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Can cocoa supply meet future demand sustainably?

Ben Cooper looks at food companies' efforts to put their west African cocoa supply chains on a truly sustainable footing....

Can industry eliminate trans fats by 2023?

The World Health Organization's REPLACE initiative aims to eliminate industrially-produced trans fats from the global food supply by 2023. M...

What are the prospects for insect-based food?

Two major European retailers have started to stock edible, insect-based food, a sign a growing number of consumers are starting to accept th...

Is Spain's healthy-eating push enough?

Spain has become the latest country to see government and industry jointly launch a plan to cut the levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat...

Latest Interviews

UK cheese maker Wyke Farms eyes more mature export business - interview 8 Feb 2018

Dean Best

Wyke Farms, the UK-based cheese supplier, is trying to navigate a tough domestic market while building a more focused export operation amid a volatile dairy sector and with Brexit on the horizon. For all that, managing director Richard Clothier, while cognisant of the challenges, sees opportunity. Dean Best caught up with Clothier to find out more about his plans for growth.


Building supply chain resilience at heart of McCormick’s 2025 vision - interview 4 Dec 2017

Ben Cooper

US flavourings firm McCormick puts supply chain goals front and centre in its new sustainability strategy. Michael Okoroafor, the company’s vice president of global sustainability and packaging innovation, told Ben Cooper why.

Latest News

Colombia makes cocoa deforestation pledge 18 Jul 18

Dean Best

Colombia has set out a commitment to eliminate the deforestation seen in the country's cocoa supply chain by 2020.


EU, Japan sign "economic partnership" 17 Jul 18

Dean Best

The EU and Japan today (17 July) announced they have formally signed a trade agreement between the two markets covering almost a third of the world's GDP.


Arla Foods issues stark warning on Brexit fallout 17 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

European dairy heavyweight Arla Foods has painted a bleak picture of the situation that could face UK consumers post-Brexit.


Sustainable palm oil body reinstates Nestle 16 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

Nestlé has had its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reinstated.


US trade body wants refined ingredients included on GM labels 11 Jul 18

Dean Best

The Grocery Manufacturers Association, the trade body for many of the largest food companies operating in the US, has called on the country's government to order the disclosure of refined ingredients from bio-engineered crops on food labelling.


Palladium Equity Partners makes investment in US firm Spice World 11 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

US private-equity firm Palladium Equity Partners has made an undisclosed investment in Florida-based Spice World through one of its affiliated funds.

Latest blogs

just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 18

Dean Best

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine.


How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

Dean Best

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.



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