Macro

More than billion people obese worldwide, WHO reports

More than one billion people globally are now considered obese, according to a new study published by the World Health…

JBS being sued by US state over “misleading” net zero claims

New York state has launched legal action against Brazilian meat processing giant JBS over allegations of environmental claims that deceive…

Ultra-processed foods linked to 32 harmful health effects in BMJ report

Consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) has been linked with the development of 32 adverse human health outcomes, according to a…

Scotland unveils plans to clamp down on unhealthy food and soft drinks

The Scottish government has published proposals to ban the promotion of products high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS). Holyrood’s…

“The vertical-farming movement in the UK is resilient” – Jones Food Company on navigating a volatile, early-stage industry

Privately-owned UK vertical farming business Jones Food Company has opened its second growing site for herbs and leafy greens. The…

Tony’s Chocolonely “forced” to change packaging after Mondelez legal move

Tony’s Chocolonely has been “forced” to change the colour of its packaging in Germany after legal action from Mondelez International.…

Why claims of ‘sustainable’ beef should be taken with a pinch of salt

In September 2019, the New Yorker published a lengthy article detailing the disruptive intentions of alternative meat businesses. The major…

Oatly greenwashing suit to be settled for $9.3m

Investors suing Sweden’s Oatly have asked a federal judge to approve a $9.25m settlement, after accusing the oat dairy-alternative business…

Explainer: what the US avian flu vaccine delay means for the food industry

Major disruption to global poultry and egg markets has been brought into sharper focus by US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s…

Mondelez eyes better energy use at plant in Austria

Mondelez International is to invest €5m ($5.4m) in the energy efficiency of its Milka chocolate plant in Austria. The US…

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