Sustainability

The King’s Speech is written by the government and delivered by the monarch. Credit: Copyright House of Lords 2024 / photography by Roger Harris

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King's Speech: What the F&B sector needs to know

By Bethan Grylls

Today (17 June 2024) saw his Majesty Kings Charles III sharing the new UK Government’s priorities in the House of Lords, following Labour’s landslide victory last month.

The food and drink sector has made notable strides in decarbonisation, but there's still a long way to go...Credit: Getty/ArtistGNDphotography

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The power of self-generating energy

By Bethan Grylls

Meet the expert panel ahead of our roundtable discussion on renewable, self-generated energy taking place online later this month.

The Business Leaders' Forum is an annual event hosted by Food Manufacture that invites leaders to problem solve and knowledge-share

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Will disjointed thinking destroy us?

By Bethan Grylls

By 2025, it’s predicted that there will be more than 75m ‘smart’ connected devices. Yet, despite our instantaneous, online lifestyles, we are still experiencing a sense of 'disconnect' between the food industry, government and consumers.

Do you understand the requirements of EU's Deforestation Regulation? Credit: Getty/catalby

Legal Brief

Five steps food producers must take ahead of the EUDR deadline

By Jessica Gardner and Aonghus Heatley

In this month’s legal brief, Fieldfisher’s Jessica Gardner and Aonghus Heatley provide an overview of what is required under the EUDR and their top five tips to prepare and protect your business.

According to the IPCC, global warming of 1.5°C could reduce crop yields by up to 30% in some regions and expose an additional 250m people to food insecurity by 2050.  Credit: Getty/peepo

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PepsiCo’s free tool to address climate impact on crops

By Bethan Grylls

The free to use, open-source platform allows users to identify specific climate risks across the globe, whilst providing mitigating actions farmers can take to lessen impact and improve yields in the future.

The Wytham-based farm teamed up with Agricarbon to measure the impact of its transition to regenerative farming

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Regenerative grazing for carbon sequestration

By Olivia Cooper

Baseline measurements of soil sequestered carbon are enabling one commercial research farm to quantify the impact of its transition to a regenerative grazing system.

2023's winners of the Ecotrophelia UK competition at the European final in Germany

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UK finalists for Ecotrophelia revealed

By Bethan Grylls

The seven finalists for the 12th edition of the Ecotrophelia UK competition, which challenges students to develop a sustainable and innovative food product from concept to market, have been announced.

The Food Data Transparency Partnership has been tasked on untangling the challenges of data gathering and sharing. Credit: Getty/Yuji Sakai

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The Food Data Transparency Partnership roadmap explained

By Bethan Grylls

After a year of engagement and discussion which sought to understand the gaps in the current and varied processes industry uses to gather and share environmental data, a Food Data Transparency Partnership (FDTP) paper has been published outlining the...

The Hub allows Moo Free to trace every part of its supply chain

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Moo Free unveils new traceability tool, The Hub

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy-free chocolate maker Moo Free is strengthening its sustainability credentials with the launch of The Hub, a business tool offering the manufacturer complete traceability across its supply chain.

The European Commission has adopted a set of proposals to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Credit: Getty/Khanchit Khirisutchalual

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Green Claims Directive gets closer to the finish line

By Andrea Gutierrez-Solana

Andrea Gutierrez-Solana, a food and sustainability policy expert and associate director at Whitehouse Communications, offers insights on the EU Green Claims Directive and the requirements it will introduce for companies wanting to promote their product’s...

BENEO's Wigjmaal plant expected to have new heat pump in operation by June 2024

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BENEO plant to get 'green makeover'

By Bethan Grylls

The installation of the heat pump at its site in Wijgmaal, Belgium this summer will enable energy to be recovered from waste water, dropping BENEO’s CO2 emissions significantly.

Two thirds of Brits believe Easter eggs contain too much packaging. Credit: Getty/Pollyana Ventura

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69% of Brits say Easter egg packaging is excessive

By Bethan Grylls

While Britain is a nation of chocolate lovers, two thirds of consumers believe chocolate eggs comprise too much packaging – yet despite concerns over sustainability and inflation, we’ll still be dipping into our pockets for the sweet stuff.

This World Water Day, CCEP's water lead Francesca O’Hanlon reflects on the company's progress and why action on water is a business imperative for all. Credit: CCEP + Getty/Jonathan Knowles

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Liquid assets: The need for business action on water

By Francesca O’Hanlon

The diamond-water paradox was a puzzle to the man that coined the term, economist Adam Smith. Although water is, unarguably, more valuable to humans, why do diamonds command a higher price?

L-R: Food Manufacture editor Bethan Grylls with Fran Ball on stage at the 2024 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

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Arla’s hat trick

By Bethan Grylls

Fran Ball, VP of production at Arla, reflects on what it means to have won at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards and the processes and people that helped secure the dairy company’s three trophies.

Nestlé’s has announced it's vision: that none of its packaging ends up in landfills or as litter

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Nestle's landfill-free packaging vision

By Bethan Grylls

This Global Recycling Day, Nestlé has emphasised its intention to support better waste management – an area which it believes needs further investment to facilitate packaging recycling on mass, alongside ‘enabling regulation’ set by government.

JBS said it is committed to more sustainable future for agriculture. Credit: Getty / Kelvin Murray

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JBS greenwashing lawsuit ‘wake-up call’ for food firms

By William Dodds

A lawsuit filed against meat processing giant JBS in the US should serve as a “wake up call” for food and drink manufacturers when publishing environmental targets, Dr Emily Pope of Trinity AgTech has said.

Food Manufacture examines several technologies available on the market to improve water efficiency on site and a few companies which have already started to reap benefits. Credit: Getty/siculodoc

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3 ways of improving your factory’s water efficiency

By Bethan Grylls

While water is estimated to cover 70% of planet Earth, it would be foolish to consider it a resource in abundance. In fact, in just one year’s time, the WWF predicts that two-thirds of the world’s population could be facing water shortages.

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