Sustainability

Save Food Packaging Awards recognise innovation and sustainability

06 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced the winners of the inaugural Australia/New Zealand Save Food Packaging Awards.


Qld research could eliminate fossil fuel use in sugar industry

05 May, 2016 | Supplied by: QUT

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


Quantum Power biogas project

26 April, 2016 | Supplied by: Quantum Power Limited

A biogas project to be undertaken at a large Western Australian pork producer will offset 100% of grid-supplied electricity.


A new whey for CIP in dairies

19 April, 2016

Scientific evidence of the safety of re-use of reconditioned water in food processing plants has been established based on investigations of recycling and re-using the water from whey for clean-in-place systems in dairies.


Brewery ditches labels for premium beer in sustainable PET

23 March, 2016 | Supplied by: KHS Pacific Pty Ltd

Belgian brewery Martens has used digital printing technology from KHS to eliminate labels, producing a visually appealing, premium and more sustainable PET package.


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.


NZ scientists blame agriculture, not fossil fuels, for rising methane

14 March, 2016

A study by scientists from New Zealand has concluded that increasing levels of methane in the atmosphere since 2007 are most likely due to agricultural practices and not fossil fuel production as previously thought.


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.


Could global water management feed the hungry?

19 February, 2016

Scientists have determined that improved agricultural water management could halve the global food gap by 2050.


The water-energy nexus

02 February, 2016

Increasing output while reducing consumption of water is challenging the beverage and brewing industries.


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.


Less meat = less heat, 'Meatless Monday' advocates say

10 December, 2015

At the COP21 in Paris, scientists have urged world leaders not to overlook the climatic implications of burgeoning global rates of meat consumption.


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.


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