Sustainability

The Union flag packaging will run across three Hovis Soft White brands from April to promote the shift back to British wheat

Hovis back to sourcing British wheat

By Kacey CULLINEY

Premier Foods has recommenced sourcing British wheat for its Hovis brand but cannot bring back its ‘100% British wheat’ pack claim due to continued uncertainty, it says.

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only one company made no progress, according to the NGO.

Kellogg commits to palm oil not associated with deforestation, climate change or human rights violation by end of 2015

Kellogg revamps palm oil policy after months of protests

By Kacey CULLINEY

The Kellogg Company has pledged to source fully traceable palm oil by the end of next year, a move that has been welcomed by NGOs that have been fighting for the cereal giant to change its policies for months.

Four crickets provide as much calcium as a glass of milk and dung beetles contain more iron than beef, says the project's leader. Photo credit: Just Walk Away Renee

Are 3D printed insect snacks the taste of the future?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Hurdles in food safety, taste and consumer acceptance await on the London South Bank University’s quest to join two big food innovations: 3D printing and insect-based ingredients.

Worsening drought conditions fuel the need for drought resistant peanut varieties, says University of Florida crop physiologist

Crop physiologist: Drought resistant peanuts needed

By Kacey CULLINEY

The University of Florida will further research to develop drought resistant peanuts – a big need for industry in light of extreme weather conditions, its lead crop physiologist says.

Representatives from Frito-Lay and other CPGs will talk sustainability at the 2014 Packaging Conference.

Kraft, PepsiCo tackle packaging challenges

By Jenni Spinner

An upcoming conference will bring together top food firms and industry suppliers to hammer out sustainability, design and other packaging issues.

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