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Barbara Bray chaired this year's IFST spring conference

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Transforming the food system and where to start

By Bethan Grylls

At this year’s IFST spring conference, the discussion centred on ‘taming the perfect storm’ of food security, health and nutrition, and the environment – but where do we even begin in the face of such a ferocious gale? Bethan Grylls covers the highlights...

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Does anyone know what sustainability means anymore?

By Bethan Grylls

The meaning of sustainability has evolved to encompass a whole host of other focuses. Do we need to untangle these once separate issues, or are we all responsible in delivering to this new meaning of sustainability?

Cargill has called on the RSPO to renew its principals

RSPO needs to broaden its principles: Cargill

By Rod Addy

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called on to renew its principles on zero deforestation, land development and rights by Cargill Refined Oils Europe.

Nestlé staff, their families and local schools have begun planting the meadows

Nestlé turns to flower power at its UK factories

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturing giant Nestlé has pledged to plant wildflower meadows at all its 13 UK factories within two years and to encourage its Scottish dairy farmer suppliers to plan wild flowers on their land.

DEFRA: China and India must buy into sustainable palm

DEFRA: China and India must buy into sustainable palm

By Elaine Watson

China, India and the US must make firm commitments to sourcing sustainable palm oil if any meaningful progress is to be made on tackling deforestation, according to one UK government minister.

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