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UK INITIATIVE AIMS TO INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY IN OILS AND FATS PRODUCTION AND USE

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A new cross sector collaboration effort, led by UK-based Forum for the Future (FFTF) sustainability advocacy association, is looking to improve sustainability in ebidle oils & fats production and use, the ofimagazine.com reported last week.  The initiative aimed to identify and move on approaches that had potential to scale and shift the edible oils and fats sector towards a more sustainable platform, FFTF told FoodNavigator.com.  The ultimate goal of the effort was to get businesses, investors and government to take sustainability and health into account when making decisions on product formulation, sourcing, innovation and investments.  
   
The project was at a “very early” stage, which involved desk-based research, system mapping and dialogue and interviews with industry stakeholders, said founding member Volac, a UK dairy nutrition product manufacturer. According to Volac, responsibly obtained feed fats could have a “critical role” in ensuring a more sustainable global livestock production chain.  Volac said it was issuing a call to action to other players along the oils and fats supply chain, inviting them to join the project with the aim to establish a cross-sectoral consensus on what kind action was needed and to establish common themes and principles. 

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