Sustainability

Quorn is now $30m brand in the US

Quorn: ‘CSPI has had a long running grudge against us’

By Elaine Watson

Meat-substitute maker Quorn Foods has hit back at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) after the health lobby group again demanded that the FDA revoke its products' GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status.

Increasing cropland yields vital to meet growing food demand: Study

Increasing cropland yields vital to meet growing food demand: Study

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Developing nations will need to increase cropland yields and all nations will need to use nitrogen fertilizers more efficiently in order to double food production by 2050, while minimizing environmental impact, according to a new paper published in Proceedings...

Cal Poly opens new pasture-to-plate meat processing center

Cal Poly opens new pasture-to-plate meat processing center

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Cal Poly has opened a new meat processing center that involves students and industry in the entire production chain, from animal care and nutrition, to making, marketing and packaging innovative ready-to-eat meat products.

Burcon boss Johann Tergesen rang the NASDAQ stock market opening bell as his firm's shares started trading on the exchange last week

Big Interview: Johann Tergesen, president, Burcon NutraScience

Plant protein, the final frontier: From canola to flax, hemp and pea

If there’s a plant with protein in it, Burcon NutraScience has probably had a good shot at extracting it. But is the market ready for flax protein isolate? Elaine Watson caught up with president and chief operating officer Johann Tergesen to find out.

Vilsack calls for innovation and more diversity in US food supply

Vilsack calls for innovation and more diversity in US food supply

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

There is a need for greater diversification of the American food supply and US diets need to change, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in his keynote speech at the launch of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) in the United States.

Over one million hectares now produce sustainable palm oil

Sustainable palm oil reaches million hectare mark

By Nathan Gray

The first one million hectares of certified land for sustainable palm production marks ‘a turning point’ for industry, according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Stotish: This is about 'technology, innovation, and science based regulation'

GM salmon boss attacks senators for ‘misinformed paranoia’

By Elaine Watson

The boss of a Massachusetts-based firm attempting to commercialize genetically engineered farmed salmon has accused a small group of senators opposing the move of “willfully ignoring science-based research” and spreading “misinformed paranoia”.

All four of Cargill’s US palm oil refineries have been audited and certified by the RSPO

Cargill extends sustainable palm oil commitment

By Elaine Watson

Cargill has upped the ante in the sustainable palm oil stakes with a commitment that all palm oil products (excluding palm kernel oil products) it supplies to Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable...

Martek: Onwards and upwards under new ownership

Martek predicts double-digit rise in sales to food & bev market

By Elaine Watson

Martek expects sales of its algal-sourced omega-3s to food and drink manufacturers to grow in the double-digits each year for the next four to five years as it broadens its product range and gains access to new markets and customers post its takeover...

Craven: 'It’s not right for a supplier to sell and run'

AAK: If you make palm oil claims you must play by RSPO rules

By Elaine Watson

Food manufacturers are using certified sustainable palm oil in their products – and making claims about it – when they are not members of the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and have not have their facilities RSPO audited and certified, one...

US Fairtrade launches doubled from 2008 to 2010

Launches on ethical platform have almost doubled since 2008

By Elaine Watson

The percentage of new foods and drinks launched with an ‘ethical positioning’ has almost doubled since 2008, despite the premium price tag often attached to these products, according to Innova Market Insights.

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