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Food made from waste ingredients may be popular

20 December, 2017

Would you eat rescued relish or recycled brewing grains? According to a study by Drexel University, many consumers may be willing to buy foods made from discarded ingredients.


Gen Y and Victorians are the biggest contributors to Australia's $9.6 billion of waste food each year

06 November, 2017

The average Australian household wastes 14% of the food it procures every year. Reducing this wastage by half would result in $525 in savings, according to the RaboDirect 2017 Food & Farming Report.


New Zealand endorses the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

20 September, 2017

New Zealand's commitment towards a global sustainable dairy development has been confirmed, with DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) endorsing the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.


Food and beverage companies awarded for sustainability

04 September, 2017

Hosted on 23 August in Melbourne, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation's (APCO) annual awards named The Smith's Snackfood Company & Sakata Rice Snacks Australia, Pernod Ricard Winemakers and Rawbone Pet Foods as winners.


Munters receives 2017 Energy Innovation Award

28 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

The 2017 Europe Datacloud Awards announced Munters as the winner of the 'Industry Energy Innovation' award.


Mollusc shells: nuisance waste or a sustainable biomaterial source?

07 July, 2017

What can you do with the more than 7-plus million tonnes of mollusc shells discarded by the seafood industry each year?


Corn: biofuel or food?

21 June, 2017

Renewable biofuels are so environmentally warm and fuzzy. Plant the corn, grow it in the sunshine and fresh air, harvest it and then turn it into ethanol for use as fuel. Really, you can just about hear the birds singing. But is this the most economically and environmentally advantageous way to use corn? How about using corn as a food?


How the food industry can contribute to greenhouse gas reductions

16 June, 2017

In the scope of the Paris climate protection agreement, Germany has committed itself to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by 55% compared to the level of 1990. Only two things can help here: designing the processes as energy-saving and efficiently as possible and relying on renewable energy. Which technologies do the food and beverage manufacturers need to reduce the consumption of energy in the production processes?


Sustainable foods and their true value

17 May, 2017

The Sustainable Foods Summit aims to show how sustainable products have a lower impact over conventional products. A growing body of evidence presents the disparity between the price we pay for food and the costs of production and consumption. Reflecting market prices do not expose the environmental, social and health impacts of food products.


Moving machines with sesame oil

16 May, 2017

Sesame oil aims to make a feasible and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.


Turning food waste into tyres

13 April, 2017 by Pam Frost Gorder

Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a patent-pending technology for incorporating food waste into rubber.


Foodbank a key player in tackling Australia's $20 billion food waste problem

05 April, 2017

Food relief organisation Foodbank is taking a leadership role in the development of the Australian Government's first National Food Waste Strategy, which aims to halve Australia's food wastage by 2030.


When increased hydropower means decreased irrigation

15 February, 2017

A groundbreaking paper has found that in many parts of the world, hydropower can be in direct competition with irrigation — potentially impacting food security.


DuPont to supply biogas enzymes to MIAVIT

23 November, 2016

DuPont Industrial Biosciences will supply enzymes for incorporation into biogas-boosting products distributed by MIAVIT under a new supply agreement.


Europe wants to replace poisons with laser fences

27 October, 2016

The European Commission is moving towards the elimination of rodenticide use by funding a project to develop a laser fence to protect crops against unwanted animals.


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