Could cotton become a global food source?

Thursday, 25 July 2013 by Roger East
Tags: Agriculture, Behaviour change

Cottonseed is abundant and rich in protein, but a compound within the plant means it's toxic to humans unless refined into cooking oil. Will biotech research solve the conundrum? Roger East investigates.

Sea-to-plate service launched in US

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Behaviour change, Consumer engagement, Shipping

Social enterprise creates first online platform that allows consumers to buy fish straight from producers.

Edible insects to transform Western diets

Friday, 28 June 2013 by Roger East

UN report says insects could be farmed for human consumption, providing a rich source of protein.

A new consortium takes on the chai challenge

Thursday, 27 June 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Brands, Climate change, Economy, International development, Procurement

Key players in the tea industry come together to deal with climate change issues, rival crops and changing patterns of consumption. Heather Connon reports.

Net design catches more days at sea

Thursday, 20 June 2013 by Thomas Rossiter

Scottish prawn fisheries have developed nets that reduce cod by-catch, winning them extra time on the water.

We need to ensure food supply whatever the weather, says Andrew Kuyk

Thursday, 13 June 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Agriculture, Behaviour change, Climate change, Procurement

Sustainable sourcing, product innovation and new expertise are the key components of a resilient food industry, says the Director of Sustainability at the Food and Drink Federation.

DNA testing keeps marine stewardship up to the mark

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 by Roger East
Tags: Shipping

In the wake of traceability scandals, the Marine Stewardship Council is developing DNA checks that can determine what the fish is and even where it came from.

'Gleaning' boosts demand for discarded produce

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 by Olivia James
Tags: Agriculture, Behaviour change

New initiatives aim to change perceptions of cosmetically challenged fruit and veg, and cut fresh food waste.

Oxford first city to be ‘foodprinted’

Thursday, 23 May 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Behaviour change, Cities

Pioneering ‘FoodPrint Calculator’ helps cities understand the environmental impact of their population’s diet, and how to reduce it.

A solar fridge for fresh food in hot climates

Monday, 13 May 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: International development

The University of Cincinnati responds to food shortages with solar-powered cold storage for farms. 


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