Lidl’s Incoherence

lidl

Lidl own branded products sold in SWITZERLAND contain sustainable palm oil. Lidl acknowledges that palm oil is a high-quality ingredient whose supply chain is subject to stringent safety checks, attesting its sustainability. By doing so, Lidl contributes to: promoting environmental sustainability and biodiversity; fostering economic growth and job creation in developing areas of the world; protecting […]

EU wants to pull out all of the medicines from the market

medicine

Somehow, Europe’s technocrats always manage to dissatisfy everyone. Starting from May 2020, producers of drugs and medical devices – ranging from generic items to more sophisticated ones – will see the current registration and certification regime tighten up with a closer supervision by national governments. The purpose of this Regulation is to supposedly protect European […]

Less Soy for a Better Europe

soy

Few days ago, EU agriculture ministers met to discuss about the possibility to reduce imports of unsustainable soy from extra-EU countries. Finally. The European Union is more than ever dependent on imported plant proteins in order to meet European consumers’ consumption level of meat, dairy and eggs. Meat consumption, since 1960s has increased by 60%, […]

Greenpeace Got It Right: Less Sustainable Palm Oil, Less Orangutans

palm oil

Finally, Greenpeace got it right: palm oil is the most sustainable supply chain. Demonizing it would be socially and environmentally counterproductive: NO PALM OIL = NO SDGs. Finally, Greenpeace understood that there is a war against palm oil, a war in which they have a role too. Finally, Greenpeace might decide to switch to the right side. Finally, […]

Greencheater

greenpeace

With Christmas just around the corner, Greenpeace continues to deceive citizens with its fundraising campaign. After the recent sideshows in front of supermarkets, our heroes decided to chain themselves in front of Mondelez’s factories in northern Italy and protest again Wilmar using the catchphrase: “No to Palm Oil! that Kills Forests” We must be honest. […]

Greenpeace or GreenWar?

Iceland Foods

Greenpeace officially supports sustainable palm oil. They understood, just like WWF, that boycotting palm oil is dangerous. Matter of fact, replacing palm plantations with another crop would only lead to a greater impact on the environment – including orangutans – and more deforestation. This would not improve sustainability’s levels in any way, shape or form. As […]

Food Populism: Boycott Iceland Foods

Iceland Foods

Children First. This is why we promote the use of sustainable palm oil. New Iceland Foods’ #NoPalmoilChristmas campaign is cynically commercial. Announcing loudly the replacement of palm oil with (less sustainable) vegetable oils is an easy shortcut and populist way to capture new consumers and build customers’ loyalty when the quality of the products on […]

No Palm Oil, No SDGs

SDGs

The palm oil’s boycott threatens the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Food and food trade companies that are using “free from palm oil” labels are responsible for this failure. Palm oil is the only supply chain that is making a relevant contribution toward the achievement of the United Nations’ SDGs. It is a value chain […]

Kazakh Pasta

pasta

We just celebrated the World Pasta Day, symbol of excellence of our country and no longer a product made in Italy. Beware, this is potentially not an issue. The Canadian wheat supply chain, for example, has been able to deliver an excellent product with high gluten content and low costs of production for years. The […]