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Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

Briefing: Sustainable sourcing – Why focus on cane sugar supply chains set to increase

Briefing: Sustainable sourcing – Why focus on cane sugar supply chains set to increase

The fourth agricultural commodity to be featured in just-food's management briefing on sustainable sourcing is the world's largest - sugarcane. While sugar is already a much-discussed subject in the context of the obesity debate, Ben Cooper writes, food companies are under increasing pressure to step up engagement on sugar from a supply chain perspective and scale up current sustainability efforts.

Sustainability Watch: Mars aims to support farmers with new fund

Sustainability Watch: Mars aims to support farmers with new fund

Reflecting not only the increasing emphasis food companies are placing on their agricultural supply chains but on supporting smallholder farmers specifically, Mars and Danone have jointly launched the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer and health & wellness officer at Mars, spoke with Ben Cooper about the initiative and the positive impact the founding companies hope it will bring.

Briefing: Sustainable sourcing – Soy to remain in the GMO firing line

Briefing: Sustainable sourcing – Soy to remain in the GMO firing line

In the third section of just-food's management briefing looking at sustainable sourcing, Ben Cooper asks whether discussion of the role genetic modification (GM) plays in the soy sector is a critical debate or a distraction from more important sustainability issues around deforestation and its consequences.