The disastrous environmental effects of unsustainable palm oil production has ‘demonised’ the commodity for consumers. Is soy, which is similarly associated with deforestation, biodiversity loss and climate change, heading for the same fallout?
Demand for meat analogues is booming as ever more sophisticated plant-protein products are developed. Future growth of the sector will benefit from diversified protein sources, ingredients specialist Roquette predicts.
European project REFRAME, which aims to support the development of rural SMEs, has been granted an extra year of funding. According to the project’s coordinator, small rural businesses are “uniquely positioned” to meet changing consumer preferences.
The major barriers in sourcing 100% deforestation-free soy include long supply chains and the legal conversion of natural vegetation to cropland, Nestlé’s soya sourcing lead Madeleine Eilert tells FoodNavigator.
The UK needs a “fundamental rethink” of how food and agri-tech is taught and understood in the country and high-volume staple crops, such as wheat and corn, need to benefit from smart technologies if it is to avoid being left behind by the “green revolution”,...
The cocoa and spice supplier unveiled sustainability goals in 2017 with a 2020 goal of nurturing a ‘fully traceable’ cocoa supply chain. We discussed progress with Olam's North American innovation lead, when we caught up with him at IFT.
By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman
The controversy surrounding the safety evaluations of glyphosate by public European bodies, in particular the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), has had its impact on the EU General Food Law reform, Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman,...
Olam International has awarded its annual prize for food security to a mapping technology that provides information on what crops and farming practices are the ‘best fit’ for conditions in food insecure regions.
Just 2% of the global soy market adheres to the Round Table on Responsible Soy’s zero deforestation and conversion standards, so what can we do to scale-up sustainable sourcing? FoodNavigator hears from Cofco, FrieslandCampina, Nestlé, and WWF UK.
An Advocate General has questioned whether the absence of the indication of the origin or place of provenance of a foodstuff originating in a territory occupied by Israel could mislead the consumer. This last fortnight also saw EFSA raise concerns regarding...
We sat down with the Solvay team at the recent International Food Technologists’ annual expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, to discuss its expanded line of natural vanillin and why it matters as vanilla bean prices soar.
The Accountability Framework Initiative aims to help companies address the “fundamental issues” in global supply chains by setting clear commitments, taking action on the ground, and demonstrating progress.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is bringing together multinational food companies and three flagship cities – London, New York, and São Paulo – to deliver “systems level change” that recognises the need to increase food production while addressing the...
Online retailer Ocado has a vision: it wants to co-locate vertical farms with fulfilment centres to deliver fresh produce to consumers within an hour of it being picked. In order to explore this possibility, it has announced two vertical farming investments.
Transitioning from conventional to organic farming methods is an expensive and time-consuming process. In an effort to better support farmers as they transition, French cooperative D’Aucy has developed a front-of-pack label that adds value and raises...
Today is the first United Nation’s World Food Safety Day. The event aims to raise awareness of food safety issues and increase cooperation between governments, producers and consumers. The theme: “food safety is everyone’s business”.
Feeding a future global population of 10 billion people without causing a climate catastrophe this century will require transformational change across the entire value chain. Fresh evidence suggests climate change is already impacting crop yields. What...
The snacks and drink giant has built up its iCrop precision agriculture tool to better support potato, corn, oats and peanut farmers make in-field decisions, PepsiCo Europe’s head of agricultural procurement tells FoodNavigator.
Trust is an important currency for food brands. But in the era of social media, fake news and information overload, gaining consumer trust has become challenging. How can food businesses build trust in – and therefore loyalty to – their brands?