Processing, packaging, sourcing - demands are hotting up to ensure all of this is sustainable. Governments, consumers and NGOs are making tough calls and industry continues to inject efforts into making changes across all levels of business and in some instances communicate this.
Campaigners are urging major UK bread manufacturers and supermarkets not to use flour from wheat sprayed with glyphosate immediately before harvest.
Tesco – the UK’s largest supermarket chain – has pledged to use only cocoa from Rainforest Alliance sources in its private-label chocolate.
The US House of Representatives has voted to pass a federal GMO labeling bill (306:117 votes) that would pre-empt and nullify all state-led GMO labeling laws including the one that...
Dow Chemical Company is aiming to tap growing demand for stand-up pouches with a flexible, recyclable version using its RecycleReady technology.
Biodegradable plastic packaging designed to behave like an orange peel when it is thrown away is launching in the UK next month.
French politicians have dropped the proposed palm oil tax, leading some politicians to say the country is being blackmailed by producer countries. "We are legislating with a knife at our throats," said one....
Himanthalia - or sea spaghetti - may not be commonly known. But as a healthy like-for-like pasta replacement that boosts vegetable intake and is harvested in a sustainable way, it...
Biotech firm Meiogenix and yeast supplier Lesaffre are to work together to develop new baker’s yeasts.
The damage caused by IOI’s deforestation and peatland drainage is “far greater” than that detailed in the complaint that led to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil suspending the supplier back in...
Pepperidge Farm is hoping to widen the audience for its Goldfish crackers with the launch of the brand’s first lines containing organic wheat.
'Foreign' crops dominate national food consumption patterns and farming practices, according to new research that finds nearly 70% of fruit, vegetables, legumes and grains in an average country's diet originate...
Bosch Packaging Technology has partnered with BillerudKorsnäs to create a Sealed Paper Packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains, flour and powders.
Recent acquisitions Dave's Killer Bread and Alpine Valley Bread have prevented a year on year dip in sales at US bread giant Flowers Foods in the first quarter of 2016.
Kashi has launched a breakfast cereal using wheat grown under a new initiative supporting farmers transitioning fields from conventional to organic crops.
The US Justice Department, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed Schneider Electric USA will pay a $6.87m penalty for allegedly violating a...
Activity by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) and partner groups is being ramped up to combat the threat of wheat rusts.
Start-up EQUInom has secured financing for a seed breeding program that it says might help food businesses cheaply and efficiently develop products such as more nutritious breakfast cereal.
Palsgaard, which makes emulsifier/stabilizer blends, which are used in products from cake mixes to chocolate, confectionery, dairy and ice cream, is the first Danish food producer to achieve CO2-neutrality....
Adding tiny shards of eggshell to bioplastic could create a first-of-its-kind biodegradable packaging material that bends but does not easily break, according to The American Chemical Society (ACS).
Global wheat production for the 2016 season is tipped to be below last year’s record levels according to new data from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Mondelēz has revealed plans to source 100% cage-free eggs in North America by 2020.
US wheat prices have been tipped to stay down despite a fall in plantings and an expected rise in global consumption.
Flour milling and ingredient business Ardent Mills is hosting a series of meetings with farmers as part of its bid to double US organic wheat acres by 2019.
A microbe developed by The BioAg Alliance – a collaboration between Novozymes and Monsanto – is claimed to have increased corn yields by around four bushels per acre in US field tests.
Pepperidge Farm and Arnott’s owner Campbell Soup Company has announced its support for mandatory GMO labeling on foods in the US.