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Circular economy mindset can help secure a water positive future to benefit people and planet

By Theuns Kotze Assurance IMETA at BSI on 26 September 2023

A circular economy mindset can help secure a water-positive future to benefit people and the planet

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10 incredible facts about food from our ocean for World Oceans Day

By Marine Stewardship Council on 08 June 2023

To mark World Oceans Day, the Marine Stewardship Council shares on the importance of wild-caught seafood in sustaining a growing global population

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Abundance and Scarcity: The Paradox of South African Agriculture

By SA Harvest on 26 May 2023

Despite an abundance of food, in edible/avoidable waste alone - approximately 10.3 million tonnes wasted annually - 30% of South Africans find themselves in the grip of food insecurity.

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Is biodegradable packaging the future?

By SYSPRO Pty Ltd on 08 May 2023

The trend toward packaging alternatives that deliver lower environmental impact than traditional plastics has created a growing market for biodegradable and compostable packaging.

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RECORDING | rBST – Friend or Foe?

By Food Focus on 12 April 2023

VIEW THE RECORDING - rBST is a hormone that is injected into dairy cows to make them produce more milk. In the recent past rBST has been at the receiving end of a lot of negative attention. View the recording to find out more from the DSA.

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The role of animal-source foods in healthy and sustainable diets

By Guest Author on 08 February 2023

New research into animal-source foods (i.e. meat, fish, eggs, and dairy) proposes how to ensure adequate nutrition while minimizing chronic disease and environmental impact

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ISO Publishes their Net Zero Guidelines

By on 15 November 2022

Launch of new global guidelines for clarity on net zero action at COP27

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Risks of unlawful use of Aluminium Phosphide containing products

By SAPCA . on 12 October 2022

The shocking death of a Durban couple that became the latest victims of the unlawful use of a highly regulated stored grain fumigant, namely Aluminium Phosphide

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New industry guidelines for recyclable plastic packaging released

By PET Plastic Recycling Company (PETCO) on 05 October 2022

The PET Plastic Recycling Company (PETCO) has released a definitive guide to packaging design, created specifically for the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) manufacturing sector.

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Doing it Right – Reducing Food Waste from Product to Plate

By Unilever - on 28 September 2022

With a third of all food produced in the world wasted annually, we look at how this multinational consumer goods company is working to reduce that waste

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Trust, critical thinking and potatoes

By Dave Douches on 21 June 2022

As a scientist working in potato breeding for over 40 years, one may wonder why I am talking about trust and critical thinking. Globally, we struggle to find consensus on sustainable solutions to grand challenges, such as climate change, food security, and most recently, a pandem

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Useful Recycling Organisations and Solutions

By Food Focus on 13 April 2022

Everywhere you look nowadays, we are being told to reduce, reuse, and recycle, so we thought we would compile some information for you on the recycling companies and associations in South Africa, and the main type of products they can accept for recycling.

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A grass native to Africa could transform the continent’s dairy yields. Here’s how...

By Food Focus on 28 September 2021

The cows kept by small-scale farmers in Africa are notoriously unproductive. The average dairy cow produces about 540 litres of milk per lactation. By contrast, dairy cows in North America that belong to commercial or intensive farmers can produce up to 10,479 litres of milk per

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3 Waterwise Strategies for the Food Industry

By Linda Jackson on 24 August 2021

With World Water Week being held from 23-27 August, it’s a good time to revisit some useful strategies to reduce freshwater consumption and wastewater generation

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Microplastics – Now part of our diet

By Linda Jackson on 18 January 2021

A study finds on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card.

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Why is Soil Biodiversity Important?

By Bridget Day on 05 December 2020

We celebrate World Soil Day on 5 December to celebrates healthy soils for a food-secure future. This years' campaign is "Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity"

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The environmental impact of five different soft drink containers

By Guest Author on 18 November 2020

People are increasingly aware of the harm plastic waste causes to wildlife, and many would avoid buying single-use plastics if they could help it. But are the alternatives to plastic much better?

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EPR Legislation that WILL change how you handle packaging

By Linda Jackson on 23 September 2020

This Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation WILL change how you handle packaging

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USDA-ARS Turns Food Waste into Edible Wraps

By Guest Author on 24 June 2020

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Albany, Calif., is in the business of turning potentially wasted fruits and vegetables into good-tasting, healthful products. As director of the Western Regional Research Center (WRRC) in Albany, which focuses on solving food-manufacturi

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The 10 Best environmental management practices for the food industry

By Linda Jackson on 05 June 2020

A fascinating report was issued last year by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre for the food and beverage manufacturing sector.This report describes best practices (called best environmental management practices, BEMPs) that can provide food and beverage manufacturer

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