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Danone focuses climate efforts on regenerative agriculture

By Katy Askew

French dairy-to-drinks giant Danone has signalled its intention to “sharpen” its focus on regenerative agriculture as a way to “broadly reduce emissions” in the future and respond to consumer demand for “naturality and transparency”.

Pulses and soils can be 'strategic allies' in forging more sustainable food and agriculture systems, says the FAO.  © iStock/bdspn

'Climate smart' pulses are key to global food security: FAO

By Niamh Michail

'Climate smart' pulses are essential to global food security by delivering high-nutrition protein to people and critical nutrients to soil, said the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on World Soil Day. 

'People will also have to eat [on Mars and the moon], and what is more logical than to grow your own food locally?' asks the researchers' crowdfunding page. © iStock / Aphelleon

How can food grown on Mars boost food security on Earth?

By Niamh Michail

Dutch researchers have launched a crowdsourcing appeal for a project that will analyse the safety and nutrient content of food grown on Martian and lunar soil -  and the findings could prove useful for life on Earth too, they say.

“Too many claims and the consumer is overwhelmed, but miss some out and you could be excluding a powerful motivator for purchase,” says Mintel analyst

Can too many simple ideas on pack get confusing?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Putting more than one ‘clean’ label on pack treads a fine line between informing and overwhelming consumers, one analyst warns as the Commission issues controversial advice on egg labelling.

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