Biodiversity: “A moral obligation” in a circular economy
22 Jun 2018 Biodiversity awareness is becoming more mainstream and key within today’s circular economy. The non-profit Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) recently published the results of their latest Biodiversity Barometer. Surveys of more than 5,000 consumers in five countries indicate that 79 percent feel that “companies have a moral obligation” to have a positive impact on people and biodiversity in their sourcing of natural ingredients, but only 37 percent feel “confident that companies pay serious attention” to these issues. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke to Rik Kooch Lohenga, UEBT’s Executive Director and a leading global expert on ethical sourcing about what biodiversity means and how lessons from the personal care sector can be replicated in food.