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The verdict on COP27 for food and farming: 'COP27 maintained a firm focus on supply-side solutions' / Pic: GettyImages-Malecus85

COP27: A ‘notable disappointment’ for sustainable food systems

By Katy Askew

As climate talks conclude in Sharm El Sheikh, for the first time ever a deal has been reached that will see agriculture integrated into the UN’s climate action body. The result of lengthy talks and a significant process of negotiation, does the so-called...

Chamomile harvests - yields and quality - are being challenged by climate change.   Image © jessicahyde / Getty Images

Botanical yields fall as climate change affects harvests

By Stephen Daniells

Extreme weather events from heat waves and droughts to ‘hundred-year storms’ happening every two years, the impact of climate change is obvious. And few industries are witnessing the impact as much as botanical supply chain.

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96% of the globe may have insufficient access by 2100

Could climate change cause DHA omega-3 from oceans to plummet?

By Stephen Daniells

Warming oceans may deliver a crushing blow to the production of DHA omega-3 by algae, which would ripple up the food chain and slash the global availability of this critical nutrient by 2100, says a scientific paper. But could rapid advances in plant...

Climate change commitments address food waste, GHG, biodiversity

Climate change commitments address food waste, GHG, biodiversity

By Elizabeth Crawford

As protesters and activists filled the streets of New York City last week to draw attention to climate change, many food and beverage companies around the globe also touted existing and new commitments to reduce their impact on the planet.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast Countering the impact of climate change on coffee

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Countering the impact of climate change on coffee

By Elizabeth Crawford

Every year more people wake up to coffee or use it to fuel them day, but according to a comprehensive report recently published by the Climate Institute, this early morning ritual, and everything that goes into making it possible, face significant threats...

'It’s like sprinkling every bite you take with starch and sugar,' said Irakli Loladze, an associate professor at Bryan College of Health Sciences and report co-author. © iStock

CO2 rises could fuel obesity as plants “carb-load”

By David Burrows

The nutritional quality of food will plummet as carbon emissions rise, with every bite delivering less protein, fewer micronutrients and more sugars, according to a report released this week.

USDA report outlines climate change impact on global food security

By Adi Menayang

Though the direct impact of rising temperatures on agricultural yields is widely known, researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press that the processing and packaging steps of the global food system are crucial intervention points to...

Green business procedures can save money in the long run advocates say

Green business procedures can save money in the long run, advocates say

By Elizabeth Crawford

Proactively assessing and minimizing the environmental impact of producing foods and beverages can help manufacturers minimize the impact of climate change on Earth and on their bottom line by improving the reliability of their supply chain, quality of...

The weather excuse

Weekly Comment

The weather excuse

With all the threats facing food and beverage production -- from
contamination in the food chain, to rising input prices --
there appears to be one menace that towers above the rest, namely
'The Weather'.

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