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In-depth: Why align with UN sustainability goals?

Over the two years since the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were launched, increasing numbers of food companies have...

Brexit: Threat to or chance for UK food security?

Brexit has been said to constitute a clear and present danger to UK food security - but what does food security mean in this context and to...

How's sustainability influencing food M&A?

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions....

Europe's appetite for healthier food on rise

The number of consumers buying healthy food in Europe is growing. Global research firm IRI has conducted a survey on the healthy-eating habi...

Latest Interviews

Sustainability at heart of Ajinomoto's global ambitions 13 Oct 2017

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper looks at how Japan food and ingredients group Ajinomoto’s approach to sustainability ties in with its broader ambitions to become a leading force on the world food stage.


Why UK chocolate upstart Doisy & Dam focused on sustainability at outset - interview 26 Jul 2017

Ben Cooper

UK-based chocolate business Doisy & Dam recently announced it had gained B Corporation status. Ben Cooper spoke with co-founders, Ed Smith and Rich Wilkinson about the importance this young company places on sustainable growth.

Latest News

Chocolate giants sign up to deforestation accord 16 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

Top cocoa-producing nations Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and major confectionery companies have agreed to take action to help eliminate deforestation.


Unilever, PepsiCo among signatories to oxo-degradable plastics campaign 14 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Unilever and PepsiCo are among 150 signatories to have signed up to a move to ban oxo-degradable plastics used in packaging.


What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals? 10 Nov 17

Ben Cooper

Officially coming into force on 1 January 2016, the 17 UN SDGs can justifiably be described as the most significant set of shared goals the world has ever seen. Forming the framework of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, they aim to build on the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) but are more comprehensive, wide-ranging and ambitious.


Nestle sets global target for sourcing only cage-free eggs 2 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Nestle has set a target to use only eggs from cage-free birds in all its food products by 2025 as it seeks to promote the welfare of animals.


McDonald's issues standards for chicken suppliers 30 Oct 17

Dean Best

McDonald's has announced a series of new standards the suppliers of chicken to restaurants in 14 of its markets must meet on animal welfare.


Kraft Heinz makes US broiler chicken pledges 30 Oct 17

Dean Best

Kraft Heinz has set out a commitment to improve how the broiler chickens it uses for its products on sale in the US are treated.

Latest blogs

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.


Do you get just-food's newsletters? You need to do something 17 Aug 17

Dean Best

If you receive just-food's newsletters, we have a message.

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