The food industry needs to collaborate more to address sustainability challenges. This was one of the key messages of the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit.
North American crop production has fallen behind that of Western Europe, despite US farmers using genetically modified seed and more pesticide, University of Canterbury researchers have found.
Dagab’s cold storage warehouse is powered by 407 solar cells, which generate 87,000 kWh electricity per year - roughly the amount of energy required to heat five average-sized homes.
Packaging plays a vital role in the food industry and now new Australian research has established how this role can be extended to assist in minimising food waste.
Alba Edible Oils received a grant of nearly $500,000 as part of the Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program. The company has reduced energy wastage by more than 80%, saving $190,000 per year in energy costs.
The AFGC, Coles and the RED Group have launched the REDcycle Program in Canberra, which recycles soft plastic packaging into furniture. Consumers can drop off plastics at eight Coles stores in Canberra.
Don’t compared bottled water with tap water, the Australasian Bottled Water Institute has urged consumers. The institute has rejected recent media reports that bottled water is expensive and environmentally questionable.
To help the US dairy industry achieve its goal of a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, University of Arkansas researchers have developed a ‘cradle-to-grave’ life-cycle analysis of milk.
Queensland Conservation has called on the Newman government to urgently act to reduce plastics entering the environment following the Tasmanian Government’s announcement of a plastic bag ban.
Mushrooms packed with Sira-Flex Resolve film reportedly showed no browning and no condensation after seven days.
TINE, a Norwegian dairy producer, distributor and exporter, is the first brand in Europe to use Tetra Pak’s LightCap 30 product, an HDPE cap made from sugar cane.
The material format combines PET and Plantic biodegradable film to provide a packaging material which has ultrahigh gas barrier properties and is made from up to 60% renewable materials.