Bio & Sustainability

Nature’s Pride continues to expand

Nature’s Pride continues to expand

Published on Sep 23rd, 2020

 

Nature’s Pride is expanding its existing business premises to facilitate further growth. The importer of exotic fruit and vegetables has scheduled the start to an expansion of 21,000 m2 for September. The company has chosen practically the same construction team responsible for the current premises to realise this sustainable and automated new build project.     

Water consumption monitoring tech can provide huge savings

Water consumption monitoring tech can provide huge savings

Published on Sep 11th, 2020
PRESS RELEASE

A company Chile has developed award-winning technology that can provide significant savings on water and energy consumption.

 

Santiago, Chile - Sept. 10, 2020 – Hydroscada offers integrated solutions to large agricultural operations, allowing them to see in real-time exactly how much water is being used throughout their farms and facilities, and to make improvements and increased efficiencies where possible.

European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA Study on biodegradable and compostable plastics: Consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA Study on biodegradable and compostable plastics: Consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

Published on Sep 10th, 2020

Berlin, 9 September 2020 – In response to the new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges and opportunities” by the European Environment Agency (EEA), European Bioplastics (EUBP) highlights the need to acknowledge successful precedents in the deployment of these innovative materials in collaboration with a receptive community of consumers. Unfortunately, several media outlets made use of a biased interpretation of the report to draw a distorted picture of biodegradable and compostable plastics.

GLOBALG.A.P. Opens Applications for G.A.P. Awards 2022

Sustained growth of Spain’s organic agriculture

‘Supply, Support and Sustain’: for better future supply chains

‘Supply, Support and Sustain’: for better future supply chains

Published on Sep 10th, 2020

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and ITN Productions are co-creating a unique news-style content series ‘Supply, Support and Sustain,’ exploring the profound challenges and remarkable opportunities and innovations taking place in the changing landscape of the global procurement and supply management profession. Launching at CIPS Conference on 26-27 October 2020 the programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring CIPS members and professional partners.

Increased demand for organic produce during pandemic

Increased demand for organic produce during pandemic

Published on Sep 09th, 2020
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Sales of organic produce have surged in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, according to data published by Waitrose. During lockdown, the UK retailer registered a 13% rise in organic food sales, and a doubling in searches for its Organic Duchy range during the period. In recent months, sales of organic vegetables are up 23% from the same period in 2019, with 52 bags of organic carrots, 34 blueberry punnets and 39 bags of bananas sold every hour.

Surge in demand for organic apples in US

IDTechEx considers how gene-edited crops can avoid making same mistakes as GMOs

IDTechEx considers how gene-edited crops can avoid making same mistakes as GMOs

Published on Sep 08th, 2020

Genetically modified (GM) crops are unpopular. Despite their vast potential to help improve global food security while reducing pesticide use, many countries are extremely resistant to planting GM crops, with 85% of global GM agricultural land coming from just four countries: the US, Brazil, Argentina and Canada. Where they have been grown, GM crops have been very successful, to the point where more than 90% of the soybean, corn and cotton crops grown in the US are GM.

US organic exports to Taiwan to soar by 50% by 2025

US organic exports to Taiwan to soar by 50% by 2025

Published on Sep 08th, 2020

Taiwan now represents a major market for US fresh organics. The Asian country is currently the fifth largest export market for US organic products, worth over US$90 million in sales in 2019. Now, with the equivalence arrangement agreed between the two countries in May 2020 coming into force, US organic sales in Taiwan are projected to rise by nearly 50% between 2020 to 2025, according to the USDA/FAS. The agreement allows organic products certified in the United States or Taiwan to be sold as organic in either market.

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