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More young people abstaining from alcohol, and others drinking less

16-Oct-2018

The study, published in BMC Public Health, analysed a 10-year period of data from the annual Health Survey for England. Researchers found that the proportion of 16 to 24 year olds who don’t drink alcohol increased from 18% in 2005 to 29% in 2015. The authors attributed this trend largely to an ...

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Better mediterranean than vegan?

Why a diet without meat and animal products should only be chosen carefully

16-Oct-2018

Since 1994, World Vegan Day has been celebrated on 1 November. Numerous campaigns advertise on this day for a nutrition without meat and animal products such as eggs and milk. The Internist and nourishing medical profession Professor Dr. Daniel king of the University of Freiburg sees a purely ...

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First coffee capsule compostable at home

Organically based synthetic material with sunflower seed shells protects fossil resources

16-Oct-2018

In cooperation with Golden Compound, the internationally active packaging manufacturer ALPLA is bringing a world first onto the market: a biodegradable coffee capsule that consumers can dispose of in their home compost. Together with materials manufacturer Golden Compound, ALPLA has developed a ...

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Ball Intends to Cease Production at its Beverage Packaging Facility in San Martino, Italy

16-Oct-2018

Ball Corporation announced today that it intends to cease production at the company's San Martino, Italy, facility at the end of December 2018 and only after due negotiation with the trade union. Customers currently supported by the San Martino beverage container plant will be supplied by other ...

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SodaStream builds innovative marine vessel to fish plastic waste out of the sea

16-Oct-2018

SodaStream International Ltd. has today sent a vessel called "Holy Turtle" on a grand voyage. The innovative vehicle, of considerable size, is designed to fish plastic waste from the open sea and is currently being tested in the Caribbean off the coast of Roatán, Honduras, under the leadership of ...

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Feeding the world with ISO standards on World Food Day

16-Oct-2018

Zero Hunger is one of the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the theme of this year’s World Food Day. ISO International Standards are stepping up to the plate by demonstrating that they are valuable tools in achieving it. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization ...

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New insights on drought and heat vulnerability of maiz and wheat

16-Oct-2018

Too hot and too dry: the summer of 2018 saw losses in arable crops of up to 50 percent in some regions of Germany. As such weather extremes are likely to increase in the future, adapting agriculture to climate change is crucial. Important strategies include agronomic management and breeding of ...

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The potential of plant protein

15-Oct-2018

Plant protein has a bright future ahead of it. Major brands have begun to experiment with plant offerings to demonstrate the attractiveness of plant products to an increasingly broad consumer base. Vegetable foods are no longer niches and are beginning to form a central part of the innovation ...

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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

15-Oct-2018

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whose ...

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Two-million euros in startup funding for producing food out of air

11-Oct-2018

The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity as the main resources. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein in 2020. “We are starting test production in ...

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