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Reduce food waste with a fridge selfie

09 June, 2016

Bosch has launched a smart fridge that uses cameras to snap the contents of shelves and the door and uploads a photo to the consumer's smartphone.


Tetra Pak targets 100% renewable power

06 June, 2016

Tetra Pak has committed to increasing its use of renewable electricity to 100% across all global operations by 2030.


Qld research could eliminate fossil fuel use in sugar industry

05 May, 2016

Researchers from QUT are developing and testing new technologies with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry.


Sustainable Foods Summit Europe

16 March, 2016

The agenda for the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will feature sustainable ingredients and approaches to tackle food losses and waste.


Climate change threatens diet of rich and poor

10 March, 2016

Reduced food availability will prompt changes to diet — such as reductions in fruit and vegetable intake — that could cause twice as many deaths as undernutrition, according to a study published in The Lancet.


Banning GMOs could increase greenhouse emissions

08 March, 2016

Banning GMOs in the United States could result in higher food prices, a boost in greenhouse gas emissions and major loss of forest and pasture land, a study has shown.


Preventing food waste better strategy than turning it into biogas

21 January, 2016

Cutting food waste instead of collecting it and turning it into biogas cuts energy impacts more than biogas production and use.


Tassal top of the table for sustainability

11 December, 2015

Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has been ranked number one in a report that benchmarks sustainability reporting and transparency in seafood companies.


The elephant in the room at Paris climate talks: why food production must change

07 December, 2015 by Tim Lang and Rebecca Wells, City University London

The grand political narratives around the COP21 conference in Paris will barely touch on one crucial aspect — food.


From bread to bulb

11 November, 2015

Researchers have found a way to create LEDs from food and beverage waste.


Pasteurisation system helps food waste AD facility achieve PAS 110 certification

02 November, 2015

Pasteurisation technology supplied by HRS Heat Exchangers has helped international waste-to-product business Shanks Group gain PAS 110 certification for its Westcott Park AD facility in Buckinghamshire, UK.


What a waste of potatoes

28 October, 2015

Food waste is a hot topic, and the humble potato is a disproportionate victim of our wasteful ways.


Container deposit scheme: the state of play

22 October, 2015 by Mike Ritchie, Director, MRA Consulting Group

The NSW Government announced in February 2015 that it had a preference to introduce a container deposit scheme. That announcement was endorsed by the Opposition. So what is the state of play beyond NSW?


Technology creates cattle feed from food waste

08 October, 2015

A Mexican company has patented technology to extract nutrients from the organic waste generated by hotels and restaurants and transform them into a main ingredient for cattle food.


Initiative diverts food waste to nourish depleted soils

07 October, 2015

Yarra Valley Farms, a fruit and vegetable wholesaler, and Eco Guardians, which markets a food waste dehydration system, have launched an initiative to transform food waste into nutrient-rich, concentrated organic fertiliser.


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