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Europe: Olam shares on scheme that helps rice growers, supports consumers’ green ideals

Olam International is calling for retailers and food brands to back the new Sustainable Rice Platform-Verified (SPR-verified) Assurance Scheme and consumer pack label, which...

Europe: Research found detection method for gene-edited crop, Greenpeace

Greenpeace, some non-governmental organizations, non-GMO food associations and a food retailer, announced a public detection method for a gene-edited crop. The new research refutes claims...

Europe: FAO releases new policy guidance on trade and food safety

The COVID-19 pandemic will have an unprecedented impact on global and regional trade. According to the World Trade Organization, world merchandise trade in 2020...

Europe: Nestlé pumps effort into sustainable packaging moves

Nestlé is intensifying its actions to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 and to reduce its use of virgin plastics...

Europe: Nestlé products to don nutrition labeling in 2020

Nestlé says it will use Nutri-Score nutrition labeling in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland, starting in the first half of 2020. It will...

Europe: FAO, GAIN to help SMEs bring improved nutrition to market

FAO and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) have agreed to enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems, focusing on new approaches...

Americas: Sealed Air joins Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Sealed Air Corporation has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a new global organization comprised nearly 30 companies to date making a five-year...

Americas: IFST updates information on stevia

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has updated its Information Statement on Stevia, which covers EU regulatory changes to mid-2018. It also includes...

Europe: Institutions to curb the use of single-use plastic products

The European institutions have reached an agreement on a directive to curb the use of a number of single-use plastic products in the EU,...

Americas: IFF company’s 90 natural extracts are certified vegan

IFF-LMR, a subsidiary of International Flavors & Fragrances said its 90 natural extracts in its portfolio are certified vegan by the EVE (Expertise Vegan...