Sustainability > Green economics

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.


Brambles partners with The Global FoodBanking Network to tackle hunger and food waste

21 October, 2016

Brambles has signed a three-year agreement with an international non-profit organisation, The Global FoodBanking Network, to assist efforts to reduce hunger, poverty, malnutrition and food waste globally.


Inghams’ zero waste to landfill goal

20 October, 2016

A complete waste management solution at two of Inghams’ plants has led to a significant cost saving of more than 30% per annum and an increased diversion rate of 95% at both plants.


Depackaging waste to recycle more

20 October, 2016

An innovative depackaging unit allows both food packaging and its contents to be recycled into valuable resources by separating the two components.


Global standard will facilitate management of food loss and waste

20 October, 2016

Every year Australians scrape $10 billion off their plates into the garbage, according to the RaboDirect Food & Farming Financial Health Barometer report. How does this compare to the rest of the world? An interesting question that would once have been impossible to answer because until recently there was no globally agreed standard on how to measure food loss and waste (FLW).


UPM Raflatac directs label waste to energy, not landfill

20 October, 2016

At this year's Labelexpo Americas event in Chicago, UPM Raflatac partnered with organisers to enable exhibiting label converters to give their label, matrix and liner waste a new life in the form of energy.


Egypt promotes farmed fish as food security measure

12 September, 2016

Some of Egypt's top chefs have come together to taste test new preparation methods and recipes for farmed Nile tilapia, as part of a project aimed at increasing the use of farmed fish to improve food and nutrition security in the region.


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