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New food waste standard will help monitor progress

The launch of the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard has been described by its founding partner as a "breakthrough" in th...

Why trust is key in US natural food sector 

Demand for foods billed as "natural" is growing in the US but without a clear definition of exactly what that means, can consumers trust the...

Oxfam ratings on supply chain worker issues

Three of the seven issues on which Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign rates the world’s ten largest food and drinks companies relate directl...

Are consumers getting tired of consuming?

Ben Cooper examines consumption itself and asks whether government statistics in the UK published earlier this year, coupled with observatio...

Latest Interviews

RTRS looks for systemic solutions to progress 26 May 2016

Ben Cooper

In its bid to transform Europe into a "100% responsible soy" market by 2020, the Round Table on Responsible Soy has enlisted the help of Swiss-based management consultants Malik. Ben Cooper spoke with Lieven Callewaert, the RTRS’s European representative, to find out more.


How the Happy Egg Co. plans to grow in US 31 Mar 2016

Katy Askew

Noble Foods-owned The Happy Egg Co., a UK-based free-range egg supplier, entered the US market in 2012 and its products are now stocked in 6,500 stores throughout the country. The business plans to ride on growing interest in free-range egg production to expand rapidly in the market. Katy Askew spoke to chief marketing officer Jenni Danby to find out more. 

Latest News

Healthier food a major opportunity for food makers 29 Jun 16

John Newton

The onus on food companies to engage in reformulation and increase the availability of healthier food choices has never been greater, according to a new report from just-food.


Perdue lifts animal welfare standards  29 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

Perdue Foods, one of the biggest poultry producers in the US, has announced a new animal welfare policy that has received the thumbs up from animal rights groups who suggest it is likely to set a new precedent among other poultry producers.


France re-thinks taxes on food oils 23 Jun 16

Stuart Todd

France is preparing to look again at taxes on food oils after a re-think of fiscal measures relating to the ingredients.


Mondelez concedes "work to do" on sat fat, sodium 23 Jun 16

Dean Best

Cadbury chocolate and Ritz crackers owner Mondelez International has conceded it has "much more work to do" on its targets for lowering saturated fat and sodium in its products after revealing the progress it is making on a range of moves to make products healthier and more sustainable.


PepsiCo "engaging" with Indofood on child labour 20 Jun 16

Katy Askew

PepsiCo insisted it has "engaged" with Indofood over allegations the US group's Indonesian partner breaches workers rights through practices including the use of child labour on its palm oil plantations.


Campaigners attack UK child obesity plan 20 Jun 16

Katy Askew

The UK government has been accused of bowing to "strong lobbying" from the food sector to "erode" the Department of Health's strategy to tackle childhood obesity.

Latest blogs

A spring break for just-food 29 May 16

Dean Best

The UK is enjoying its annual spring bank holiday on Monday (30 May).


Kellogg's Veg Effect Calculator - genuine CSR move or attempt to revitalise MorningStar Farms sales? 21 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

After reporting falling sales in North America as part of its most recent full-year numbers, driven in part by declining sales in its MorningStar Farms meat-free brand, it appears Kellogg is exploring new ways to drive the unit's sales - this time, by giving its consumers a choice; the choice to be responsible.

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