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Coffee child labour: Under-researched and ‘undetected’
Thousands of child labourers work in coffee, but the true levels remain under-researched. Lumina Intelligence speaks to the Sustainable Coffee Challenge about the worst forms of child labour.
‘This is the great unknown’: Cannabis-brewed beer prepares to enter the new Canadian market
The world’s first beer brewed from cannabis will be ready when Canada legalizes cannabis beverages later this year. But preparing for a new product for a new market is no small challenge: “You’re setting sail in a ship that is totally not built yet, you don’t know where you’re going, and you don’t know what the conditions are,” says Province Brands.
Good things come in small packages: The growth of smaller packaging formats
There’s a trend towards smaller pack sizes in the soft drinks industry, offering more choice for consumers and opening up new avenues of innovation for packaging companies. In this podcast we take a look at a big shift towards small packs.
Podcast special: Alkaline water
With Coca-Cola announcing it will launch smartwater alkaline next year, it looks like the alkaline water category could be poised to leap to the next level. So what are alkaline waters, and what’s all the fuss about? In this special podcast we speak to Zenith Global, Essentia Water and Actiph Water to put the spotlight on this growing category.
UK sugar tax: The big questions
The UK has announced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. But how hard will it hit the industry? How effective will the tax be at tackling childhood obesity? And could the tax be extended to other food categories? We take a look at the big questions surrounding the tax.
Explaining HPP to consumers: How brands use humor, videos and animations to present processing technology
Consumers want more information about the products they are drinking: from the ingredients in products to the nutritional value. But does this curiosity extend as far as the processing technologies used to create the beverage?