All news articles for December 2021

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European labelling systems added to sustainability database

By Oliver Morrison

HowGood’s Latis ​database, which can rapidly verify the impact of more than 33,000 ingredients and products against 127 key environmental and social impact metrics, has added the EU’s Nutri-Score and French Eco-Score labelling systems into its metrics...

Cocos farmers Bismark Botwe and his wife Joyce Aidoo on their farm in Ghana, Pic: Kristy Leissle

I am a cocoa farmer: Bismark Botwe, Central Region, Ghana

'Farming cocoa definitely needs a side business'

By Kristy Leissle

In the fifth article in her occasional 'I am a cocoa farmer series', cocoa scholar Kristy Leissle talks to Bismark Botwe, about the struggle to make a decent living income from farming cocoa – and why he is now saving the ‘sweatings’ from the...

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Robots ‘ready to extend reach’ in food industry

By Oliver Morrison

There’s a strong case for the future growth of robots in food production in Europe, believes Dutch bank ING, as companies look to boost competitiveness, improve product quality and respond to rising labour costs.