Greenhouse Gas

DEFRA chief scientific adviser Gideon Henderson listed six areas in which producers could reduce their carbon impact

Environmental impact of food production: how can it be cut?

By Gwen Ridler

Eating less protein, CO2 emissions labelling and gene editing were some solutions that could help reduce UK food producers’ environmental impact, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA’s) chief scientific advisor.

At least 50% of CCEP’s bottles will be made from recycled PET by 2025

Coca-Cola sets higher green targets

By Rick Pendrous

A new sustainability action plan covering drinks, packaging and society has been jointly launched by The Coca-Cola Company in western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), in a move that is claimed to be the first initiative of its kind.

Consumers are often unaware of packaging’s role in reducing waste

Packaging’s role in cutting food losses

By Paul Gander

Alongside its vast array of machinery and materials, May’s Interpack show in Germany intensified the focus on the human and environmental impacts of food waste and the vital role that packaging plays in reducing losses post-harvest, in the supply chain...

Edlin at 2 Sisters' Carlisle site, where prototype green energy kit is being tested

2 Sisters Food Group’s green plan creates 150 jobs

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group is investing millions of pounds in a green initiative that looks set to create 150 jobs as well as dramatically slashing its energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

The database is home to over 270 technologies that could help drive cost out of your business

Food firms should look online for cost savings

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink manufacturers should visit a free online database to find innovative packaging to save money and reduce their environmental impact, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Wright: 'As a business we want to be leading from the front'

Eco-friendly plan blooms at Tulip

By Rod Addy

Meat processor Tulip has launched a packaging overhaul in an effort to slash waste and greenhouse gas emissions, signalling its commitment to the Waste & Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP’s) Courtauld Commitment 3.

The deal expands First Milk's agreement to supply milk for Nestlé's Kit Kat products

Dairy farmers to milk Nestlé Kit Kat deal

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has struck a deal with First Milk, expanding the dairy cooperative’s supply of fresh milk for its Kit Kat and Nescafé brands in the UK.

Work has begun on the Haverfordwest effluent treatment plant

First Milk investment soured by Wrexham’s fate

By Rod Addy

Dairy cooperative First Milk faced bitter sweet developments this week, with news of green investment in its Haverfordwest creamery in Pembrokeshire soured by confirmation it would close its Wrexham cheese packing plant.

Simon Coveney: “We have ambitious targets that are alien to the thinking of other European countries, which see agriculture and food as a stagnant industry

Ireland to intensify food production to boost exports

By Lorraine Mullaney

The Irish government has unveiled ambitious plans to intensify sustainable food production for export. The aim is to boost its economy and help remedy food shortages around the world.

Professor David Reay lead the study

Stop wasting 360,000t of milk and save 100,000t of emissions

By Lorraine Mullaney

The UK pours 360,000t of milk down the drain each year, wasting the 100,000t of carbon dioxide produced by making it. Stopping this waste would be equivalent to taking 20,000 cars a year off the road, according to a study by Scottish scientists.

Excuse me! Cattle burping and flatulence accounted for nearly half (40%) of carbon emissions from milk production

DairyCo funds benchmark for carbon reduction

By Freddie Dawson

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the dairy supply chain should become easier thanks to a new benchmark certified by the Carbon Trust and detailed in a report funded by levy-funded dairy farming organisation DairyCo.

Meaty potential: The Dutch scientists claim their research could boost the energy efficiency of meat production while cutting its environmental impact

Synthetic meat moves closer after Dutch research

By Mike Stones

Environment-friendly synthetic meat has moved a step closer with the publication of research detailing how Dutch scientists used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue.

Rise of greener hardstocks

Rise of greener hardstocks

By Rod Addy

European processors can access greener hardstocks, requiring far less heat and generating far less waste water, thanks to developments by Sime Darby Unimills.

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.

Chase for the pot of gold

Chase for the pot of gold

Government funding for food industry training looks precarious. Rod Addy debates the issues

Ozone eaters

Ozone eaters

The livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions than transport, according to a new report from the UN Food & Agriculture...

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