2019 Sustainable Food Awards — winners announced
A number of companies across the world have been recognised for their efforts to help build a sustainable food industry at the 2019 Sustainable Food Awards in Amsterdam. The winners and runner-ups of the awards, organised by Ecovia Intelligence, were:
New Sustainable Product
IBIS Rice (Cambodia) took home the award for its organic, wildlife-friendly jasmine rice. The rice is made by 1000 Cambodian rice farmers, protecting 500,000 hectares of forest and wetlands and conserving over 50 animal species.
Fairtrade Original (The Netherlands) was the runner-up with its fairtrade canned jackfruit, which is marketed as a meat alternative. Other finalists were BEE & YOU Propolis (Turkey) and Naturli' Foods Chick Free (Denmark).
VegWare (UK) was announced as the winner with its Bon Appetit foodservice bowls, which are made from plant-based materials and are compostable.
VPZ Verpackungszentrum (Austria) was runner-up with its cellulose-based net packaging. Made from FSC-certified beechwood, the compostable netting is used to package organic fruits and vegetables. EcoTensil (USA) was the other finalist.
Barilla (Italy) received the award for its Mulino Bianco Soft wheat flour. The soft wheat is produced according to sustainable agriculture, and used in the Mulino Bianco Buongrano biscuit.
DianaFood (France) was the runner-up with carrot juice powder, which has low environmental footprint and social impacts. DuPont Biosciences (USA) was the other finalist with HOLDBAC YM VG and DANISCO VG Cultures.
Alara Wholefoods (UK) won in this category, having pioneered many initiatives, including zero-waste and carbon-neutral facilities, as well as adopting compostable packaging.
Sophie’s Kitchen (USA) was the runner-up for creating a novel range of plant-based seafood products. BioFoods (Sri Lanka) was the other finalist.
The two joint winners were ABP Food Group (Ireland), which has introduced a raft of initiatives to reduce its environmental impacts, and Cà Colonna (Italy), a social farming enterprise that is integrating biodiversity into agri-food supply chains.
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