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What next for fair trade food and drink?

Sustainable Food & Drink Podcast

What next for fair trade after confidence crisis?

By Oliver Nieburg

Fair trade standards should become watchdogs instead of the benchmark for sustainability, argues the recently appointed head of sustainable commodities NGO Solidaridad.

Tea bags can be made from plastic or paper, or use a combination of the two. Pic:getty/alexthq

Plastic tea bags release microplastics into brew, says study

By Rachel Arthur

Plastic tea bags can release billions of microplastic and nanoplastic particles into a cup of tea, according to Canadian researchers. But while the scientists say some brands have shifted to plastic tea bags instead of paper ones, the industry counters...

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NPD trend tracker: From Brexit hampers to kombucha energy drinks

By Flora Southey

From an Italian 'Brexit Box' full of non-perishables for UK shoppers, to a kombucha and apple cider vinegar energy drink, and a 300th-year anniversary Jubilee cheese in Liechtenstein, FoodNavigator brings you the last new product development...

Raw Bean biodegradable pyramid coffee bean bags

‘With the UK moving from a nation of tea drinkers towards an ever-growing coffee culture, consumers will look for simpler ways to enjoy their favorite brew’

Pyramid coffee bags promise convenience for connoisseurs: ‘Less mess, less fuss, less waste’

By Rachel Arthur

Raw Bean is launching its biodegradable pyramid coffee bags called ‘bean bags’, aiming to appeal to consumers who don’t want the hassle of using a cafetiere or want to avoid the waste created by capsules. 

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Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

By Will Chu

Food Matters Live in London played host to a range of food and beverage makers all eager to show off the flavours and unique ingredients, which they think will continue to trend in 2017.

Mayonnaise: “It’s the fastest-growing product for us...

Unilever gets Real with mayo

By Eliot Beer

Unilever’s premium mayonnaise is seeing significant growth in the Middle East, as the company relaunches its high-end Lipton tea range at Dubai’s Gulfood show.

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