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Sustainability in Flavor and Fragrance Ingredients

By: Kaori Matsumura and Makoto Emura
Posted: April 22, 2014, from the May 2014 issue of P&F magazine.

Until the 19th century, all basic goods for human use were derived from plants and animals. In the 20th century, the rapid development of the petroleum industry changed people’s lifestyles, enabling mass production, mass consumption and mass waste. Although producing goods in a sustainable way to meet 21st century demands is no easy feat, it is well known that the use of petroleum feedstock poses problems for humanity’s collective future. Such products release CO2 stored in fossil fuels and increase CO2 levels in the environment, thereby exacerbating climate change (F-1).

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