Rod Addy discusses climate change and the food industryy's role in the conversation

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Climate change

By Rod Addy

In his latest column, Provision Trade Federation director general Rod Addy talks global warming and the food and drink industry’s place in the climate change debate.

We talk sustainability trends in the latest episode of the Food Manufacture podcast

Food Manufacture Podcast

Episode 5: Sustainability trends

By Gwen Ridler

Bethan Grylls and Gwen Ridler tackle the topic of sustainable production in the latest episode of the Food Manufacture Podcast.

Baker & Baker’s headquarters in Wirral


Baker & Baker sets deadline for Net Zero

By Bethan Grylls

European bakery products manufacturer Baker & Baker has set target year of 2040 to achieve Net Zero, acknowledging that the long-term challenge will be how to effectively decarbonise the ingredients supply chain.

What's happening in the alternative protein market? Credit: Getty/coldsnowstorm

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Alternative proteins: market snapshot 2023

By Bethan Grylls

Despite retail trends showing a fall in demand for alternative proteins, global revenues are projected to surpass $290bn. Here we look at each market segment and the start-ups with big potential.

Pictured: Rural affairs minister, Lesley Griffiths


Welsh parliament to vote on historic Agricultural Bill

By Bethan Grylls

The Wales Agriculture Bill, which moves to its final stage of Senedd scrutiny, will pave the way for ambitious and transformational legislation to support farmers to produce food and other goods in a sustainable manner.

Andrew Brodie: “Expanding our footprinting exercise to 60% of chicken farms is a really positive and vitally important next step on our ongoing journey to NetZero.


Avara Foods extends carbon footprint reporting

By Gwen Ridler

Poultry processor Avara Foods is to extend its carbon footprint reporting to include more of its agricultural supply chain as it works towards its commitment to build a complete footprint of its entire farming base by 2025.

Over 7,000 acres of Rhug Estate is managed organically

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Rhug Estate: The perks of organic production

By Becky George

Lord Newborough of Rhug Estate in North Wales has been a prominent organic advocate since the late 1990s. Beyond the estate’s organic livestock enterprises and expansive farm shop, the business has continuously diversified its routes to market to deliver...

Experts in sustainability gathered to discuss how they're untangling scope 3 emissions in our recent roundtable session. Credit: Getty/Flashvector

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How can we manage and measure scope 3 emissions?

By Bethan Grylls

In an exclusive roundtable, Food Manufacture heard from industry leaders and SMEs alike, as their sustainability leads discussed the challenges of scope emissions and how food and drink producers could start to manage and measure them accurately and with...

Harvesting rice by hand, Haryana, India. Credit: Nice Rice


Can rice be produced sustainably?

By Bethan Grylls

With rice’s shocking sustainability record, Nice Rice founder Fergus O’Sullivan leads the charge in developing a more environmentally friendly product with a lesser-known farming practice at its heart.

Could CBD hold the answer to berry freshness? Credit: Getty/Cristina Ionescu


Extending the shelf-life of berries with CBD

By Bethan Grylls

A team of researchers in Thailand have developed a CBD-based coating which has shown promise in delaying rot in strawberries to keep them fresher for longer.

Industry leaders were at Number 10 Downing Street to discuss the state of the sector. Credit: Getty/  Nigel Harris


Food summit a first step, but must lead to ‘tangible change’

By Gwen Ridler

The Prime Minister’s Farm to Fork Summit has been described as a constructive first step towards addressing the biggest challenges facing the UK’s food and drink supply chain, but criticism was levelled at the lack of detail on how the Government would...

What are the new trends in food and drink packaging? Credit: Getty/Edwin Tan

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Packaging trends and innovations: The Interpack 2023 roundup

By Bethan Grylls

Sustainable packaging solutions ruled this year’s Interpack, with exhibitors showcasing a range of innovations that addressed key challenges such as greenhouse gas, cost and efficiency. Here’s our roundup of launches…

How can food and beverage manufacturers cut costs responsibly? Credit: Getty/Wasan Tita

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Where can I cut costs without impacting food integrity?

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture recently aired a webinar that explored how food manufacturers could reduce costs without negatively influencing food integrity. Here are the highlights from our expert guest speakers.

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