Sustainability

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How has global food supply changed in 50 years?

By Flora Southey

Researchers have noted ‘clear shifts’ in global food supply since the 1960s, including a decline in the supply of animal sourced foods and sugar in high-income English-speaking countries.

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Plastic food and drink packaging: Use it or lose it?

By Niamh Michail

As Mexico becomes the latest country in Latin America to set national plastic-reduction goals, increasing numbers of Latinos are looking for plastic-free packaging options, according to market analysts. But how feasible is going plastic-free?

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Sustainability, storytelling, sport and sugar-free lead trends in 2020

By Natasha Spencer

Julian Mellentin, food and beverage consultant at New Nutrition Business takes us through the emerging and developing trends impacting nutrition in the LATAM region today, and most importantly, what producers and marketeers need to consider moving into...

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Digitizing the cocoa value chain in Honduras

By Niamh Michail

From blockchain to crop monitoring with drones, smallholder cocoa producers in Honduras are digitizing their production thanks to a project led by the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Public-private cooperation boosts modern agriculture, study says

By Asia Sherman

Exponential market growth in Mexican pork and Peruvian fruits and vegetables highlights how firms and governments can work together successfully in the modern agri-food industry, says a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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Diet-related diseases responsible for 600,000 deaths

By Natasha Spencer

The United Nations urges governments to implement multifaceted actions to stop the increase in both hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, it reveals in its latest report on the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security in LATAM.

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Costa Rica moves towards sustainable, low-emission agriculture

By Niamh Michail

Costa Rica is moving towards its goal of emitting zero net carbon emissions by 2050, protecting biodiverse farming areas and co-leading the UN's One Planet Network - but still has a long way to go to fully decarbonize its economy, say experts.

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Scrutiny mounts as meatpacker JBS reduces transparency

By Asia Sherman

Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS has stopped providing specific details on the sources of its beef supply even in the wake of raging Amazon forest fires sparked by cattle ranchers and loggers in the name of agribusiness.

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Chilean healthy nutrition brand Denda raises $1 million

By Natasha Spencer

As sustainability e-commerce platform, Denda, injects capital into its nutrition and health-focused brand, we spoke to the company’s CEO Felipe Parragué to find out more about its environmental stance and growth plans.