Sustainability

Problems with Palm Oil | Cost of Production

Originally published on Foodunfolded.com in May 2020. When the food industry started using palm oil on a large scale in the 1990s, it was meant to be a healthy alternative to animal-derived fats like butter and tallow. Today, palm oil is often synonymous with environmental and ethical issues resulting from intensive production in parts of […]

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Organic Plant-Based Food

Originally published on Eufic.org in January 2019. Of all the organic foods available on the market, plant-based foods are the most well-known and recognised by consumers. Fruits, vegetables, cereals, grains, nuts, mushroom and seaweed, among others, can all fall under the category of organic foods, but they can only be called organic when produced according […]

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Organic Food Legislation – Should We Trust the Logo?

Originally published on Eufic.org in January 2019. The EU organic logo, while being well recognised by consumers, does not inspire a high degree of trust, as shown by research carried out by the EU-funded project Strength2Food.1 This lack of trust is largely due to poor knowledge on how the organic production system works. This article answers some questions about how […]

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Organic Food Production – How is it Regulated?

Originally published on Eufic.org in January 2019. Organic refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products. Practices vary worldwide; however, organic foods are generally grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilisers or routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones. This article explains the regulation of organic food production, based on the two main legal frameworks in EU […]

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