Commission plans to raise environmental taxes
New European Commission proposals on 'green taxes' to be made this
week could eventually lead to an increase in the cost of doing
business in the EU.
Green crimes take centre stage
Crimes against the environment are to be taken more seriously by
several of the world's leading dairy countries, forcing the
industry to check standards more rigorously.
Safe and sustainable bio-resin eyes commercialisation
A naturally epoxised oil from Ethiopia's vernonia weed could
provide food and drink processors with a safe and sustainable
substitute for the resin used to line packaging.
UK food training academy gets green light
A National Skills Academy for workers in Britain's food and drink
manufacturing sector will open this April, in the latest attempt to
reduce a shortfall of qualified employees.
CIAA lobbies for changes to environmental, trade policies
The Confederation of Food and Drink Industries of the EU (CIAA) has
outlined its strategy in lobbying EU legislators in the upcoming
year on environmental policies and international trade issues.
Green tea flavonoids: Anti-browning additives for dairy?
Scientists in the US are looking into the potential of green tea
polyphenols to stop the Maillard reaction in thermally processed
dairy to prevent dark colours and off-flavours.
Greenhouse gas trading data points to problems
Preliminary data from the first year of the EU's greenhouse gas
trading scheme has highlighted problems in the allocation of plant
outputs and in the tracking of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Low milk prices unsustainable, say producers
Milk producers have renewed their fierce criticism of low farmgate
prices in Britain, as the country's competition watchdog prepares
to open an in-depth probe into the market practices of top
No avoiding sustainable sourcing
Food companies do not yet face the ethical sourcing equation of the
clothing industry, where brands from Nike to Marks & Spencer
cannot afford a single claim of sweat-shop production. But the
moment is fast approaching for food,...
Processors slow in cutting greenhouse gas, researchers say
The UK's food processing industry, which has been fingered for
being slow to adopt new technologies and business practices, has
teamed up with university researchers to cut carbon dioxide (CO2)
EU's anti-GM stance is unsustainable, says study
Europe's opposition to genetically modified ingredients will
significantly increase producers' costs over the next three years
as it becomes ever harder to secure GM-free supplies, says a new
Sustainable vanilla from India reaches Danisco stocks
Diversifying supplies and managing risk for the world's most
expensive, and popular, natural flavour, for the first time
ingredients giant Danisco receives a batch of sustainable organic
vanilla from an Indian monk, reports Lindsey...
Whey-based film promises cost and environmental savings
Scientists in the US have discovered a new way of use dairy
byproducts to preserve fresh foods, a discovery that could save
money and lead to less packaging waste. Anthony Fletcher
Kraft Foods aims for energy and environmental efficiency
Kraft Foods has commissioned an innovative food wastewater
treatment facility at a US cheese plant, which it claims will
reduce waste by more than 90 per cent, writes Anthony
Danish dairy pumps up the environment
Danish dairy Vellev, part of the Arla Group, has improved its
working environment and efficiency by installing Invensys APV's Ws+
self priming pump at its dairy plant in Jutland.