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.
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.
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...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Foresight report, Global Food and Farming Futures, is expected to shape the agenda. It looks to 2050 and takes a global view of the food system, considering demand, production and supply, as well as broader environmental issues.
The industry must develop skills including scientific and technical, analytical and leadership competencies to address future challenges, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of grocery think tank IGD.