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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.

Green baking: NASA coatings, heat recovery, recycled plastics, water reuse and much more…

Investments in green technology, waste recovery and sustainable supply can be seen across the baking sector, but what companies are pioneering and leading the way? BakeryandSnacks caught up with the...

ABA & BEMA: Frank talk about bakery challenges

Regulation, consumers, retailers: Dealing with change in the bakery sector

There is a flurry of regulation and sustainability pressures facing bakers along with changing consumer tastes and retail demands – but how are bakers and equipment suppliers coping with these challenges?

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Unilever joins with Solidaridad to tackle sustainable sugar cane challenge

Food manufacturing giant Unilever will work with international non-profit Solidaridad to drive the sustainable development of the sugar cane industry in Central America.

Canadian wheat imports to UK up 50%

Poor UK harvests and a deregulation of Canada’s grain market has meant that Canadian wheat sales to the UK have increased by 50%, but the UK industry says that need...

RAN: Kellogg cannot deflect palm oil heat onto supplier

Kellogg cannot shirk its palm oil responsibility by deflecting attention to its supplier, says RAN following a statement from Kellogg calling for productive talks between its supplier Wilmar and the...

Kellogg wants ‘productive dialogue’ between Wilmar and RAN after palm oil protests

The Kellogg Company hopes its Asian partner Wilmar International can have a productive dialogue with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) over issues surrounding its palm oil sourcing.

IBIE teaser: You’re never too old, or big, to learn…

IBIE 2013 has a fantastic educational program lined up from tips for gluten-free and whole grain use, to insight on food safety regulations and labeling laws. BakeryandSnacks takes a look...

Frito-Lay Turkey: Eco-friendly and energy-efficient efforts cut costs

Frito-Lay has cut costs by installing energy-efficient screw blower technology at its wastewater treatment plant in Turkey and re-using potato chip waste for crop fertilizer.

General Mills unveils sustainable sourcing commitments for 10 core raw materials

UPDATED - General Mills has unveiled a commitment to sustainably source 10 key ingredients, representing 50% of its raw material purchases, by 2020. 

General Mills named to sustainability honor roll

Cereal and snack brand owner General Mills has been added to a list of possible targets for sustainable-minded investors.

Big interview: Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO, Hampton Creek Foods

Plant egg entrepreneur: ‘We’re not in business just to sell products to vegans in Northern California’

Egg replacers have been around for years, acknowledges the entrepreneur who has persuaded everyone from Bill Gates to the co-founder of PayPal to part with some serious cash to fund...

Frito-Lay’s green buzz: Snack major boosts electric van fleet

Frito-Lay has added 20 electric vehicles to its New York distribution fleet just two months after it announced plans to shift 20% of vans from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG).

Cascadian Farm: Further innovation needed for 100% plant-based cereal liner

It is not currently possible to make a package completely from plant-based materials, says Cascadian Farms, as it launches a bio-based cereal liner for its Cinnamon Crunch line.

Sustainable palm oil: GreenPalm, RSPO, Kellogg, PepsiCo, under fire as NGO takes aim at ‘Snack Food 20’

A new report from Rainforest Action Network says food giants supporting "weak" and "diluted" Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards or buying GreenPalm certificates are kidding themselves if...

Cricket protein bar maker seeks to ‘normalize the consumption of insects’

Two young entrepreneurs have developed a high protein bar using crickets that they say have superior nutritional qualities and can go a long way in making insect consumption mainstream in...

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Why there is great urgency for sustainability in palm oil

Increasing global consumption of palm oil poses serious sustainability challenges and raises questions about leading consumer nations’ responsibility in managing the footprint of its global supply chain. 

Grupo Bimbo to deepen ‘green’ footprint with $1.5m distribution center

Grupo Bimbo will pump 20 million pesos ($1.5m) into a new eco-friendly distribution center in Mexico City as part of its drive towards a fully sustainable supply chain.

IBIE recognizes baking sustainability efforts with 2013 awards

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) has announced its 2013 winners for the B.E.S.T.  in Baking awards – recognizing environmental sustainability efforts in business.

Special edition: Sustainable sourcing

SPECIAL FEATURE: In conversation with the WWF: The rocky road to sustainable palm oil

The good news: Around 15% of global palm oil produced in the past year was certified by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The bad news: Only half...

How sustainable is quinoa?

Interest in quinoa has surged among consumers in Europe and the United States – but the rapid increase in its popularity has also given rise to concerns about sustainable production.

Frito-Lay makes green investment to fuel business

Frito-Lay has made green plans to shift 20% of its fleet from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas (CNG) as part of its bigger environmental commitments.

Maple Leaf Foods CEO: ‘A global food strategy must meet the needs of the many, not just the affluent few’

Blanket opposition to genetically modified crops is “a morally unacceptable position to take on the basis of unsubstantiated suspicions and fears”, according to the boss of Toronto-based firm Maple Leaf...

SPECIAL EDITION: GOING GREEN - THE SNACK PACKAGING QUEST

Do consumers care about sustainable snack packaging?

Sustainable snack packaging may be on the top brand owners’ agendas, but do consumers appreciate the efforts and how do these green materials affect their snacking experience?

SPECIAL EDITION: GOING GREEN - THE SNACK PACKAGING QUEST

Sexy, cheap and eco-friendly: What retailers snack on

Retailer demands are tough. They want quality, competitive prices and now, more than ever, to work with eco-friendly brands.

SPECIAL EDITION: GOING GREEN - THE SNACK PACKAGING QUEST

Far from rubbish? Food waste R&D simmers with snack packaging hope

Researchers across the globe are exploring the use of food by-products in packaging materials - and snack products are not being left out of simmering developments.

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