sustainability & environment

Cocoa beans

Nestlé’s Quality Street switches to sustainable cocoa

01 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Nestlé has switched to certified sustainable cocoa for its Quality Street brand in the UK - which will be on shelf by Christmas.


English schools flunk sustainable fish ‘end of term’ report

31 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Just 14% of England’s 4.3 million primary school children are currently being supplied with sustainably sourced fish, research by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has revealed.

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Sainsbury's to roll out 100% recycled polymer food crates

29 Jul 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Sainsbury’s is to recycle its old food crates into more efficient ones made from 100% recycled polymer - a move it claims is a first for a UK retailer.

Sainsbury's colney hatch

Sainsbury’s to use chiller heat to warm stores

28 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s has adopted new technology that allows it to use heat produced by chillers to heat its stores.

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Crops farm farming

The UK needs a fair and square deal on food and farming Subscription

14 Jul 2014 | By Dan Crossley

Over the past two weeks, we’ve heard that neonicotinoids are linked to the decline in farm birds; more than 700 Britons a day are diagnosed…

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Scottish independence would create food system uncertainty

05 Jul 2014 | By Tim Lang

We might sometimes regret our elected representatives. Parliamentary democracy can be messy…


Can Dave Lewis make a go of it as CEO of Tesco?

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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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