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Charity still begins abroad, Innocent insists

Charity still begins abroad, Innocent insists

By Graham Holter

Smoothie manufacturer Innocent insists it remains committed to its charitable partners after a media report today claimed it had donated nothing to its principal foundation since 2008.

Oyster herpes virus devastates EU stocks

Oyster herpes virus devastates EU stocks

By Freddie Dawson

Oysters in France and Ireland have been stuck by the Oyster Herpes Virus (OHV), which is causing upwards of 60% mortality in farms and creating a European shortfall that has no short-term solution, experts have warned.

Rick Pendrous, editor Food Manufacture

We can’t go back to the future

By Rick Pendrous

We live in uncertain times. I am sure I’m not alone in being concerned by recent global events that are the backdrop to other worries closer to home, such as the fragile state of our economy and the impact of swingeing public sector cuts.

Volatile times see food firms hedge bets

Volatile times see food firms hedge bets

By Rick Pendrous

Global political and environmental unrest is forcing growing numbers of food and drink importers and exporters to use currency forward contracts or ‘options’ to hedge against volatile exchange rates, according to a top foreign exchange broker.

Academic attacks government sustainable food freeze

Academic attacks government sustainable food freeze

By Ben Bouckley

The co-author of an influential new report on UK food policy has hit out at the coalition government for its inertia on sustainable food policy since it came to power in May 2010.

WRAP raps UK food waste

WRAP raps UK food waste

By Ben Bouckley

5.3m tonnes of UK food is wasted each year, representing 3% of the UK’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions, a new report from Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) claims.