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Food industry asked to come clean on secret food waste mountain

A new report released this week by campaign group This is Rubbish (TiR) calls on the food industry to improve its reporting of food waste, following their research into mandatory supply chain audits. The report, Counting What Matters, explores

Flavoured to Kill - why a common food additive is so detrimental to your health.

You have heard of Monosodium Glutamate “MSG” but what is it? Glutamic acid and its ions and salts are known collectively as glutamates. They are flavour enhancing compounds providing an umami (savory) taste to food. The sodium salt of glutamic acid,

Fairfood looks into the production of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the world’s second most important vegetable crop after potatoes. They are grown in almost every country, even in Siberia and are susceptible to the techniques of modern agriculture – the more fertilisation and pesticides used,

Fairfood International and the production of Cashews

At parties, events, waiting rooms and so forth, nuts are the irreplaceable snack. Cashews are one of the upscale nibbles, with their nutty taste and buttery texture. They are also used in cooking – often as a meat substitute to

Fairfood International and the production of Coconuts….

Bountiful beaches sprinkled with decorative palm trees – paradise on earth! The scents and flavours of coconuts can invoke a heavenly ambiance. However, nothing can be further from the truth for the factory workers in the

Fairfood International – Sustainability and the Certification Labels

Worldwide there are hundreds of certification schemes and other initiatives promoting the sustainability of food. That is good news for increased sustainability within the food industry. There is a potential pitfall though.

Fighting Poverty through your Breakfast Bowl

The organization ‘Traidcraft’ are renowned for their mission statement of ‘helping poverty through trade’ and they have teamed up with Alara Wholefoods to create the world’s first range of Fair Trade mueslis – GEO Muesli.

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