What is the Future Direction of Sustainable Sourcing?

Sustainable sourcing has become fashionable in the food industry, with a growing number of companies making such commitments. However, the increasing number of sustainability schemes raises questions about long-term developments. Coffee, the most traded agricultural commodity, has the highest market share. It is estimated that almost 20% of all coffee is now sourced according to […]

North America: Food Labels Migrating to Personal Care Products

A growing number of ethical food labels are making their way to cosmetic and personal care products.  Ecovia Intelligence finds that over 10% of natural personal care products are now certified according to standards, corresponding to a market value of over USD 700 million. Non-GMO Project Verified is the fastest growing ethical label on American […]

COP21 Highlights Needs for Sustainable Proteins

The world climate summit (COP21) has been generally hailed as a success, with countries making commitments to reduce greenhouse gases. However, questions remain on how the food industry will meet the challenges. The food industry is unique in that it is a cause and victim of climate change.It generates a quarter of all greenhouse gases, […]

Proliferation of Ethical Labels in Cosmetics Industry

The number of ethical labelling schemes in the cosmetics industry is proliferating. Growing consumer demand for eco-labelled products is behind this trend, however there are questions about the long term implications. Most label developments have been in the natural & organic cosmetics market. There are now over 30 symbols and labels that represent natural and […]

Future of Green Surfactants with Novel Materials

The future of green surfactants for personal care and home care products is with novel materials. This is one of the key findings of a new Technical Insights report on green surfactants and emulsifiers. Green surfactants are now widely used; they include alkypolyglucosides, plant-based saponins, amino acid derivatives, and betaines. However, the future appears to […]