While there are many things to love about chocolate, unfortunately the cocoa industry is also linked to forced labor and sustainability issues. To properly address the cocoa supply chain, we first must be willing to look at these difficult topics in-depth.
In recent years, many new food labels have taken the world by storm, becoming a popular topic of discussion in the food industry. But of all the food trends—non-GMO, gluten free, local, whole grain, dairy-free, and more—organic is perhaps the first of them all, having been a mainstay on grocery…
Researchers at Rice University have discovered a way to convert the outer layer of food into graphene, creating an edible barcode “tattoo.” This technology, which can be applied to any substance with a high level of lignin, such as potatoes and carrots or even wood and fiber, has significant implications for how product information is communicated to consumers.
Earlier this month, the Transparency-One team attended the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo, Japan hosted by the Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). A major theme was the transformation occurring in the food industry today.
Consumers in France can now use augmented reality to learn about the origins of their basmati rice. By using the Blippar app to scan the back of a packet of Mars’s Uncle Ben’s basmati rice, available in all grocery stores in France, they can discover how their rice made the journey from farm to fork and learn about the sustainability commitments made by the farmers who grew it.
The holidays are upon us. It’s a time for family, friends, food, and a healthy dose of gift-giving. While it is a joyous time of year, if you’re anything like me, the abundance of meals and gifts makes you ever more aware of the impact we as consumers have on…
This Thanksgiving, in addition to quality and price, ethical considerations such as social responsibility and animal welfare are new factors to consider when purchasing a turkey. However, the variety of labels found in grocery stores may leave you feeling overwhelmed. What do they all mean, and which is the “best” option?
A recent report by Deloitte investigates how consumer drivers in the food and beverage industry have evolved over time, what kinds of changes have occurred, and how retailers and manufacturers should respond. Here are 4 key takeaways.