Environment

Study of bees reveals environmental vulnerability and exposes threat to future of food production GettyImages/no_limit_pictures

Bee study reveals environmental vulnerability and food production threat

By Donna Eastlake

Research revealing bees’ ability to synthesise specific nutrients, to support the colonisation of their gut bacteria, offers insights into the symbiotic relationship they have with their gut microbiota. But changes to their habitat is placing this delicate...

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Fresh calls for food to be central to climate dialogue

By Oliver Morrison

Most countries are yet to realise the full potential of including food systems in their climate action plans, according to a new report calling for food and agriculture to be at the heart of discussions.

British Bakels' convenient palm oil-free paste and powder concentrates give bakers a reliable foundation to build a range of doughnuts all year round. Pic: British Bakels

What’s driving the free from trend?

By Gill Hyslop

British Bakels has built its business over the past 75 years by flexing with the trends and developing products to meet them. Free from has been one of the past decade’s defining trends, with the pandemic increasing consumer desire to understand nutrition’s...

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.

Mondelēz International has released its 2018 Impact Progress Report entitled Snacking Made Right. Pic: ©GettyImages/wit88_/agungstpr

Mondelēz on track with ‘mindful’ snacking goals

By Gill Hyslop

The Oreo maker’s 2018 Impact Progress Report, entitled 'Snacking Made Right', highlights its use of less energy, water and waste across the group, as well as its move to paper-based packaging and its focus on mindful consumption.

Cartons are best option, says SIG Combibloc

Cartons are most eco-friendly packaging

By Rachel Arthur

Consumers are increasingly expecting eco-friendly packaging, says SIG Combibloc, as it sets ‘ambitious targets’ to reduce its environmental impact. 

AMERIPEN appoints new president

AMERIPEN appoints new president

ConAgra Foods’ Gail Tavill has been announced as president of the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN).

Plastic from plants

Plastic from plants

Food processors and manufacturers have long been urged to take
greater responsibility for the environment. Unbiodegradable food
packaging for example has proved to be a huge litter problem, and
even a health risk in certain circumstances.