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Time to speed sustainable palm oil supply

Global food giants have vowed to source all their palm oil sustainably by 2015 – but consumer pressure could grease the wheels for more rapid change.

Nestlé and Kraft probe palm oil sources after sustainability claims

The globe’s two biggest food firms, Nestlé and Kraft, have launched internal investigations after a Greenpeace report claimed both purchase palm oil from Indonesian company PT Smart whose parent group...

Big changes needed to make diets sustainable, report

Reducing meat and dairy consumption, eating fewer fatty and sugary foods, and wasting less food are the three changes to consumption habits that will have the biggest impact on making...

Clip could offer snack makers sustainability boost

A new slider system for resealable snack and dry goods pouches can boost a manufacturer’s eco profile due to its lighter weight, claims Zip Pak.

Kraft reaps rewards from sustainable processing strategy

The need to maximise profit combined with a desire to help the environment have been major drivers in Kraft slashing water use in its food processing operations by more than...

Walmart sustainability index to put suppliers under spotlight

More than 100,000 suppliers to Walmart will be asked to prove their green credentials after the company unveiled plans yesterday to develop a world-wide sustainable product index.

WWF steps ups palm oil sustainability scrutiny

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is set to step up scrutiny of how manufacturers source their palm oil over the next six months after a poor industry response to purchasing...

Spotlight on sustainability in packaging

Bob Hogan, director of international sales and marketing at flexible packaging suppliers, Zip-Pak, spoke to about some of the misperceptions surrounding the concept of sustainability and food and beverage...

Metal packaging innovation confers eco-friendly opportunities for premium biscuits

A raft of new container designs from US firm Crown speciality packaging target premium biscuit makers with an eye on eco-friendly packaging materials.

Packaging firm aims to look good and cut waste

Sudpack said that a growing demand from its food manufacturer customer base for the optimal use of raw materials, a reduction in waste and packaging that gives product shelf stand...

Baobab: Sustainable and in-demand

After gaining novel foods approval in the EU, baobab is tipped to become a billion dollar industry. Stephen Daniells speaks to William Smith from Afriplex to find out what foods...

Palm oil groups aim to ship sustainability to Europe

The palm oil industry is claiming a major triumph in terms of sustainability ahead of an incoming shipment of the product to Europe next week, which is seen by some...

Bakery industry event to focus on sustainability

Sustainability in the bakery industry will be the focus of an event to take place next month in the UK, which aims to bring together ingredients makers as well as...

Cargill focuses on sustainability with wheat processing plant

Cargill's new UK wheat processing plant is aimed at ensuring market competitiveness and sustainability by localising the production of wheat glucose for sweeteners.

Biofuels policy requires focus on sustainability, says CIAA

Proposed directives for promoting the use of biofuels fail to tackle concerns within the food industry on the possible impact on food and feed supply, according to the CIAA.

Ghana pledges sustainable cocoa push - report

The Ghanaian cocoa board is planning to significantly step up cocoa production in the country over the next three years in a nationwide shake-up of how the crop is farmed,...

UK manufacturers commit to wide ranging environmental plan

The UK's food and drink manufacturers yesterday committed to ambitious new targets for reducing packaging, carbon emissions, water waste and transport distances.

Food sustainability may aid Australian agri-woes

The food industry is failing to grasp the importance of adopting sustainable crop techniques to protect against the effects of climate change, says an expert on business agriculture.

ICCO to discuss sustainability at Eurochocolate Modica

The world's cocoa suppliers are meeting in Italy this week to discuss sustainable production, an issue blighting the growth of the industry.

ABF feels tough trading environment

Associated British Foods has become the latest manufacturer to show concern over rising energy prices and the competitive retail environment - but insists half-year profits will be in line with...

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No avoiding sustainable sourcing

Food companies do not yet face the ethical sourcing equation of the clothing industry, where brands from Nike to Marks & Spencer cannot afford a single claim of sweat-shop production....

Exhibition highlights growth in biodegradable packaging

An upcoming exhibition on bioplastics and biopackaging aims to show that environmentally friendly packaging has a strong future.

RPC launches biodegradable PLA packaging range

RPC Bebo Nederland has launched a range of biodegradable containers manufactured in the pioneering Polylactide (PLA) material.

New products help Kellogg to sustainable growth

Kellogg reported a solid 7 percent increase in its earnings for the third quarter with the North America region also putting up a strong performance thanks to the successful introduction...

Eco-friendly food packaging for bakery

Polymer company Cargill Dow has a new partner in Italy to help service the European food packaging industry. The companies are working together to offer...

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