21 Percent of Palm Oil Now Responsibly Sourced

The RSPO recently announced that 21 percent of the world’s palm oil supply is now certified as sustainably sourced. NGOs reply, however, that there is still plenty of room for improvement.

Unilever’s Sustainable Food Manifesto

The way we produce, manufacture and distribute food must change, says Unilever, if we are going to meet critical 2050 targets to ensure everyone on the planet has nutritional food. To increase dialogue and innovation in that quarter, Unilever is launching a new manifesto, calling for companies big and small, to take initiative in changing the way we address the world’s need for adequate food.

Trump’s Delay of Calorie-Counting Rule Irritates Restaurants

The Trump Administration has instructed the FDA to rescind a rule that would have streamlined calorie disclosure requirements on chain restaurants’ menu items. But businesses are saying the decision adds to labeling confusion that is a burden on the industry in the first place.

Geltor: Silicon Valley’s Answer to Vegan Gelatin

The global meat alternative industry is estimated to be worth a whopping $3 billion and is expected to keep on growing. Dozens of companies already came to market with their own unique meat alternatives, but one Silicon Valley startup is aiming for the brass ring: a vegan product that can imitate gelatin.

The U.S. Candy Industry Pledges to Reduce Calories and Sugar

The U.S. chocolate and candy industry says it’s serious about portion control and sugar intake. A trade group representing some of America’s largest brands pledged to offer smaller sizes of popular candies and prominently disclose caloric information. But is this the last gasp of a struggling industry?