sustainability & environment

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).

Cook: One Feeds Two

One Feeds Two teams with Cook in food poverty fight

15 Oct 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Charity initiative One Feeds Two has challenged businesses and suppliers to do more to help those facing food poverty, and has teamed up with frozen food specialist Cook.


Unilever, Coca-Cola and Carlsberg promote sustainable living Subscription

11 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Some of the world’s biggest suppliers have come together to back a new global digital media platform…

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cash crops

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…

Irwin Lee

Sustainability is also about a culture of support for staff

27 Sep 2014 | By Irwin Lee

In these tumultuous times, should we not invest equally in the sustainability of our people and our workforce?…


What's the future for supermarket loyalty cards?

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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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