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GHG emissions could be effectively reduced to net negative by agritech, the study suggests. Image Source: Gary Yeowell/Getty Images

Agritech vital for net negative emissions in food industry, study shows

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

While shifting our diets away from meat and dairy is often the recommended way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the food industry, a recent study has shown that this, on its own, is not sufficient. Instead, optimising agritech could be the way forward....

One of the most important jobs of food packaging is extending food shelf life. Image Source: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images

Extending shelf-life through packaging: The complexities and variations

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Food packaging has a number of key roles. Firstly, it aims to keep food safe from its environment, so it doesn’t get dirty or contaminated. Secondly, it makes it more convenient to transport. Thirdly, it can serve to extend food shelf life. It is this...

Beyond the initial visual impact, what factors are influencing consumer attitudes to packaging? What attributes do people look for in packaging? And does this impact purchase intent? GettyImages/Tom Werner

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The top 5 trends driving innovation in packaging science

By Katy Askew, managing director, IFIS Publishing

Packaging is the shop window for your brand, the primary interface through which food and beverage manufacturers interact with consumers. Packaging innovation, therefore, cannot be taken lightly. How are R&D teams leveraging packaging science to develop...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From Olympic peanut butter to blueberry muffin popcorn

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

We have a lot of sweet treats this week with blueberry muffin popcorn, KitKat Chunky Hazelnut and two different types of cookie dough ice cream. We also have the renewal of an old partnership for Whole Earth, and a new plant-based cheddar for Violife....

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NPD Trend Tracker: From Arabic honey to watermelon kombucha

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

This week, we have a range of products aiming for sustainable packaging: from wine and spirits, to coffee, to ketchup. We also have kombucha made from watermelons grown in Italy, honey from the UAE, and bread from Danish bakery Ole and Steen.

Thai Union, owner of brands John West and Chicken of the Sea, says it is the first seafood processor to set science-based targets for reducing emissions that align with the Paris agreement. GettyImages/fabiomax

How Thai Union plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

By Flora Southey

The seafood giant has announced near-term and long-term climate targets, including an ambition to achieve net zero ambitions by 2050. Adam Brennan, chief sustainability officer at Thai Union Group, talks us through the strategy.

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