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...
A collaboration between biotech company Volta Greentech, supermarket chain Coop and food company Protos saw the world’s first methane-reduced beef hit the shelves in Sweden. How did it perform? FoodNavigator asks Fredrik Åkerman, CEO Volta Greentech.
Human insect consumption has received another boost as the lesser mealworm (Alphitobius diaperinus) becomes the fourth insect to receive a positive assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for human consumption.
The European Union and New Zealand have inked a free trade agreement. With the deal being universally condemned by the dairy industries of both regions, we look at what concessions have been made and ask if anyone has come out on top.
Further doubts have been raised about whether Nutri-Score will be rolled out across the whole EU after the Italian Competition Authority ruled the front-of-pack label gives a false impression about the healthiness of a product, and may even prompt consumers...
Infarm officially opened one of Europe’s largest vertical farming facilities in the UK last week. The investment is part of the company’s vision to help cities and countries become more self-sufficient in food production.
The European Council has backed Commission proposals designed to combat deforestation linked to consumer goods sold in the region – but with some important carve-outs. As environmentalists accuse EU Environment Ministers of ‘significantly watering down’...
JBS has set targets to stamp out deforestation in its supply chain and move to net zero emissions by 2040. Former World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sustainability expert Maurício S. Bauer tells us why he has decided to transition from the NGO sector and join...
The G7 Leaders’ Communiqué might be high on rhetoric about Russia and the need for a green energy transition - but little was agreed to ease the pressure on food supply chains and avert a global food crisis, critics warn.
Six of the world’s largest food and agribusiness companies have developed a new method to tackle deforestation and grassland conversion for soy crops in Brazil’s biodiversity-rich Cerrado region, which neighbours the Amazon.
The five food firms chosen for the prestigious European Innovation Council Accelerator reveals a commitment to solutions attempting to improve the resilience and sustainability of the food system, but a seperate report demostrates how Europe's start-up...
From fermented dairy proteins to cellular agriculture and molecular farming, Spanish dairy major Pascual has its finger on the pulse when it comes to innovation in next generation dairy. But why should a traditional dairy processor invest in this space?
Ireland today unveiled a new €1.5bn Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme that it says is ‘user friendly for farmers’ and will deliver ‘broader environmental and biodiversity benefits’. But the country’s farming union was warned it seems ‘likely to be...
As consumer behaviour evolves, so too do brands working to align with these new demands. How are plant-based cheese and butter brands responding in order to appeal to increasingly health- and sustainability-focused shoppers? FoodNavigator investigates.
The effects of the Ukraine-Russia war are being felt across the entire food industry in Europe, including in the retail sector. From the surging costs of refrigeration to managing shortages on-shelf, how is food retail most impacted by the conflict?
Sustainable nutrition is key to the future of people and the planet. Providing it is an important opportunity for the food and beverage sector to engage with shoppers who are ever more focused on conscientious consumption, FoodNavigator hears.