European Union

 Mars Wrigley is one of the companies calling for due diligence in the cocoa sector to improve sustainability in the supply chain. Pic: Mars Wrigley

Regulation

EU due diligence laws for cocoa sector could be in force by 2022

By Anthony Myers

The European Union (EU) is the world’s largest importer of cocoa and cocoa products, and the EU Commission is considering European-wide action to reduce the impact on several sustainability issues, primarily child labor and deforestation

What next for fair trade food and drink?

Sustainable Food & Drink Podcast

What next for fair trade after confidence crisis?

By Oliver Nieburg

Fair trade standards should become watchdogs instead of the benchmark for sustainability, argues the recently appointed head of sustainable commodities NGO Solidaridad.

Researchers in France say titanium dioxide can cause tumors in the colon and reduce immune response. Pic: Getty Images/petrroudny

Food safety

In France, no titanium dioxide in food by 2020

By Kristine Sherred

France has ordered food companies to eradicate titanium dioxide (TiO2) from their products by January 1, 2020, after a report from the country’s food safety agency recommended reducing exposure to the chemical.

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