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Reducing food waste - Courtauld Commitment 3

January 27, 2017
Courtauld Commitment

Courtauld Commitment 3 delivers over £100 million business savings by reducing food waste over three year period.

Catering for sustainability – the move towards more ecologically friendly cooking

November 17, 2016
Dr Jo Head

Eating more plant-based foods and reducing meat consumption is not only better for our health, it’s better for the environment too. But while supermarkets are coming under pressure to embed environmental sustainability within their supply chains, the foodservice industry has remained largely exempt from the same expectations. Given that an ever increasing proportion of meals are now consumed outside the home, isn’t about time that foodservices step up to sustainable eating?

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Food firms get tough on palm oil procurement

September 20, 2016
David Burrows

The controversy surrounding palm oil supplier IOI has exposed weaknesses in industry-led certification schemes, but also that the world’s biggest food companies are taking deforestation seriously. David Burrows reports.

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FSA publishes findings from survey on freezing and food waste

August 23, 2016
The Institute of Food Safety Integrity and Protection

The FSA’s online survey on freezing of food and attitudes to food waste has provided some actionable insights likely to assist in the battle to reduce food waste.

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WRAP food waste recycling plan launched

August 23, 2016
The Institute of Food Safety Integrity and Protection

WRAP has developed a food waste recycling plan for England aimed at reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. Methods of reduction and recycling are described to achieve that objective.

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Weedkiller lives to fight another day

August 10, 2016
David Burrows
The European Commission is extending the licence for glyphosate for another 18 months as it awaits more research. David Burrows reports.

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Soy sourcing remains a scandal

August 10, 2016
David Burrows

The results from its second Soy Scorecard have prompted the Wold Wildlife Fund (WWF) to call for European Union action and possible new regulations on sourcing responsible soy. David Burrows reports.

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Latest Food Sustainability Signpost - July 2016

July 25, 2016
The Institute of Food Safety Integrity and Protection

This is the latest monthly food sustainability signpost of consultations, reports and guidance, and legislation from the UK and the EU. This includes: EU report which explores innovative food waste schemes.

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What are the links between sustainable and healthy diets?

July 15, 2016
Josephine Head

It is well known that eating more vegetables, fruit, and wholegrains is better for our health. But less discussed are the impacts that the food we eat can have on both human health and environmental sustainability. However, as the need to address the health implications of climate change become more urgent, we can no longer ignore the role of our current food systems, in threatening both human and planetary health. 

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Latest Food Sustainability Signpost - June 2016

June 17, 2016
Stuart Spear

This is the latest monthly food sustainability signpost of consultations, reports and guidance, and legislation from the UK and the EU. This includes: Business focused WRAP report explores cutting food waste.

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