Sustainability

PepsiCo Positive Agriculture agenda will improve the livelihoods of more than 250,000 people in its agricultural supply chain, including empowering women. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s ambitious agriculture plan

By Gill Hyslop

The snack giant has laid out its impressive Positive Agriculture agenda, designed to significantly shrink its carbon footprint, provide readily-available access to food for global population and improve the livelihoods for more people.

Barge might be one of the oldest ways of transporting freight inland, but it is one of the most reliable, cost-effective and sustainable. Pic: Beneo

Beneo barges ahead with commitment to cut carbon emissions

By Gill Hyslop

The healthy ingredients specialist will cut carbon emissions by 20% by halving the number of truck movements to and from its rice starch plant in Wijgmaal, Belgium, by increasing the volumes transported over water.

Too much of the reusable bread baskets and dollies is sucked into unecessary plastic recycling. Pic: Bakers Basco

Global Recycling Day

Bakers Basco shines a light on ‘the dark side’ of plastic recycling

By Gill Hyslop

To mark Global Recycling Day 2021 (18 March), Bakers Basco has revealed the results of a YouGov survey to uncover what the UK public thinks of the recycling of products designed to be used multiple times rather than being disposed of after a single use.

Companies that prioritise a move toward a ‘circular economy’ model could better recover from the financial impact of the pandemic. Pic: GettyImages/JNemchinova

Global Recycling Day

Investing in circular economy principles will drive post-pandemic recovery

By Gill Hyslop

To mark Global Recycling Day (18 March), Bureau Veritas is reminding UK bakery and snack producers to put a circular economy business model at the heart of their coronavirus recovery plan. This is especially important ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change...

The pandemic’s impact on packaging and label trends

The pandemic’s impact on packaging and label trends

By Gill Hyslop

By now, the coronavirus’ impact on consumer needs is evident, with both consumers and retailers prioritising a safe and transparent food system. But how has the rush to meet the overwhelming shift to ecommerce and food delivery affected packaging demands...

How an eating occasion is labelled influences other food choices an individual makes on the same day and may even affect satiety after eating, but today, there still is no clear cut definition of what a snack is. Pic: GettyImages/Choreograph

Some of the science behind our snacking habit

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘snackification’ trend is at an all-time high with 25% of Americans confessing to snacking multiple times a day and 40% even admitting to replace a traditional sit-down meal with a snack.

Real Bread Week is a celebration of additive-free breads that are healthy, help the community and the planet. Pic: GettyImages/EmiliaU

Real Bread Week gears up for annual celebration

By Gill Hyslop

It’s that time of the year again when the artisanal bakery sector around the globe gets together to celebrate all things additive-free when it comes to baking bread.

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