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Methane-Eating Bacteria Could Be a Win-Win for Reducing Emissions, Impacts of Fish Farming
Methane-Eating Bacteria Could Be a Win-Win for Reducing Emissions, Impacts of Fish Farming

Supply Chain / A non-animal, non-vegetable feed for fish farms could help reduce the negative impacts of our fish consumption. Fish is likely an inevitable part of how the world will meet the protein demands of over 9 billion people by 2050, and the World Bank predicts that fish farms will produce nearly two thirds of global supply by 2030. - 8 years ago

General Mills, ‘Disappointed’ by Lack of National Solution, Will Label GMOs
General Mills, ‘Disappointed’ by Lack of National Solution, Will Label GMOs

Marketing and Comms / On Friday, General Mills announced that it will “soon” start labeling its products that contain genetically modified organism (GMO) ingredients nationwide. With the rationale that it is impractical to label its products for just one state, the company plans to disclose GMO ingredients according to the law set to go into effect in Vermont on July 1. - 8 years ago

Consumers ‘Actively Seek’ Natural Ingredients, Clean Label Packaging
Consumers ‘Actively Seek’ Natural Ingredients, Clean Label Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Products that can be positioned as ‘natural,’ ‘organic,’ and/or ‘free from additives/preservatives,’ are part of a movement that is here to stay, according to global ingredients solutions company Ingredion. Research commissioned by the company reveals that European customers are paying more attention to food packaging and ingredients, with a preference for clean label positioning – a short, simple ingredient list that features minimally processed ingredients. “Our research tells us that consumers are actively looking for products with clean label claims,” said Mona Schmitz-Hübsch, European Marketing Manager at Ingredion. - 8 years ago

Study: More Conscious Living Increases Happiness; Tetra Pak Challenges Consumers to Find Out
Study: More Conscious Living Increases Happiness; Tetra Pak Challenges Consumers to Find Out

Behavior Change / New findings from a survey and a social experiment suggest that ‘the key to happiness’ may be as simple as making small lifestyle changes that help protect Earth’s natural resources. 70 percent of the survey respondents and all of the participants in the social experiment reported that ‘making eco-minded choices’ led to significant increases in personal happiness. - 8 years ago

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Trending: New Materials, Traceability Could Help Mould Circular Economy for Plastics
Trending: New Materials, Traceability Could Help Mould Circular Economy for Plastics

The Next Economy / With the opportunity to curb over $80 billion in annual industry losses, a circular economy for plastics seems pretty appealing. Several projects in Europe are working to make this happen: Earlier this month, Sustainable Brands covered a collaborative effort between the cities of London, Amsterdam and Copenhagen to improve plastics capture, but companies, non-profits and research centres are also working together to improve traceability and create new materials to help facilitate the transition to a circular economy for plastics. - 8 years ago

GRI: The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure Is Real-Time Interaction
GRI: The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure Is Real-Time Interaction

Cleantech / Scores of sustainability data are collected and reported, but much of its value is still buried. According to GRI, sustainability performance data will be pivotal in solving society’s key challenges – and with the help of technology, the way it is captured, analyzed and used is all about to change. - 8 years ago

Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Join Market Research Partnership to Tackle SDGs
Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Join Market Research Partnership to Tackle SDGs

Collaboration / There is yet another new group that can be filed under Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. Yesterday, Unilever and several industry partners announced the creation of an open platform to share their ideas, data, and insights on addressing key global challenges. - 8 years ago

DNA Tests Bolster Credibility of MSC-Labeled Seafood
DNA Tests Bolster Credibility of MSC-Labeled Seafood

Supply Chain / Mislabeled seafood products have become a widespread problem: A recent study found that across 4,500 global samples, 30 percent of seafood products are mislabeled. The issue threatens reputable and sustainable fisheries and seafood traders, and can allow illegal and unregulated fishing practices to go undetected. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing has been estimated at 11-26 million tonnes of landed fish each year, representing losses of $10-23.5 billion to the fishing industry. - 8 years ago

Americans #DidntNotice When Kraft Mac & Cheese Went All-Natural: A Great Lesson for Big Food
Americans #DidntNotice When Kraft Mac & Cheese Went All-Natural: A Great Lesson for Big Food

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Kraft Heinz followed through on its promise to remove artificial flavors, preservatives and dyes from its iconic macaroni and cheese – three months ago. In what the company is calling “the world’s largest ‘blind taste test,’” Kraft Mac & Cheese quietly changed its recipe and the ingredients listed on the box in December, and sold over 50 million boxes before making a formal announcement about it. - 8 years ago

