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In numbers


The cash that Singaporean agri-business Olam intends to release by selling off four business segments in the next six years.

Source: FoodBev Media


The amount of surveyed UK adults that were unaware that wholegrain can reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes.

Source: Nestlé


The percentage of surveyed Canadians that believe snacking is healthier than eating three full meals a day.

Source: Mintel


The number of worldwide participants in Veganuary for 2019.

Source: The Guardian


The number of EU countries that imported beef from a Polish abattoir that was allegedly selling beef from sick cows.

Source: BBC

1.7m tonnes

The anticipated cocoa harvest for 2018/19, a new record up from last season’s 1.5 million tonnes.

Source: Food Processing

€3.5 billion

The value of the Italian organic products market; the market’s growth has been driven in no small part by increasing demand for organic breakfast foods. 

Source: Natural Products Global

In the pipeline

By 2020, Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium to produce its coffee capsules. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rio Tinto to work with Nespresso’s capsule manufacturers to source 100% sustainable aluminium by next year.

Source: Rio Tinto

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