sustainability & environment

Edible packaging

Edible packaging made from milk hailed as food waste breakthrough

22 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

New packaging technology could be on market in three years claim USDA scientists

pork chops food safety raw meat

Meat freezing advice 'misleading' consumers, claims survey

15 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Retailers encouraged to explain that length of freezing relates to product quality rather than food safety

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Lincolnshire Co-op installs power-saving technology at 25 sites Subscription

09 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Powerstar trialled voltage optimisation units in four Lincolnshire Co-op food stores last year

Hugh's war on waste

Waitrose takes lead on coffee cup recycling Subscription

05 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Waitrose is looking for a cup that will be recyclable with all other mixed recycling across Waitrose stores

more environmental news

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Recalls don't have to mean waste Subscription

16 Aug 2016

In the last year alone there have been more than 100 product recalls as a result of food not being correctly labelled

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Will consumers remain invested in wonky veg? Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Supermarkets didn’t set out to create food waste. And consumers haven’t always been as fussy as they have become


What do you make of the childhood obesity plan?

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Waitrose shows cash is no longer king Subscription

11 Aug 2016

According to the latest reports from Payments UK, use of card outstripped cash for the first time in 2015


Will Aldi and Lidl stumble without the cosseting factor? Subscription

04 Aug 2016

Sir, Maybe Aldi and Lidl would do well to consider ‘nudges’ in the manner of Waterstones


Climate change, Defra, and Andrea Leadsom Subscription

28 Jul 2016

Sir, Defra is one organisation that could really benefit from a Brexiteer at its helm

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