Sustainable sourcing

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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