A conference involving The Platform for Sustainable Cocoa, the Soy and Palm Oil Network and the Coffee Interest Group was recently held in Bern Switzerland to develop new tougher measures for the conservation of tropical forests.
JBS has set targets to stamp out deforestation in its supply chain and move to net zero emissions by 2040. Former World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sustainability expert Maurício S. Bauer tells us why he has decided to transition from the NGO sector and join...
Six of the world’s largest food and agribusiness companies have developed a new method to tackle deforestation and grassland conversion for soy crops in Brazil’s biodiversity-rich Cerrado region, which neighbours the Amazon.
Orbital Insight’s technology will combine satellite images of Indonesia and Brazil with geolocation data to provide specific information on ‘the first mile’ – the journey that palm oil fruit or soybeans travel from the plantation to a mill. “With a clearer...
JBS has defended its efforts to eliminate deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest after criticism from environmental campaigners led the UK’s largest supermarket Tesco to attempt to cut links with the meat giant.
Since going public with its zero deforestation commitment last October, the Palm Grower Association of Guatemala (GREPALMA) has more than doubled the number of signatories to its sustainable development targets.
Retailers are pushing suppliers to adopt more sustainable practices in Latin America, says Chain Reaction Research, as it reveals Carrefour Brazil's CEO asked suppliers to map out their deforestation action plans.
Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, deserves huge credit for putting the fires in the Amazon rainforest on the global agenda, CEO of US based environmental campaign group, Mighty Earth, Glenn Hurowitz, told FeedNavigator today.
US company C16 Biosciences has developed a way to 'brew' palm oil through microbial fermentation, producing sustainable, deforestation-free palm oil. But what will the impact on smallholder farmers be - and will consumers accept it?
The major barriers in sourcing 100% deforestation-free soy include long supply chains and the legal conversion of natural vegetation to cropland, Nestlé’s soya sourcing lead Madeleine Eilert tells FoodNavigator.
Strict environmental regulations in the Brazilian Amazon under previous governments helped make farmers more productive, according to a study. "Bolsonaro’s intentions to loosen environmental protections in the Amazon are a no-win for society,"...