Sustainability

FairPrice combats food waste

Infarm expands in UK with Whole Foods deal

GLOBALG.A.P. aims to make most comprehensive primary production standard yet

GLOBALG.A.P. aims to make most comprehensive primary production standard yet

Published on Oct 15th, 2020
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The first round of GLOBALG.A.P.’s World Consultation Tour featured a year-long series of 50 online meetings to create a space for continuous feedback and exchange of ideas. Guy Callebaut, chairman of the GLOBALG.A.P. Board, said, “We consider the revision and improvement of IFA v6 to be a collaborative project involving all stakeholders and partners concerned with good agricultural practices.” 

CO₂ Correct offers accessible carbon compensation for the fruit and vegetable industry

CO₂ Correct offers accessible carbon compensation for the fruit and vegetable industry

Published on Oct 15th, 2020
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Carbon compensation used to be a complicated process which required complex and expensive Life Cycle Analysis calculations. Recently a new initiative has been launched called CO₂ Correct that will take care of this process and make carbon compensation accessible to anyone in the fruit and vegetable industry. Also it turns out to be surprisingly affordable.

Biostimulant helps berry growers reduce water consumption

Biostimulant helps berry growers reduce water consumption

Published on Oct 13th, 2020
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A firm in Spain developed a new biostimulant that can cut water consumption significantly in strawberry crops. When Valagro trialled its product called Talete with its Inspire and Victoria plants earlier this year, it was found to improve the plants’ ability to absorb and retain water.

Pink Lady® launches eco-packaging

Pink Lady® launches eco-packaging

Published on Oct 13th, 2020
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For several years now, the Pink Lady® Europe Association has been designing environmentally friendly packaging to meet society’s expectations and develop lasting solutions. As part of the Pink Lady® Europe charter of commitment, the objective this season is to offer a range of recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packaging, according to a press release.

Asda trials removal of plastic fruit and veg bags 

Asda trials removal of plastic fruit and veg bags 

Published on Sep 17th, 2020

 

UK retailer Asda has announced is to dispense with plastic bags for loose fruit and veg bags at nine of its UK stores. The trial began on 7th September and could save around 141 tons of plastic a year, the equivalent of over 3.5 million bags. To replace plastic bags, Asda is offering ‘Veggio’ bags, which cost 30p each. Similar projects have recently been launched at Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.

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.

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