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Sustainability - Articles and news items

ENSO threatens food supply in southern Africa

Industry news  •  17 October 2016  •  Lund University

Rapid climate change will lead to greater shortages of food, fuel, energy and animal feed in vast rural areas of eastern and southern Africa….

Small-scale agriculture threatens the rainforest

Industry news  •  14 October 2016  •  Lund University

A study led by a researcher at Lund University in Sweden has mapped the effects of small farmers on the rain forests of Southeast Asia for the first time…

Sustainable fisheries require capable fishers

Industry news  •  14 October 2016  •  Wageningen University and Research

Wageningen University & Research demonstrate in a paper published in PLoS ONE today that fishers who don’t have collective capabilities are less likely to participate in sustainability projects…

Jellyfish help scientists to fight food fraud

Industry news  •  13 October 2016  •  University of Southampton

Animals feeding at sea inherit a chemical record reflecting the area where they fed, which can help track their movements, say University of Southampton…

Wine and wastewater: How to optimise sludge treatment

Industry news  •  10 October 2016  •  Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft detail the challenges of wine wastewater treatment, articulating the importance of adaptation to the surrounding environment…

JCS Fish underlines responsible sourcing approach with ‘Chain of Custody’ certifications

Industry news  •  6 October 2016  •  New Food

Salmon specialist JCS Fish celebrates another milestone after completing independent assessments to several ‘chain of custody’ standards…

Oxfam: Solving the problem of the world’s exploitation of tea pluckers

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  5 October 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

New Food speak to Oxfam with regard to how the exploitation of pluckers in the tea industry is being dealt with and what progress has been made over the past few years…

Revolutionary sustainable fish protein noodle hits UK market

Industry news  •  26 September 2016  •  New Food

Oomi noodles launch world’s first fish protein noodles into online retailer, Ocado, on 26 September…

Oktoberfest in numbers: A beautiful excess

Blogs  •  26 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

To celebrate the last week of the world famous beer bonanza, New Food continues its coverage of Oktoberfest taking a look at the festival in numbers…

How will we feed the 9 billion if global population growth continues to explode

Industry news  •  23 September 2016  •  Stuart Thompson, University of Westminster

Stuart Thompson, University of Westminster, looks at how the exponentially rising global population will put increasing pressure on global food demand…

Global edible insects market: Trends & future prospects

Industry news  •  23 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

The consumption of insects presents one of the most sustainable yet most peculiar modes of meeting the world’s rising food demand…

Fishing erodes natural size variation – Academy of Finland

Industry news  •  21 September 2016  •  Academy of Finland

Academy of Finland research reveals that fishing affects the variation in the natural size of fish species removing the larger fish from the population…

Soil management may help stabilise maize yield in the face of climate change

Industry news  •  21 September 2016  •  University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

Experts at the University of Illinois have found that correct soil management could stabilise maize yield in the face of global warming…

Barry Callebaut and Prova to launch joint project empowering vanilla farmers

Industry news  •  21 September 2016  •  New Food

Barry Callebaut the world´s leading producer of high-quality cocoa and vanilla production experts Prova are combine to launch new project in Madagascar…

Climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand

Industry news  •  20 September 2016  •  University of Birmingham

A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall…


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