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Vancouver City Council wants public consultation on disposable cups

VANCOUVER, Canada – Vancouver is pushing ahead with a plan to shift away from coffee cups and other single-use items cluttering up trash cans. City council voted unanimously Tuesday to support public consultations on how to reduce disposable cups, foam takeout containers and plastic bags – with the result being a potential outright ban on items.

Kenyan government to gazette new regulations to boost coffee earnings

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya plans to gazette coffee regulations next month that will help to boost earnings from the sector. ...

Adapting labor regulations to the realities of the Colombian coffee growing sector

BOGOTA, Colombia – The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) are working together to adapt labor regulations ...

US FTC wins summary judgment against pitchman of deceptive green coffee weight-loss ads

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court judge issued a summary decision and judgment against...

European food and beverage companies get green light to use new sweetener options

MINNEAPOLIS, U.S. – With the European Commission amending its current steviol glycocide specifications on Nov. 3, 2016, Eu...

South Korean government to restrict ads of caffeinated foods and beverages

SEOUL, South Korea — High-caffeine foods and drinks will be restricted from media ads starting in November, the government...

Coffee’s role in the future of a peaceful Colombia

A few weeks ago, some exciting and hopeful news came out of Colombia.  You might have missed it, as It was predictably los...

San Francisco Bans Packing Peanuts, Coffee Cups and Other Foam Products

  SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to outlaw a host of commonly...

Barry Callebaut signs licensing agreement with Naturex to market approved health claim on cocoa extracts

The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, signed a licensi...

European Commission clears acquisition of ADM’s cocoa business by Olam

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of the cocoa business of ADM of the Un...