Sustainable sourcing

Mars commits to palm oil deforestation policy

Mars commits to palm oil deforestation policy

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Mars has committed to ending deforestation associated with its palm oil supply by the end of 2015, becoming the latest multinational to do so, alongside Unilever and Nestlé, among others.

Rhythm Superfoods' Superfood chips combine non-GMO corn with vegetables and pea protein, hitting home on consumers' focus on minimally processed products, traceable ingredients and 'value beyond price'.

Insights from Expo West 2014

From ancient wisdom to the new transparency: Trend spotting at Expo West

By Maggie Hennessy

The natural products market continues to grow and achieve scale, reaching $150 billion last year and projected to hit $226 billion by 2018—with 68% of that coming from food and beverage products, according to the Nutrition Business Journal.

“Our goal is really to establish coconut water as an additional juice to blend with other juices. It’s not so much about the coconut water concentrate, but making coconut water a component of fruit juice blends, just like pineapple,” said iTi Tropicals president Gert van Manen. (Pictured: van Manen at a sustainability summit in Thailand, courtesy of iTi Tropicals)

Interview with iTi Tropicals' Gert van Manen

iTi: Coconut water concentrate could be the next pineapple juice concentrate

By Maggie Hennessy

Gearing up for this week’s launch of coconut water concentrate acidified with acerola, ingredient supplier iTi Tropicals’ president Gert van Manen caught up with FoodNavigator-USA to talk about the market potential for coconut water, the ongoing attack...

Kellogg commits to palm oil not associated with deforestation, climate change or human rights violation by end of 2015

Kellogg revamps palm oil policy after months of protests

By Kacey CULLINEY

The Kellogg Company has pledged to source fully traceable palm oil by the end of next year, a move that has been welcomed by NGOs that have been fighting for the cereal giant to change its policies for months.

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