Sustainability

Enhancing cacao production through regenerative agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture, Part III

Enhancing cacao production through regenerative agriculture

By Simon Pitman

Regenerative farming is said to enhance crops and make the most of limited land resources while reducing the use of chemicals. In the third part of this series we look at how this translates into cacao production, and other crops.

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade crops

Regenerative Agriculture Part II

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade crops

By Simon Pitman

Regenerative agriculture is slowly making inroads into the consumer mindset but still remains a mystery to most. To get to grips with the concept this article takes a look at the most important element: the soil.

Costa Rica regenerative farm project paves the way for better crops

Regenerative Agriculture Part I

Costa Rica regenerative farm paves the way for better crops

By Simon Pitman

The rise and rise of the organic and naturals trend in the food and health and wellness industry is putting increasing pressure on farmers to produce pesticide-free, sustainable and efficient crops for raw materials.

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News in brief

Peru re-opens fish oil exports to Europe

By Stephen Daniells

The National Fisheries Health Organization of Peru, SANIPES, has announced it has reopened export of fish oil for human consumption to the European Union.

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Brazil’s Obrigado announces B Corp status

By Stephen Daniells

Obrigado, the Brazilian coconut water brand with a focus on sustainability, has achieved BCorporation status in recognition of its dedication to social responsibility.

Top 7 from 7: The key global food industry news of the past week

Top 7 from 7: The key global food industry news of the past week

By Stephen Daniells

From Danone’s plan to bring exotic fermented foods to the yogurt aisle to the implications of ConAgra’s acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the past seven days.

Nestlé Brazil organic oats launch, organic supply chain focus

Nestlé Brazil: 'We believe in the organic segment'

By Kacey Culliney

Nestlé Brazil is venturing into organics with a line of certified oats, marking the start of a wider plan the food giant has to develop the organic supply chain in the country.

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Cargill suspends business with Guatemalan palm oil supplier

By Stephen Daniells

Agri-giant Cargill has announced it has suspended sourcing palm oil from Reforestadora de Palmas del Petén, S.A (REPSA) after the Guatemalan supplier failed to meet Cargill’s sustainable palm oil policy.

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