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FoodTech startup creates portable scanner that detects chemical contamination

FoodTech startup creates portable scanner that detects chemical contamination | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

FoodTech startup Inspecto has developed a portable scanner that detects chemical contamination in food in real-time, expected to be commercially available in 2020. The device, called Inspecto, can detect contaminants at concentration levels as required by regulators, guaranteeing traceability and complete transparency. The scan can be conducted outdoors or indoors, anytime to ensure responsible sourcing. 

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Unilever discloses tea suppliers amid consumer pressure

Unilever discloses tea suppliers amid consumer pressure | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Unilever published a list of tea plantations supplying to its brands including Lipton, PG Tips and Tazo, according to a press release from Freedom United, an advocacy group seeking to end human trafficking. "As a next step in our journey to become more transparent, we are happy to share this information with all of you who drink and love our tea," Unilever said.

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Human trafficking, essentially modern slavery, happens all around the world, even in developed countries such as the United States, and poses risks to companies across all industries. At the same time, however, businesses are in a unique position to help eradicate human rights violations, improve millions of lives globally and protect their operations by implementing sustainability collaborative platforms.

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Governments and industry partner on cocoa supply chain sustainability

Governments and industry partner on cocoa supply chain sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have released action plans to support industry efforts to end cocoa-related deforestation. The plans include three strategic pillars covering forest protection and restoration, sustainable cocoa production and community engagement and have been developed to strengthen transparency and accountability in the cocoa supply chain.

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