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Mercabarna recognises pioneers in food waste 

Mercabarna recognises pioneers in food waste 
Barcelona’s wholesale market Mercabarna has announced the winners of the 2nd Paco Muñoz Awards which recognise initiatives to reduce food waste.  The winner in the private sector was Catalonia-based supermarket […]
Tue 20/07/2021 by Richard Wilkinson

EU’s new single-use plastics directive enters force

EU’s new single-use plastics directive enters force
The EU’s revised regulatory rules on food packaging came into force on July 3rd, with the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUP) (Directive EU 2019/904). The ruling is part of the […]
Thu 15/07/2021 by Richard Wilkinson

Europe’s organic market worth €45 billion

Europe’s organic market worth €45 billion
Global consumer demand for organic food increased substantially during the pandemic, with evidence that retail sales have increased by as much as 30% in some countries. But even before the […]
Thu 15/07/2021 by Richard Wilkinson

SHAFFE launches sustainability task force

SHAFFE launches sustainability task force
SHAFFE (The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters) has founded an ad-hoc taskforce on sustainability to identify common challenges and develop strategic recommendations on “what a sustainable produce industry […]
Wed 30/06/2021 by Richard Wilkinson

A focus on sustainability at this year’s Biofruit Congress

A focus on sustainability at this year’s Biofruit Congress
The 4th International Biofruit Congress, on organic demand and sustainable supply, kicked off on June 17 with a digital session held on LiveConnect at ifema.es. “How to satisfy the more […]
Tue 29/06/2021 by Julie Butler
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EU imports of organic produce rise 6.8%

EU imports of organic produce rise 6.8%
Imports of organic fruits and vegetables to the European Union totalled 1,292,000 tons in 2020, an increase of 6.8% compared to the previous year, according to a report titled: “EU […]
Wed 14/07/2021 by Richard Wilkinson

Mexico shifts towards sustainability

Mexico shifts towards sustainability
The Mexican government is promoting more sustainable forms of agriculture. The country’s Secretariats of Agriculture and Rural Development and Environment and Natural Resources and the National Council of Science and […]
Tue 13/07/2021 by Richard WIlkinson

Berries Pride presents new sustainable blueberry packaging

Berries Pride presents new sustainable blueberry packaging
Sustainability is in the business DNA of Berries Pride and for a while the company has been looking for a sustainable alternative to the plastic punnet. Together with Bama Packaging, […]
Thu 13/05/2021 by Richard Wilkinson

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