Scientists are analysing cocoa’s chemical ‘fingerprint’ to determine in which country it was produced. In the future, the technology could have the potential to confirm chocolate label claims, say researchers.
In the era of the COVID-19 crisis, industry must avoid ‘business as usual’ practices, think outside the box, and accelerate efforts to develop sustainable and modern food systems, says food waste expert.
With fruit and vegetable pickers being flown into the UK on specialist charter jets to plug farm work gaps, one company is highlighting the importance of protecting these workers from the risk of exploitation.
Sales of Kalamata olives from Greece, Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy and Champagne from France have contributed to a total sales value of €74.76bn for Geographical Indications, according to a recent study.
Climate change threatens to cause ‘serious damage’ to the olive oil industry in Spain as less rainfall and reduced soil humidity ‘significantly reduces’ land area suitable to cultivate the main olive varieties.
Young Foodies, a community for small and medium-sized food brands, is launching a new direct-to-consumer sales channel, Mighty Small. It is hoped the innovation will help smaller brands who have seen their shelf space squeezed during the COVID-19 crisis.