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Foodservice focus - all-day breakfast; concept NPD

September saw McDonald's make two significant announcements in the US, a one-two from Taco Bell and a new format from hitherto retro-focused...

Why investors are concerned about water risk

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water r...

Why war on child labour in cocoa far from won

The rise in the incidence of child labour in west African cocoa production detailed in last week's report from Tulane University is a disapp...

Child labour in cocoa on rise but some see headway

The report from Tulane University into the use of child labour in cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, published last week, revealed...

Latest Interviews

Smithfield Foods on new sustainability targets 11 Aug 2015

Ben Cooper

Smithfield Foods, the US meat group, has set out a new tranche of goals on sustainability, building on targets it laid out in 2010. Ben Cooper spoke with Stewart Leeth, vice president of regulatory affairs and sustainability, about the company's progress over the past five years and the launch of the new targets.

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.

Latest News

Post commits to sourcing sustainable palm oil 8 Oct 15

Helen Arnold

Consumer packaged goods company Post Holdings has announced its commitment to source 100% sustainable palm oil globally by December 2016. 

John West, Princes face criticism on tuna sourcing 7 Oct 15

Dean Best

Thai Union Group's UK unit John West and Princes, the UK food and drink group, have come under fire from Greenpeace over their tuna sourcing and sustainability pledges.

Nestle makes new landfill pledge in US 7 Oct 15

Richard Siddle

Nestle has made a new commitment to send zero waste to landfill from its production facilities in the US by 2020.

Thai Union under fire from Greenpeace 5 Oct 15

Richard Siddle

Thai Union Group, the seafood giant, has been accused by Greenpeace of "horrendous human rights and environmental issues" in its sustainability practices. 

Hershey joins PFS to support African development 5 Oct 15

Katy Askew

Hershey has signed-up to non-profit organisation Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) to support efforts to strengthen Africa's food system. 

US food CEOs call for action on climate change 1 Oct 15

Katy Askew

The CEOs of some of the US's largest food companies - including Mars Inc, General Mills and Kellogg – have called on world leaders to forge "robust international agreements" on climate change at upcoming intergovernmental talks on the issue in Paris. 

Latest blogs

GMO opposition mounts as Northern Ireland reveals bans 22 Sep 15

Katy Askew

Opposition to the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food continues to prove a controversial issue.

The food industry's supposed winter-efficiency drive 21 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Is there a link between the weather cooling and the food industry belt-tightening? It appears autumn is the prime season for food manufacturers to get their firms operating at maximum efficiencies, with news of job-cuts is on the up.

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