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Guide: Meat companies with stakes in meat-free

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manu...

Why Nestle’s Fairtrade move is wrong

just-food's Ben Cooper sets out his opposition to Nestlé's decision to end Fairtrade certification for its flagship KitKat choco...

Brand values only first stop on diversity review

Food companies must reappraise their brands and make sure they stand up to today's values – and go further still in their supply...

Upfield's investment in plant-based R&D looks wise

Covid-19 may have added significant uncertainty to the macroeconomic outlook but investments should still be made to lean into consumer tren...

Latest Interviews

"We want to transform the sector" – Mondelez's Cathy Pieters on snacks giant's Cocoa Life programme, its progress and challenges ahead 19 Jun 2020

Ben Cooper

In 2016, Mondelez ended Fairtrade certification for Dairy Milk and forged a new tie-up with Fairtrade through its own sustainability platform Cocoa Life. What happened next?


"It’s too bad we have to go through pain to see the truth" – TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky on why we need to cut waste 13 Feb 2020

Thomas Parker

TerraCycle has grown to become one of the most well-known names in recycling. We speak to CEO Tom Szaky on how he's reshaping the way consumers use and dispose of packaging.

Latest News

Mondelez to ditch racially-insensitive brand name in New Zealand 9 Jul 20

Andy Coyne

US confectionery giant Mondelez International has announced it is ditching a long-existing product name that may be deemed to be racially insensitive.


UK meat, retail sectors sign up to initiative to halve waste and cut emissions 8 Jul 20

Simon Harvey

UK meat processors, retailers and trade bodies have signed up to a new initiative to combat food waste and emissions.


Unilever and Hershey pull US social media advertising over hate speech 29 Jun 20

Andy Coyne

Food heavyweights Unilever and Hershey have taken decisions on whether to support a campaign calling for a boycott of social media advertising over the promotion of hate speech.


Synlait attains B Corp certification 29 Jun 20

Andy Coyne

New Zealand infant-formula maker Synlait has updated the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on its attempt to attain B Corp certification.


Danone investors back 'enterprise a mission' status 26 Jun 20

Andy Coyne

French dairy giant Danone has moved further along its chosen route of becoming a purpose-driven rather than profit-motivated business following a shareholder vote.


Food sector set for investment from Amazon's $2bn climate fund 25 Jun 20

Andy Coyne

Food and agriculture will be one of the sectors of focus of a technology giant's new Climate Pledge Fund, which has an initial investment pot of US$2bn.



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