All news articles for December 2017

Plenish Gut Health Programme. Picture: Plenish.

Food & drink wellness trends for 2018

By Jenny Eagle

Kara Rosen, founder of the organic pressed juice and dairy-free nut milk brand, Plenish, reveals her predictions of the trends set to land in 2018.

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Aldi Champagne sorbet can keep its sparkle, ECJ rules

By Niamh Michail

German hard discounter Aldi was not taking unfair advantage of the denomination Champagne when it sold a sorbet containing origin-protected Champagne, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.

Olam diversifies hazelnut sourcing to meet rising global demand

Olam diversifies hazelnut sourcing to meet rising global demand

By Niamh Michail

Thirty years ago, Turkey produced 80% of world’s hazelnuts but it has hit its production limit and, as global demand for hazelnuts continues to rise, the country’s dominance is falling. We spoke to agri-food processor Olam on how it is diversifying its...

If certfication can't bring farmers out poverty, can it be called truly sustainable?

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Fair game: How effective is cocoa certification?

By Oliver Nieburg

Sourcing to fair trade standards, such as UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade, is an important first step for chocolate makers towards cocoa sustainability, but will not necessarily bring farmers out of extreme poverty, say supply chain actors.

Sugar taxes: The global picture in 2017

Sugar taxes: The global picture in 2017

By Lester Wan, Elaine Watson, Rachel Arthur

Sugar taxes have continued to gain momentum in 2017, but the introduction of new legislation is rarely straight-forward. We take a look at countries around the globe where sugar taxes have been making headlines this year.

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