: but acknowledges its goals will require increasing collection rates and the supply of food grade rPET.
Agri-food commodity prices have dipped, raising hopes that the input inflation spiral seen in 2022 was indeed transitory. However, analysts at Jeffries warn, it is too early to ‘break out the champagne’.
CSM Ingredients has unveiled a 'novel' approach to sustainability in its ‘Thrive for Impact’ plan. The overall aim is to be what CEO Aldo Uva describes as ‘net positive’. But what does this mean? We caught up with the chief executive to ask...
Diageo will invest €200m ($203m) in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery on a greenfield site in Littleconnell, Newbridge, Co. Kildare: which will become the second largest brewing operation in the country after St. James’s Gate.
Unilever has introduced a project that it hopes will improve livelihoods and safety in the Indonesian coconut sector, while also securing future supplies of this versatile palm fruit. The European consumer goods giant is helping to introduce a specially...
Ohly, the yeast-based extracts and flavours business owned by ABF Ingredients, is launching its first carbon-neutral ingredients alongside a commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2030. FoodNavigator hears more.
Milk Moovement is a software as a service (SaaS) company developing innovative digital solutions for the dairy supply chain. Its aim is to get the right milk, to the right place, at the right time. We caught up with CEO and Co-Founder Robert Forsythe...