Sustainable Sourcing

Ripe palm on palm tree. Pic: Getty Images

Is sustainabity under threat?

Guest post: Navigating a sustainable future through choppy waters

By Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis, President of NEODA and Chief Commercial Officer for KTC Edibles, takes a closer look at sustainability in the oils and fat industry, exploring some of the challenges preventing progress, as well as the positive trends.

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Is sustainability under threat?

Cargill’s Cocoa Promise – 10 years on, what lessons have been learned?

By Anthony Myers

Cargill’s commitment to cocoa sustainability stretches back to 2000, when it began offering seminars to cocoa farmers. Kate Clancy has been with Cargill and working in sustainability since 2011, taking up her recent position of Group Sustainability Director,...

ofi's Dezaaan single origin cocoa. Pic: ofi

Special report

Asian consumers driving demand for single origin cocoa

By Anthony Myers

As ConfectioneryNews reported last month, the trend for single-origin cocoa ingredients has been growing for some time, as consumers with a sweet craving also look more closely at how and where their cocoa is sourced.

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EU agrees deforestation law

By Jane Byrne

A provisional political agreement has been reached between the EU Parliament and the Council in relation to EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains.

Clean Food Group is fermenting yeast to develop a lab-grown, bio-equivalent alternative to palm oil, which has attracted the attention of ingredients major Doehler Group. Image credit: Laurie Lapworth: University of Bath

Doehler invests in lab-grown palm oil alternative

By Flora Southey

The German ingredients supplier is investing in UK-based Clean Food Group (CFG) – a start-up developing a bio-equivalent cultivated alternative to palm oil – via its investment arm, Doehler Ventures.

Single origin, sustainable cocoa is becoming more in demand. Pic: Cargill

Single origin cocoa: consumer trends

Why single origin cocoa is so important

By Anthony Myers

As interest in cocoa sustainability intensifies among EMEA consumers, two studies highlight why bean-to-bar authenticity is on the rise.

Guylian's famous chocolate seashells will now carry the Fairtrade logo. Pic: Fairtrade America

Sustainability

Guylian commits to 100% Fairtrade Certified cocoa

By Anthony Myers

The premium Belgian chocolate brand said the move demonstrates its commitment to sustainable production in its supply chain by prioritising the livelihoods of cocoa farmers.

Peter Boone, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group, at the launch last month of its '2nd Generation Chocolate' innovation. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Financial results

Drop in profits at Barry Callebaut after factory shutdown earlier in year

By Anthony Myers

Barry Callebaut caught the market by surprise by rescheduling its Full-Year Results 2021-22 analysts and media call to Tuesday instead of today (Wednesday 2 November) after the figures were published early due to an ‘unforeseen event’. The world’s largest...

ofi claims it can can now track cocoa at every stage of its journey from the farm or community. Pic: ofi

Sustainability

Ofi’s Cocoa Compass wins sustainable supply chain award

By Anthony Myers

Cocoa supplier olam food ingredients (ofi), has won the Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year Award at the 2022 Global Good Awards, which recognise businesses, NGOs, charities and social enterprises that are driving social and environmental change.

Cocoa and flower growers experienced the strongest rebounds in 2021, according to Fairtrade. Pic: Fairtrade

Sustainability

Fairtrade cocoa farmers see boost in earnings, according to new report

By Anthony Myers

Cocoa farmers, as well as workers in other commodities and crops, experienced a boost in Fairtrade Premium earnings thanks to a recovery in Fairtrade product sales throughout 2021, Fairtrade International’s latest annual report has revealed.