Sustainability

If certfication can't bring farmers out poverty, can it be called truly sustainable?

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Fair game: How effective is cocoa certification?

By Oliver Nieburg

Sourcing to fair trade standards, such as UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade, is an important first step for chocolate makers towards cocoa sustainability, but will not necessarily bring farmers out of extreme poverty, say supply chain actors.

What will the supermarket of the future look like? ©YiuCheung/iStock

What trends will shape grocery retail in 2018?

By Katy Askew

From immersive retail experiences to demand for hyper-local sourcing, FoodNavigator takes a look at the top five trends that will shape grocery retailing in 2018.

Will Germany ban glyphosate after voting in favour of its EU license? ©sauletas/iStock

Germany could introduce national glyphosate ban

By Katy Askew

German regulators have concluded the country could legally introduce a national ban of the controversial weed killer glyphosate, despite the European Union’s decision to authorise its use for a further five years.

Orkla's Anammas brand delivers the McVegan burger in collaboration with McDonald's

Orkla and McDonald’s launch McVegan burger

By Katy Askew

In an effort to meet growing demand for meat-free options in the foodservice sector, Nordic food group Orkla is teaming-up with McDonald’s to launch a vegan burger.

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EU needs a comprehensive food policy, says EESC

By Niamh Michail

Europe needs a comprehensive, over-arching food policy because the current system does not lead to sustainable food systems, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

New Carbon Fund launched to help vulnerable populations ©iStock

Danone, Firmenich invest in carbon impact fund

By Katy Askew

Danone and Firmenich, alongside six other partners, are investing in a second Livelihoods Carbon Fund that aims to raise €100m by the end of 2018 to accelerate their actions on climate change.

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