sustainable food News

  • Producing food sustainably

    Higher food demands and scarce resources are putting pressure on agricultural systems. How can productivity be increased within environmental limits, what is the role of science and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Future in Food - Achieving sustainability in the food industry

    Environment & Energy Management and Certification Europe Limited have come together to bring the Irish food processing community a unique event, Future in Food which will highlight the challenges and benefits to Irish food and drinks manufacturers in achieving sustainability within their organisations. This event will bring 120 senior ...


    By Certification Europe

  • Reducing food loss and waste for a sustainable food future

    It is estimated that by 2050 we'll need to produce 60% more food to feed a projected global population of 9 billion people. Our ability to feed this many people while advancing the economic and social well-being of the over 1 billion who are already malnourished represents a serious global challenge. Yet today one out of every four calories of food produced is lost or wasted. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sustainability

    New research from KPMG International has identified 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades.  The KPMG study, Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, explores issues such as ...


    By KPMG International

  • Chitosan, a sustainable alternative for food packaging

    Riverbanks and oceans are full of plastic; there are bits of this material in the organism of a large number of fish, etc. Packaging and wrappers made from petroleum by-products are seriously damaging the environment. The search for less harmful materials has driven many pieces of research; among them that of Itsaso Leceta. This researcher has shown in her work entitled Quality attributes of map ...

  • The Glynwood Institute for sustainable food and farming

    In celebration of the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Glynwood is pleased to announce the launch of its new division, The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming. 'Our vision is to shift the U.S. from an industrial-based system of agriculture to a regional, sustainable food supply,' says Co-Founder & Director of The Glynwood ...

  • SGS to Speak at the Sustainable Foods Summit

    The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, etc. The seventh edition of this executive summit will take place in San Francisco on 22-23rd January 2013and agenda will include topics like measuring environmental footprints, sustainable ...


    By SGS

  • Another victory for the sustainable food `Moo-vement`

    As part of their collective commitment to health and wellness, Bon Appetit Management Company and Compass Group USA will contract to buy only yogurt from cows not treated with rBGH (also known as rBST) effective today. Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (OPSR), which facilitates a nationwide coalition opposing rBGH, commended today"s announcement from the two companies. According to Rick ...

  • Food security depends on sustainable nutrient management of soils

    Food security is being threatened by loss of soil nutrients that are essential for the high yield of crops. A recent study outlines strategies to ensure the sustainable production of food through a holistic approach to soil nutrient management. In response to the rising demand for food from an increasing world population, high-yielding crops are being grown with the help of artificial fertilisers ...

  • Hormel foods announces environmental sustainability progress

    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced results of environmental sustainability projects it has implemented at its U.S. manufacturing facilities as part of the company's ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental impact. 'We are making significant progress toward achieving the environmental sustainability goals we have outlined in our annual corporate responsibility report,' said ...

  • Food and beverage industry catching up in sustainability - report

    The food & beverage industry is consolidating its ethical record thanks to labour and environmental initiatives, but it has to fight hard to demonstrate the social utility of its products, states the Covalence Food & Beverage Industry Report 2007. The industry is progressively closing the gap with leading industries (Pharmaceuticals, Technology Hardware, Automobiles & Parts and Banks). It ...


  • Product information can promote sustainable food consumption

    Providing information to consumers on the environmental and social impacts of their food purchases could help change their consumption choices, research from Norway suggests. In a psychological study, researchers noted an increase in the number of organic and fair trade products bought per week when participating consumers were informed of the products’ benefits for the environment and the ...

  • Food hubs provide a recipe for sustainable living and sustainable cities

    Urban farming.  What was once a contradiction in terms is now a growing symbol of innovation and efficiency in response to an impending food shortage. With the realization last month our planet reached a record seven billion people, the highest in its 4.55 billion year history, this is both a timely and important topic as we search for modes of creating a resilient and sustainable future. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Countdown to UK_s First Sustainable Food Industry Summit

    LONDON - 1 November 2006 Satellite, the UK's leading 'Green' marketing specialist agency develops branding and provides support for the UK Food Industry's first Sustainable Food Summit at the British Museum on November 1st. The inaugural retail food industry summit co-ordinated by IGD (Institute of Grocery Distribution), is the first event of its kind to bring together representatives of the ...


    By International Green Awards

  • Whole foods implements new sustainable packaging guidelines

    Whole Foods Market today announced it has implemented new responsible packaging guidelines for all of its more than 2,100 body care and supplement suppliers companywide and, to spearhead the change, has switched to post-consumer recycled (PCR) content bottles for several of its store-brand supplements and body care products. "We're thrilled by how responsive our vendors have been in making ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NRDC Celebrates Sustainable Food Movement at L.A. Benefit

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) celebrates the growth of the safe and sustainable food movement tonight at a one‐of‐a‐kind benefit featuring the work of the organization’s food and agriculture program. “Americans are realizing that if we change the way we eat, we can change the way the food system works,” said Frances Beinecke, president of NRDC. ...

  • Food, Glorious Food! The World´s Most Comprehensive Water Footprint Food Calculator Launched By Sustain

    The UK’s most comprehensive water footprint food calculator has been developed by Sustain’s scientists: precise ingredients of any meal, plus country of origin gives the most accurate reading to date of a meal’s water footprint A brand new food calculator that gives a comprehensive water footprint of a full meal has been developed by scientists at Sustain as part of the World ...


    By RealWire

  • Kraft foods makes Dow Jones sustainability index sixth year in a row

    Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the sixth year in a row on the North America Index and fifth year running on the World Index. This honor recognizes the company's economic, environmental and social performance. Kraft Foods achieved the food industry's leading scores in operational eco-efficiency for a third year in a row, and this year had leading ...

  • Del Monte Foods Selects Locus Software for Energy, Sustainability, and Resource Management

    One of the nation's largest food companies has joined with a Silicon Valley innovator to advance its position as a leader in sustainable energy and environmental resource management. Locus Technologies today announced that Del Monte Foods has selected Locus Technologies' award-winning ePortal™ platform to provide a comprehensive, integrated system for monitoring and managing its energy use, ...


    By Locus Technologies

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