Sustainability

GOED: 'Now you will have a fish feed based on the economics of vegetable oils but with the EPA/DHA of the fish meal market.' ©iStock/PhotoShoppin

Global omega-3 supply set for GM plant shock?

By Shane STARLING

The omega-3 sector has faced down some mega challenges in recent times: Sustainability concerns; research questioning health benefits that has affected global markets. But maintaining volumes may be its greatest challenge yet.

IPES: Existing EU food policies 'do not fit together, and are not delivering – individually or collectively.' ©iStock

Europe’s Plan B: The ‘Common Food Policy’

By Louis Gore-Langton

An independent think tank, IPES, has been set up to advise the EU and work towards creating a common food policy that would create a sustainable, healthy and profitable food system – a ‘plan B’ to the failures of the current framework.

56% of the RUTF products UNICEF procured in 2016 came from suppliers in malnutrition programme countries, up from 38% in 2015. ©UNICEF US

‘We want to enable countries to look after their own children’

UNICEF goes local with RUTF products in war against malnutrition

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Gone are the days when the supply of humanitarian nutrition products relied on just a handful of western companies. UNICEF is pushing its supply of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) into a more competitive future driven by local suppliers ready to...

'A lot of people only think of the social cost, that it's socially and morally unacceptable for people to be obese or malnourished. But in my view the economic impact is very important too,' says FAO economist. ©iStock/ajcabeza

The €3.3 trillion cost of malnutrition inaction

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Economic impact assessments for malnutrition are helping present a “convincing argument” for nutrition investment, says a top economist from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

EIT Food aims to support the creation of 350 start-ups within seven years and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the European food system by 40% by 2030. ©iStock

Algae and alternative protein players in €1.2bn EU food project

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A pan-EU sustainable food project sees Israeli astaxanthin supplier Algatechnologies, champion of pea protein Roquette and Dutch nutrition giant DSM among its 50 partners that will invest close to €1.2bn over the next seven years. 

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'No need for alarm over declining omega-3 levels in salmon'

By Jane Byrne

The head of the research center of the global aqua feed leader, Skretting, has weighed in on the debate generated by BBC coverage of a Scottish study showing omega 3 oils in farmed salmon have halved in the past five years due to more plant based oils...

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Top tweets from HiE 2016: Day 3

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

There might be some sore heads after last night's show floor shenanigans, but Health ingredients Europe (HiE) isn't over yet with debates on category blurring and personalised nutrition. Here are our top tweets from the last day of the event...

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