Food industry environmental initiatives are being hampered by the financial impact of COVID-19 and uncertainties surrounding the UK's relationship with the EU after the Brexit transition period, according to an industry survey.
Plant-based food and drink manufacturer Alpro has unveiled plans to invest €30m in its factories as it publishes a five-year health and sustainability action plan, entitled ‘Feeding the Future With Plants’.
Policymakers are losing ‘significant opportunities’ to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by missing commitments to transform national food systems, a report from WWF, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), EAT and Climate Focus claims.
The Government has launched a £10m research and development fund to help distilleries cut greenhouse gas emissions, and further supply chain aid, as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme deadline approaches.
Biscuits and snacks firm Pladis Foods, which makes brands such as McVitie’s, has reported significant annual growth in international profits and sales and outlined efforts to promote nutrition and healthy eating.