Environment - Articles and news items

Salmon with side effects: The problem with Chile’s rivers

Industry news  •  23 March 2017  •  Helmholtz Centre For Environmental Research - UFZ

Aquacultures are polluting Chile’s rivers and thus salmon stocks with a cocktail of dissolved organic substances…

The Crop Trust on looking after global food security

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  13 March 2017  •  Marie Haga | The Crop Trust

New Food speaks exclusively to Marie Haga from The Crop Trust to discuss the sheer scale of the global food security challenge we face…

Is biodegradable packaging the answer to the food’s climate change problem?

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  13 March 2017  •  Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)

KTU researchers are creating biodegradable food packaging materials, which, in addition, will also keep food fresh for longer…

Why Cargill’s Cocoa Promise represents the fight for gender equality

Industry news  •  8 March 2017  •  New Food

We celebrate International Women’s Day by looking at what Cargill are doing to empower women in the cocoa supply chain…

Nestlé outlines its support of sustainable development goals

Industry news  •  7 March 2017  •  New Food

Nestlé has announced its new 2020 commitments together with three long-term ambitions, in support of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals…

In small village communities local resources often not used sustainably

Industry news  •  1 March 2017  •  Helmholtz Centre For Environmental Research - UFZ

Village communities in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and South America have not been using local forest resources as sustainably as is often assumed…

The environmental impact of bread: From farm to fork

Industry news  •  28 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

Bread, a staple of the Western diet, is unveiled as a secret pollutant following a study from the University of Sheffield…

The future farmer will make synthetic fertilisers at their own farm

Industry news  •  23 February 2017  •  University of Oslo

Are farmers about to begin to produce their own synthetic fertilisers on their own farms?

Sustainable seafood is not only about healthy stocks

Issue 1 2017  •  17 February 2017  •  Yuliya Shcherbina, Communications Officer, Friend of the Sea

Industrial fishing has expanded significantly over recent decades. Fishing companies worldwide have introduced advanced technologies, exploring new waters..

Feeding Asia: Climate change and the devastation of food security

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  16 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

New Food considers the potentially exponential impact climate change could have on both global and Asian food security…

What a Trump Presidency might mean for the US food industry

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  20 January 2017  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Editor

Donald Trump’s stance on the food and beverage industry remains to be seen. In this article, we predict what might happen once Trump enters the White House…

The end of the traditional British fish & chips?

Industry news  •  12 December 2016  •  British Ecological Society (BES)

Great British fish suppers could become more like those enjoyed in Spain and Portugal, according to data being presented at the British Ecological Society’s annual meeting in Liverpool this week…

Smithfield Foods leads industry as first major protein company to adopt greenhouse gas reduction goal

Industry news  •  6 December 2016  •  New Food

The commitment by Smithfield Foods, Inc. seeks to slash absolute U.S. carbon emissions by 25 percent by the year 2025….

Indian researchers pioneer an alternate use for sugarcane waste

Industry news  •  25 November 2016  •  Elsevier

From Britain to Mexico, countries are considering sugar taxes to reduce consumption and curb the global obesity epidemic. Indian researchers might have found a use for sugarcane waste…

Protein feed and bioplastic from farm biogas

Industry news  •  17 November 2016  •  New Food

VTT has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants…

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