Climate Change

The climate change deal was 'a major step forward', said Richard Clothier, md of Wyke Farms

Food manufacturers hail climate change deal

By Michael Stones

Food manufacturers have welcomed the recent deal on climate change agreed in Paris, with Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier describing it as “a major step forward”.

Stormy outlook: climate change was already cutting UK yields, warned the NFU

Climate change is cutting UK food production: NFU

By Michael Stones

Climate change is already cutting UK food output, according to a survey conducted by the National Farmers Union (NFU), as US president Barack Obama said the UN climate conference in Paris could be a “turning point” in global efforts to halt rising temperatures.

Unilever has pledged to become carbon positive

Unilever praised for sustainability target

By Laurence Gibbons

Unilever has won praise for committing to becoming carbon positive by 2030 ahead of the United Nations Climate change conference in Paris today (November 30), by the WWF.

Nick Vermont, McCain’s chief executive in Britain, spoke at a sustainability convention this month

Treat climate change like health and safety: McCain boss

By Alice Foster

Food manufacturers must treat climate change as seriously as health and safety to protect the planet and ensure profitability, according to McCain boss Nick Vermont ahead of climate change talks in Paris.  

Water scarcity and extreme weather conditions are the biggest environmental threats facing the food and drink industry

Three ways to defend your business against climate change

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink manufacturers should be more transparent, resilient and collaborative to protect themselves from an impending water shortage and future extreme weather conditions, according to a leading environmentalist.

Small firms should make most of the energy scheme that is mandatory for large businesses

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Small firms should adopt ESOS too

By Laurence Gibbons

Small food and drink manufacturers should adopt the framework set out in the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) even though they do not have to comply with the legislation.

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Energy row reignites after Ofgem figures

By Michael Stones

The simmering row over energy prices has hotted up after energy firms cried foul over predictions of high profits from regulator Ofgem.

Coping with climate change: governments should make better use of new technologies

Food producers must adapt to cope with climate change

By Rick Pendrous

Governments and the food industry need to make better use of modelling and new technologies to manage food supply as climate change makes the whole system far more fragile, an environmental expert and joint Nobel Prize winning laureate has warned.

Harsh and unseasonable weather could slash crop and animal product yields

Weather now biggest threat to food security

By Rod Addy

Extreme weather poses the biggest threat to securing UK food supplies, experts at an Environment Food & Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee hearing claimed.

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