Environment

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.

Each loaf contains around 336 crickets, which are dried, ground, mixed with wheat flour and grains and then baked

Roberts launches UK’s ‘first insect bread’

By Dan Colombini

Roberts Bakery has launched a new limited-edition brand of bread, manufactured using insects, in a nod to the return of jungle-based television programme I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here.

Darlington Borough Council is investigating more than 20 crates of dumped meat and chicken carcases

Dumped chicken carcases spark investigation

By James Ridler

An investigation into illegally dumped meat has been launched by Darlington Borough Council, after more than 20 crates of putrid, decomposing chicken carcases and other waste meat were discovered on the outskirts of the district.

BFF chairman Nigel Broadhurst called for a swift end to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, whatever the outcome of the general election

Frozen food body calls for end to Brexit ‘black cloud’

By Dan Colombini

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has called for a quick solution to the “black cloud” of Brexit uncertainty, which is impacting the work the industry has achieved in reducing its carbon footprint and other key areas.