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We believe food packaging is fundamental to improving the resilience of food systems

16-Apr-2021

It was 1906 when Alfred Henry Lewis, an American journalist and lawyer stated, “there are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” Since then societies have changed considerably, with over 56% of the global population living in urban areas, compared with less than 15% in 1900. As a result, ...

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Climate change is making it harder to get a good cup of coffee

16-Apr-2021

Ethiopia may produce less specialty coffee and more rather bland tasting varieties in the future. This is the result of a new study by an international team of researchers that looked at the peculiar effects climate change has on Africa's largest coffee producing nation. Their results are ...

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How we can reduce food waste and promote healthy eating

16-Apr-2021

Food waste and obesity are major problems in developed countries. They are both caused by an overabundance of food, but strategies to reduce one can inadvertently increase the other. A broader perspective can help identify ways to limit food waste while also promoting healthy nutrition, two ...

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Mondelez Bahrain Biscuits WLL Simplifies Energy and Water Monitoring

16-Apr-2021

Mondelēz Bahrain Biscuits has implemented a new, cloud-based technology that will help the company efficiently monitor and help reduce the company’s use of electricity, water, and natural gas at its Bahrain factory. Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Resource Advisor will help the operations team ...

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Of apples and oil pumpkins: News from microbiome research

On the trail of the universal apple microbiome

16-Apr-2021

The extent to which the composition of the microbiome of apples and oil pumpkins depends on the geography of the location and what insights can be derived from this for breeding, health and shelf life of the fruits is shown in two recent publications by researchers at TU Graz. The microbiome is ...

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2021 Global Food Policy Report

Lessons from COVID crisis for reducing inequities and enhancing resilience of food systems

15-Apr-2021

The severe health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted food systems and upended livelihoods. Yet pandemic responses have demonstrated the power of well-crafted policies to blunt the impact of major shocks while laying the groundwork for stronger, more resilient food ...

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Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box is first to secure Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ certification

15-Apr-2021

Smurfit Kappa’s innovative three litre Bag-in-Box packagingdesign has received Amazon’s “Frustration-Free Packaging” (FFP) certification. This is a world first for a generic packaging design, applicable for a wide range of products. The company unveiled this unique Amazon FFP pre-certification ...

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Consumers are willing to pay for ecosystem services

15-Apr-2021

Many consumers are willing to pay for improved environmental quality and thus non-market values of impacts of food production on e.g. water quality, C sequestration, biodiversity, pollution, erosion or GHG emissions may even be comparable to the market value of agricultural production. ...

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Bakery consumers are split in attitudes towards bread and cakes

15-Apr-2021

When assessing consumer response to bakery, it is impossible to put bread and cakes in the same basket. The former is seen as an everyday staple with health and nutritional benefits, while the latter are pleasurable indulgences for more occasional use. It is very much a tale of two concepts. In ...

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Cultivating Matsutake, valuable edible fungi

15-Apr-2021

Costing anywhere from 15 to 70 dollars per mushroom depending on the quality, matsutake mushrooms are some of the most valuable edible fungi in the world. Revered for their delicate scent, matsutake mushrooms are cooked in rice or soups as an Autumn celebration delicacy in Japan. However, there ...

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