Sustainability

More than a third of the food produced around the world globally goes to waste. Pic: ©iStock/22kay22

Against the Grain: Food Waste

Too good to throw away

By Gill Hyslop

Innovative snack start-ups are proving there’s no reason for the world to continue wasting 1.6bn tons of food valued at almost $1 trillion yearly.

Wilmar has been sourcing illegal palm oil from plantations in critically endangered habitats, according to new findings iStock©

Nestlé "very concerned" over deforestation links to Wilmar palm oil

By Louis Gore-Langton

Nestlé says it is "very concerned" by allegations that its palm oil supplier Wilmar International has again been implicated in sourcing palm oil from the protected Leuser ecosystem in Indonesia, according to a report by the Rainforest Action...

Picture credit: BillerudKorsnäs

‘Biggest growth area for liquid packaging is southeast Asia’

BillerudKorsnäs to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine for $622m

By Jenny Eagle

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures confectionery, snacks and beverage packaging, is investing  SEK 5.7bn ($622.25m) in a KM7 (Karton Machine) to produce liquid board, cartonboard and liner at its factory in Gruvön, Sweden, to start operations in Q1,...

Natural Sins' founder, Andres Dominguez (left); Natural Sins' co-founder, Ivan Sosa (right)

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Natural Sins targets $1m sales after seeing 300% growth in 10 weeks

By Douglas Yu

The $4bn global dried fruit market has inspired snack manufacturers to come up with new ideas to gain a competitive edge in the category. But what’s the next grounder breaker as more and more companies begin cutting ingredients in their products and experimenting...

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