The food and drink industry’s focus on environmental and sustainability issues was a welcome surprise at this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum, organised by Food Manufacture, according to the founder of Alara Wholefoods.
A Channel 4 documentary criticising the meat industry in the UK has failed to provide a convincing argument for ditching production and reducing consumption, according to the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS).
Senior industry personnel have less than a week to make their voice heard and outline their business’ expectations, aims and activities in 2020 in Food Manufacture’s exclusive State of the Nation survey.
The great British public will throw away 130m sprouts and 91m slices of turkey this Christmas, as seven in 10 consumers admit to cooking too much food over the festive period, according to research by Warburtons.
AIMS writes to BBC director general, complaining about Christmas trailer
A lack of support at Government level has provided food manufacturers with “a huge opportunity” to boost their environmental footprints after recent data revealed dwindling support for certain brands as a result of their policies on the issues.
Belgian bakery firm Puratos is to lead a team of firms to launch the €6.3m-funded (£5.4m) SpaceBakery, which will explore sustainable food production and provide solutions to manufacturing food on Mars.