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Report: Water Management Action Plan for Food, Beverage Supply Chains
Report: Water Management Action Plan for Food, Beverage Supply Chains

Supply Chain / Water quality is an urgent national concern in the UK, where only 17 percent of water bodies currently meet ‘good’ standards. Several businesses are already working with farmers and others in their supply chains to improve the situation, but UK charity Business in the Community (BITC) is calling for more to be done. - 8 years ago

Happy Family Providing Full Transparency With New Clear Baby Food Pouches
Happy Family Providing Full Transparency With New Clear Baby Food Pouches

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Organic food brand Happy Family is the first national brand to offer fully transparent baby food pouches. Happy Family's new Clearly Crafted™ product line showcases “goodness you can see” with clear plastic packaging, recipes listed directly on the pouches (not just the ingredients list), and the USDA-Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified logos. - 8 years ago

Insect Protein Company Exo Raises $4M in Series A Round
Insect Protein Company Exo Raises $4M in Series A Round

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Alternative protein company Exo announced the close of a $4 million Series A funding round today. The company’s cricket flour protein bars are “formulated for taste” to “appeal to everybody” by Kyle Connaughton, former Head Chef of R&D at The Fat Duck. The funding round was led by AccelFoods, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on food and beverage companies. - 8 years ago

Target, Hershey, Waitrose Join Consortium to Shape Future of Protein
Target, Hershey, Waitrose Join Consortium to Shape Future of Protein

Collaboration / Protein is an essential part of any diet. As the global population surges to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, meeting the world’s demand for protein will become increasingly difficult. Having researched the issue and after working with 200 stakeholders, Forum for the Future is bringing together organisations across the protein system to collaborate as part of The Protein Challenge 2040. - 8 years ago

Canada Accepting Public Comments on Draft Sustainable Development Strategy
Canada Accepting Public Comments on Draft Sustainable Development Strategy

Leadership / Last week, the Government of Canada released the 2015 Progress Report and 2016-2019 draft of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). - 8 years ago

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PSA Illustrates Potentially Hairy Effects of China's Air Pollution
PSA Illustrates Potentially Hairy Effects of China's Air Pollution

Marketing and Comms / Air pollution in China is unavoidable, and a huge health problem. Last year, a Berkeley Earth study found that deaths related to the main air pollutant, PM2.5 particles, total 1.6 million a year or 17 percent of China’s mortality rate. - 8 years ago

Trending: Reducing Waste With Chewing Gum Plastic, Innovative Design
Trending: Reducing Waste With Chewing Gum Plastic, Innovative Design

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Rather than creating more waste, two new plastic solutions are speaking to the eco-conscious: Gumdrop Ltd. is using chewing gum in a novel, closed-loop recycling solution, while a new container was designed for improved reusability and recyclability. - 8 years ago

Trending: Biomimetic Design Solutions Collecting Clean Water from the Air
Trending: Biomimetic Design Solutions Collecting Clean Water from the Air

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / According to the United Nations, 1.2 billion people live in areas of physical water scarcity and another 1.6 billion people face economic water shortage or lack the infrastructure to take water from rivers and aquifers, making water scarcity one of the most significant global problems to be faced this century. - 8 years ago

California’s Drought Added $2B In Energy Costs, Caused 10% More Emissions
California’s Drought Added $2B In Energy Costs, Caused 10% More Emissions

Cleantech / California’s drought is contributing to a dangerous cycle: Reduced water flows have reduced hydroelectric power generation, leading to an increased reliance on natural gas for the state to meet its energy needs. Since climate change is worsening California’s drought, and emissions contribute to climate change, well, the situation is not good, to say the least. - 8 years ago

China’s Biggest Movie Ever Is an ‘Eco-Fable’ Rom-Com About Evils of Human Development
China’s Biggest Movie Ever Is an ‘Eco-Fable’ Rom-Com About Evils of Human Development

Marketing and Comms / A new romantic comedy with an environmental message has become the highest-earning film ever shown in China. The Mermaid, a Chinese-Hong Kong co-production, raked in an impressive 2.7 billion yuan ($417 million) in its first two weeks in theaters. - 8 years ago

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How Supermarkets Can Help Fight Obesity, One Receipt at a Time
How Supermarkets Can Help Fight Obesity, One Receipt at a Time

Behavior Change / Obesity is a big problem in numerous countries around the world. Obesity rates are above 20 percent in every US state, and exceed 35 percent in 3 states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi). Every state is expected to reach a rate of at least 44 percent by 2030, and in 13 states, the rate is expected to surpass 60 percent. Across the pond, the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that 74 percent of men and 64 percent of women in the UK will be overweight or obese by 2030. - 8 years ago