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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.

The rewards of operating a sustainable business far outweigh the costs. Pic: Beneo/Pressebild

Guest article

Sustainability in troubling times

By Gill Hyslop

Following the global panic buying that surrounded Covid-19, a range of issues – like supply chain robustness, raw material production and consistency – have been brought into sharp focus, says Christoph Boettger, member of the executive board at BENEO.

Wellbeing is a key long-term purchasing behaviour driver giving food producers a growing – and profitable – opportunity to push the boundaries. Pic: Beneo/123rf

Guest article

Looking beyond the (clean) label

By Gill Hyslop

The term clean label has yet to be clearly defined, but it is generally agreed it refers to foods that are free from artificial ingredients and are minimally processed. As an increasing number of consumers now expect clean label as standard, Myriam Snaet,...

Baked goods, like bread, offer a good vehicle to introduce inulin. Pic: GettyImages/HeikeRau

Focusing on inulin in 2020

By Gill Hyslop

The functional fibre space is ripe for innovation, particularly as consumers continue to struggle to consume the recommended daily intake of fibre.