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.
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.
Flour producer Ardent Mills has announced a plan that it hopes will more than double the number of organic wheat acres in the United States by 2019.
California-based snacking and nutrition brand Clif Bar has joined a campaign to help conserve the state’s water supply.
Kellogg will work with its suppliers directly for the first time to help reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2050.
The debate surrounding the revised Circular Economy Package rages on as some associations are not happy with the decisions announced while others welcome the changes.
Allboxes Direct, which works with Baked By Melissa, Milkbar, Farmigo, and Jacques Torres Chocolates, has launched a bio based polymer packaging to replace petroleum based polymers for the manufacture and...
The European Commission has adopted a revised Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers - "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use. ...
EuropaBio said it has ‘high hopes’ for the European Commission’s Circular Economy strategy, but serious, ongoing concerns about the long-term framework conditions in place to attract business investment.
“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to...
There’s frequently talk that consumers aren’t getting enough fiber in their diets; but are they simply not getting the best quality fiber?
While many people have snacks, sugar and sodas pinned as the bad guys in the war against obesity, one recent study found little to no correlation between consumption of junk...
Dow Chemical Company’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business has launched INNATE Precision Packaging Resins, for flexible food packaging such as pouches, bags, liquid packaging, and stand-up pouches.
McDonald’s has announced all centrally-sourced packaging distributed across its 38 European markets is now chain-of-custody certified.