Sustainability

UK food industry faces labour shortfall as Brexit fallout gathers pace

Food manufacturing faces being squeezed by the twin challenges of a potential labour shortage as the supply of EU migrants is reduced or even dries up after Brexit. ©iStock/Bank215

UK food manufacturers faces a shortage in labour skills and manpower fuelled by Brexit and low numbers of young people choosing the sector as a career, say food policy experts.

Even the most technologically possible GHG reductions of 32% are outpaced by an increasing demand for meat, the study said. ©iStock/marilyna

Meat-analogue switch could meet greenhouse gas targets, study suggests

RSPO-alternative standard Palm Done Right sees prospects within confectionery. Photo: PDR

Confectionery industry can go beyond RSPO palm standards, says Palm Done Right

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Firmenich weathers the vanilla supply storm with diversified sourcing

Aspects of the Mediterranean diet were used to form Barilla's approach in achieving long-term sustainability and improving the health of the population. ©iStock

Barilla identifies Med diet and sustainability as the ‘new culture’ of food

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Do consumers really care about the ethical considerations of fishing?

Around 20% of Olam Cocoa's cocoa beans are currently sourced to its version of sustainability. ©iStock/AndreyGorulko

Olam Cocoa to source 100% sustainable beans by 2020

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Rabobank launches investment initiative to promote innovation

Co-op UK to support women's leadership program as cocoa in own label brands goes Fairtrade. Photo: Co-op

Co-op UK to source 100% Fairtrade cocoa under hybrid model for retailers

The Village Knowledge Centres serve as a place where farmers can meet to discuss, not only with each other, but also with scientists, government agencies and other stakeholders. ©Ragnar Våga Pedersen.

Food production can weather the storm, say sustainability project leaders

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