Sustainable sourcing

Humanity's challenges will be 'of growth and abundance'

Humanity's challenges will be 'of growth and abundance'

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Humanity faces major challenges in feeding the world – but we should not underestimate our capacity to innovate to deal with crises, according to keynote speaker at IFT 2013 Fareed Zakaria.

Maple water: The new coconut water?

Maple water: The new coconut water?

By Hank Schultz

Coconut water has a new competitor. Maple water, a beverage consisting of the raw sap from sugar maple trees, has made its Canadian market debut in Quebec and British Columbia, according to an organization of maple sugar producers.

Quinoa prices have tripled since 2006

How sustainable is quinoa?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Interest in quinoa has surged among consumers in Europe and the United States – but the rapid increase in its popularity has also given rise to concerns about sustainable production.

Insect protein ‘similar to conventional meat’

Insect protein ‘similar to conventional meat’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The crude protein content in several edible insect species is similar to that in conventional meat products according to a new study from Wageningen University, which adds to a mounting body of research on the potential of insect protein.

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