A British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) review has concluded healthy diets with more plant-based foods can also be better for the environment and consumers should avoid neglecting nutrients to meet eco-friendly aims.
The Courtauld Commitment has launched ambitious food industry targets to halve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and food waste per person by 2030 and promote sustainable water management, stepping up previous goals.
Packaging Federation chief executive officer Dick Searle has warned producers are in the firing line for ‘unfair’ costs under Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) extended producer responsibility (EPR) proposals.
Unilever has outlined ambitious plans to halve food waste by 2025 as part of wider social and environmental ambitions. Food Manufacture caught up with Unilever/Hellmann’s global vice-president Christina Bauer-Plank to explain more.
Food and drink processors are making further progress on green goals, expanding their sustainability roadmap beyond their own footprint to scope 3 carbon emissions, as well as investigating novel energy sources.
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.
First Milk is investing £5m this financial year to boost capacity and meet environmental goals, chief executive Shelagh Hancock and chief financial officer Greg Jardine reveal in this exclusive Food Man Talks video podcast.
Tennent’s, the Scottish brewer owned by C&C Group, has invested £2.6m to install a carbon capture facility at Glasgow’s Wellpark Brewery, allowing it to capture more than 4,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
Nearly two-thirds of people in Britain have attributed the main reason for eating less healthily than usual during the coronavirus lockdown to boredom, according to the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).