Sustainability - Articles and news items

Monells Cattle Farm (EVAM), a new centre for milk research, is in operation

Industry news  •  21 April 2017  •  New Food

EVAM is a tool to serve the interests of the industry and Catalan society, a platform for research, experimentation and transfer…

CropLife Asia & regional plant science industry celebrate Earth Day

Industry news  •  21 April 2017  •  New Food

Nearly 400,000 plant species provide our planet with the nutritious food, fibre, fresh air, and medicine we need to survive, but it is estimated that roughly one-fifth of those are at risk of extinction due to environmental threats.

Nearly two billion people depend on imported food

Industry news  •  13 April 2017  •  Aalto University

Researchers show empirically: when population pressure increases, dependency on food imports increases.

How to make the fish farming industry more climate friendly

Industry news  •  13 April 2017  •  The University of Stavanger

How might we approach the issue and reduce the carbon footprint of fish farms.

Initiative on resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety

Industry news  •  11 April 2017  •  New Food

On 11 April, the ENVI Committee voted on the above-mentioned draft report. This own-initiative report is part of the follow-up to the Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan. It addresses issues such as date marking, the promotion of food donation and the role of food packaging.

The green food revolution sweeping across Silicon Valley

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  10 April 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

The world is bearing witness to a green revolution that sees tech startups in Silicon Valley produce innovative plant-based alternative to meat and dairy.

Palsgaard achieves CO2 neutrality in Mexico

Industry news  •  10 April 2017  •  New Food

Palsgaard has announced it has achieved CO2 neutrality at its Mexican plant.

New labels should reduce food waste

Industry news  •  10 April 2017  •  New Food

Americans toss out $165 billion worth of food each year, often out of confusion about the meaning of the more than 10 different date labels used on packages

Vacuum packaging’s key role in the great food waste challenge

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  4 April 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

The world wastes one third of all food produced. What you might not know is that food packaging can play a significant role in reducing the food industry’s environmental footprint.

Persistently high levels of pesticides found in small streams

Industry news  •  4 April 2017  •  EAWAG: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

Small watercourses are contaminated with large numbers of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.

European Commission: The worrying state of Mediterranean fish stocks

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  4 April 2017  •  European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)

A recent analysis by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) shows that 93% of the assessed fish stocks are over-exploited…

Feeding Asia: Is Oceania a viable food bowl?

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  3 April 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

New Food considers to what extent Oceania might present a potential solution to the impending global crisis…

Join the movement to make sustainable chocolate the norm

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  3 April 2017  •  Peter Boone | Chief Innovation & Quality Officer | Barry Callebaut

The cocoa and chocolate industry is currently running against a fundamentally unsustainable model. Barry Callebaut’s Peter Boone urges change…

New sustainable partnership platform announced in Malaysia and Indonesia

Industry news  •  3 April 2017  •  New Food

Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes in Southeast Asia: A successful launching for the SALSA partnership platform in Malaysia and Indonesia…

2017 Global Food Policy Report: Urbanisation in the spotlight

Industry news  •  31 March 2017  •  New Food

The 2017 Global Food Policy Report shines a spotlight on the unique challenges and opportunities presented by urbanisation for ending hunger and malnutrition and advancing the 2030 Agenda.