sustainability & environment

food waste

FareShare chief slams lack of action on food waste Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Just half a dozen companies in the food industry have introduced effective systems to divert food destined to become waste…


MPs urge Defra to step up war on food waste

22 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

MPs have urged the government to reverse millions of pounds of cuts made to industry body Wrap, amid a growing crisis over household food waste.

Crops farm farming

British farm production 'under threat' from EU pesticide bans

21 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

British production of apples, fresh carrots and frozen peas are under threat because of EU restrictions on the use of pest and weed control substances, a new report has claimed.

plastic bags

Scottish carrier bag charge begins today

20 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Shoppers in Scotland will be charged a minimum 5p for single-use carrier bags from today (20 October).

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Pesticides are not counterintuitive to sustainable food production

24 Oct 2014 | By Caroline Drummond

It is vital that we look at the whole picture when it comes to sustainable food, says Caroline Drummond of LEAF.

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Stealthy spread of SMOs should concern consumer goods industry Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Joanna Blythman

The war between citizens and Big Food Inc is an asymmetrical affair yet, as with David and Goliath…


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Plastic carrier bags

Plastic bar war must be kept up says Midcounties Co-op

26 Jul 2014

We have reduced our carrier bag usage by 2.1 million carrier bags across our food stores so far this year…

Owen paterson

Owen Paterson's green blobs: some would shrink UK farming

26 Jul 2014

We suspect some environmental NGOs would like to shrink British farming…

Tackle wider waste issue

24 Mar 2014

While it was heartening to read your story on consumers’ greater awareness of food waste, pre-consumer waste also needs consideration.

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