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Surge in alternative proteins as Nestlé and Tesco praised by investors for plant-based shift

  • 15 Feb 11:22

Surge in alternative proteins as NestlĂ© and Tesco praised by investors for plant-based shift As alternative proteins become mainstream, Nestlé and Tesco are named the best declared companies, while Costco has been called out for its inadequate response The market for alternative proteins, such as 'Impossible Burgers', is set to expand by over8% a yearand reach$5.2 billionby 2020. Now, a$2.4 trillioninvestor coalition doubles support in 18 months, and calls on 16 food multinationals to plan for a shift to alternative proteins. A new report entitledPlant-based profits, backed by a $2.4 trillion coalition of 57 large investors, has urged global food companies to diversify their protein sourcing away from a reliance on animal proteins. An. Read more...

Extreme Weather Conditions, Climate Change Account for 40% of Wheat Production Variability

  • 7 Jul 11:48

Extreme Weather Conditions, Climate Change Account for 40% of Wheat Production Variability The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and regional wheat production. The study analysed the effect of heat and water anomalies on crop losses over a 30-year period. JRC scientists studied the relative importance of heat stress and drought on wheat yields between 1980 and 2010. They developed a new Combined Stress Index in order to better understand the effects of concurrent heat and water stress events. The study 'Wheat yield loss attributable to heat waves, drought and water excess at the global,. Read more...

Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study

  • 22 Jun 10:49

Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says. The research, from the University of Minnesota, also found that future increases in agricultural sustainability are likely to be driven by dietary shifts and increases in efficiency, rather than changes between food production systems. Researchers examined more than 740 production systems for more than 90 different types of food, to understand the links between diets, agricultural production practices and environmental degradation. Their results were published last week in the. Read more...