High oil prices are set to exacerbate coffee supply
concerns by deterring growers from using fertilizers in
cultivating the crop, according to new figures from the
International Coffee Organisation (ICO).
In a policy document released yesterday, the EU's food and
drink sector called on the European Commission to take account of
economic conditions when setting environmental and production
sustainability targets for industry.
In a bid to hold down greenhouse gas emissions under the bloc's
carbon dioxide trading scheme the European Commission yesterday
ordered Belgium and Holland to cap allowances below what their
governments had allocated to industry.
Buying practices of the world's biggest coffee companies have come
under renewed public scrutiny from a new film which explores the
journey of coffee beans from plantation to cup. BeverageDaily.com
took an early peek.
Soft drinks makers looking to replace sugar with sweeteners to
reach health-conscious consumers could save time and money with an
award-winning new technology from UK supplier Pursuit Dynamics,
reports Chris Mercer.
A new environmentally friendly form of insulation for packaging and
freezing applications provides between five and seven times the
insulation capacity over current technologies, writes Anthony
European companies and researchers should share the profits made on
products using exotic plants such as ginseng and green tea with the
countries of origin, urges a European Commission communication
issued on Friday.