Environment

The AHDB has hit back at claims that giving up meat is the biggest single way to reduce consumers’ impact on the planet

AHDB hits back at BBC meat claims

By James Ridler

Claims that reducing meat is the biggest single way to reduce consumers’ impact on the planet have been denounced by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Environmental and sustainability issues are now paramount to consumers according to food bosses

Business Leaders' Forum

Environment tops shopper concerns, firms claim

By Rod Addy

Shoppers see green issues as paramount, according to nine out of ten bosses of food and drink processors, responding to Food Manufacture’s State of The Industry survey.

Key takeaways from the Business Leaders’ Forum

Key takeaways from the Business Leaders’ Forum

By James Ridler

Energy, sustainability and the environment were the key takeaways from this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum from Food Manufacture, according to associate sponsor EDF.

The UK reduced food waste by 480k tonnes between 2015 and 2018

Significant drop in food waste

By James Ridler

Food waste in the UK fell by 480,000t between 2015 and 2018, according to a new report from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Don't miss your chance to have your voice heard in our State of the Nation survey

Last chance to contribute to industry research

By Rod Addy

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.

Brits will throw away more than a million sprouts this Christmas, according to Warbutons

Brits waste 130m sprouts at Christmas

By James Ridler

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.

UK beef production is already 2.5 times more efficient than the global average, according to farming unions

AIMS writes to BBC director general, complaining about Christmas trailer

Meat bodies push back against ‘vegan propaganda’

By Rod Addy

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has pushed back at what it describes as the “creeping tide of vegan propaganda promoted in some part of the media”.

Britvic’s sustainable business agenda includes targeting zero waste to landfill and helping to develop a circular economy for packaging

Britvic claims pioneering climate change stance

By Rod Addy

Britvic has claimed a UK soft drinks industry first as it announced scientifically-approved climate change targets, designed to help prevent a global temperature rise of 1.5°C.

Kantar questioned more than 1,200 UK consumers between the ages of 16 and 65+ about their concerns on a range of environmental issues

Government inaction provides environmental chances for food firms

By Dan Colombini


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.

The programme will match the atmosphere of Mars

Belgian firm reveals SpaceBakery sustainable food plan

By Dan Colombini

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.