Food Category

End of cheap food is over – is cricket flour one of the answers

The CEO of Tesco recently admitted in an interview that food price rises were inevitable due to the rising global demand for food. “There was a time when we could go to South Africa to buy fruit and be the only retailer there. Not any more,” he said. The demand for global food supplies, the […]

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The power of fast food

The power of fast food is huge. A recent comment on a Ted Talk summed it up well “the global processed/fast food sectors are 1/5 the size of the US economy, about 3 Trillion USD (depending on what categories are included). Annual industry profits of ~150 Billion USD are derived from the ability to sell […]

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What is sustainability – don’t try and hide your own consumption by lying about someone else’s

One of my pet hates is using data in a misleading way to hide your own misgivings and this one is fairly blatant. On treehugger a few days ago an article was published about a Chinese pork producer proposing a purchase of America’s largest pork producer – Smithfield. Now, yes any developing country buying a […]

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How to be green – lessons from Zero Landfill Man

We take waste quite seriously in the office. We have a worm farm for food waste, we grow some food on the balcony, we take our plastic bags to Coles for recycling, we do… quite a bit but we have never managed to get to zero to landfill. We have also found that what we […]

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How to promote green – display it on the product

A recent research study from the US asked a whole load of American consumers about the purchasing habits in relation to the environment. It’s a great research document from Cone Communications and a summary can be downloaded for free. It covers great questions and gives some unique insight into consumer preferences like “nearly all respondents […]

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Fake eggs? It is all in the wording.

When we use the term fake egg it usually conjures up thoughts of the latest fake food story from China. But what about if it was called “low carbon eggs” or “one planet eggs” or “zero cruelty eggs”. I would imagine you would have different thoughts in your head. I know I do. A startup […]

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What we eat in a week – photos from around the world

A fascinating photographic look at the food consumption of people around the world, from Australia to Chad. A few things that I found fascinating. The amount of processed food varies considerably between developed and developing nations. Compare the USA overload of processed food to that of Turkey. Or the amount of red meat in the […]

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