The food and drink sector has made notable strides in decarbonisation, but there's still a long way to go...Credit: Getty/ArtistGNDphotography


The power of self-generating energy

By Bethan Grylls

Meet the expert panel ahead of our roundtable discussion on renewable, self-generated energy taking place online later this month.

Gilles Tisserand argues that F&B companies must accelerate action in water stewardship. Credit: Tetra Pak


Why water? The shift towards water stewardship

By Gilles Tisserand

Gilles Tisserand, vice president for climate and biodiversity at Tetra Pak, explains why the food and drink industry needs to incorporate water stewardship action into day-to-day activities and plans for the future.

Asda publishes 2023 Brighter Living Report - here's the key takeaways


96% of Asda’s own-brand packaging now recyclable

By Bethan Grylls

The UK supermarket’s latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report highlights strides made within the areas of packaging, carbon, community and employee wellbeing.

Research uncovers hidden dangers in our seas. Credit: Getty/vuk8691


Fibreglass found in oysters and mussels

By Bethan Grylls

In an alarming first, a study has found concerning levels of fibreglass particles have contaminated the food chain via natural bivalve populations.

Heck! has installed 433 solar electricity panels, capable of generating 200,000 kwh per year


Heck! invests £150k in solar energy at HQ

By Gwen Ridler

Bedale-based sausage maker Heck! Food has invested £150k in solar energy production at its Kirklington headquarters in its continuing mission to become net zero.

Do you understand the requirements of EU's Deforestation Regulation? Credit: Getty/catalby

Legal Brief

Five steps food producers must take ahead of the EUDR deadline

By Jessica Gardner and Aonghus Heatley

In this month’s legal brief, Fieldfisher’s Jessica Gardner and Aonghus Heatley provide an overview of what is required under the EUDR and their top five tips to prepare and protect your business.

French Harmony farmer, Emeric Duchesne, his wheat fields and bee hotel

Long read

How Mondelēz is defining regenerative agriculture

By Bethan Grylls

Biscuits and confectionery manufacturer Mondelēz International is expanding its regenerative wheat farming ambitions, following a successful trial. Food Manufacture reports on its visit to see the programme in action in Northern France - and questions,...

Beer drinkers say they're willing to pay more for sustainably produced pint. Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade


Sustainability credentials sway 61% of beer drinkers

By Bethan Grylls

A global survey has revealed that 83% of respondents are trying to reduce their carbon and water footprint, and are willing to pay more for their beer if it helps ease the planet’s global warming crisis.

According to the IPCC, global warming of 1.5°C could reduce crop yields by up to 30% in some regions and expose an additional 250m people to food insecurity by 2050.  Credit: Getty/peepo

Short read

PepsiCo’s free tool to address climate impact on crops

By Bethan Grylls

The free to use, open-source platform allows users to identify specific climate risks across the globe, whilst providing mitigating actions farmers can take to lessen impact and improve yields in the future.

Godminster Organic Farm in Bruton, Somerset, is among the UK farms involved and supplies Ocado with White’s Organic Jumbo Oats via White’s and Godminster organic cheese


UK farm project to show intensive farmers another way

By Bethan Grylls

Five UK farms are setting themselves up to be the gold standard in environmentally-friendly farming after research revealed that the deterioration of the UK’s natural environment could lead to an estimated 12% loss to GDP.

A 'washout winter' has threatened UK food security. Image: Getty, ChuckSchugPhotography


Extreme weather threatens UK food security

By Gwen Ridler

The price of bread, beer and biscuits are at risk of rising after a ‘washout winter’ ravaged key crops in the UK, according to the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).

The Wytham-based farm teamed up with Agricarbon to measure the impact of its transition to regenerative farming

Short read

Regenerative grazing for carbon sequestration

By Olivia Cooper

Baseline measurements of soil sequestered carbon are enabling one commercial research farm to quantify the impact of its transition to a regenerative grazing system.

Credit: Getty - L-R: Andrew Brookes, ollo & Firn

Short read

UK red tape has ‘killed our innovation’

By Bethan Grylls

In a Westminster session that explored the next steps for novel foods in the UK, founder and CEO of Naturecan UK, explained how his business had been stifled by UK regulation.

2023's winners of the Ecotrophelia UK competition at the European final in Germany


UK finalists for Ecotrophelia revealed

By Bethan Grylls

The seven finalists for the 12th edition of the Ecotrophelia UK competition, which challenges students to develop a sustainable and innovative food product from concept to market, have been announced.

The Food Data Transparency Partnership has been tasked on untangling the challenges of data gathering and sharing. Credit: Getty/Yuji Sakai

Short read

The Food Data Transparency Partnership roadmap explained

By Bethan Grylls

After a year of engagement and discussion which sought to understand the gaps in the current and varied processes industry uses to gather and share environmental data, a Food Data Transparency Partnership (FDTP) paper has been published outlining the...

The European Commission has adopted a set of proposals to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Credit: Getty/Khanchit Khirisutchalual

Short read

Green Claims Directive gets closer to the finish line

By Andrea Gutierrez-Solana

Andrea Gutierrez-Solana, a food and sustainability policy expert and associate director at Whitehouse Communications, offers insights on the EU Green Claims Directive and the requirements it will introduce for companies wanting to promote their product’s...

In this month's edition of Food Forensics, Alison Johnson looks at the data on rice adulteration and quality. Credit: Getty/FotografiaBasica

Food Forensics

Rice market teeters on risky ground

By Alison Johnson

In this exclusive column for Food Manufacture, Alison Johnson discusses the factors putting the global rice market at risk.

The panel at Small Beer's recent event, featuring (third from left and moving right) Emma Loisel, Felix James and James Cadbury

Short read

Can one business make a difference?

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture looks at whether start-ups with strong ethical and sustainable foundations can make meaningful and positive change in the way things are done.

Waste management solutions can help food and drink manufacturers improve their sustainability credentials.. Credit: Getty / Roman Mykhalchuk

Short read

Feeding the grid: turning food waste into bioenergy

By Philip Simpson

ReFood commercial director Philip Simpson explains how embracing innovative waste management solutions can help businesses to reduce overheads and bolster sustainability credentials.

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