Sustainability

Mars has formed the first global standard for sustainable rice with the Sustainable Rice Platform

Mars announces sustainable rice partnership

By Michelle Perrett

Mars Food, the owner of Uncle Ben’s, has announced the first global standard for sustainable rice in partnership with the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP).

Industry leaders need to focus on environmental and social, as well as economic, concerns, researchers urge

Sustainable supply chain ‘must be led by bosses’

By Rod Addy

Business leaders have been called on to spearhead the development of a sustainable supply chain by concentrating on their ‘triple bottom line’ following a three-year project tackling the subject.

Grants of up to £50,000 will be given to food and drink firms to grow

Truss’s £50k grants to create 3,000 food jobs

By Nicholas Robinson

Cash injections of up to £50,000 will be given to small food and drink firms, following the creation of six new Food Enterprise Zones by the environment secretary Elizabeth Truss.

European RSPO on palm oil took place in London on June 4

European RSPO 2014

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in pictures and quotes

By Nicholas Robinson

A heated panel debate over the reality of a consumer industry based on 100% sustainable palm oil broke out at the European Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil held in London last week.

Delegates at the European Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil debated sustainable palm oil in London this week

European RSPO 2014

Sustainable palm oil pressures worrying to emerging economies

By Nicholas Robinson

Food businesses and consumers don’t understand the impact emerging economies could face if pressure to source 100% sustainable palm oil builds too quickly, Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) sustainable development manager Fiona Wheatley claims.

Kendall is the new chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Peter Kendall to chair AHDB

By Laurence Gibbons

Former National Farmers Union (NFU) president Peter Kendall has been appointed as the new chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (ADHB) for a three-year term.

Judy Buttriss, director general, British Nutritional Foundation

Sustainable messages from the BNF

By Judy Buttriss

As the global population continues to rise, identifying means to feed current and future generations sustainably becomes ever more pressing.

The partnership will help Unilever deliver on its sustainability pledge

Unilever’s new partnership to tackle long-term issues

By Laurence Gibbons

Unilever and the University of Manchester will tackle long-term issues facing the food and drink sector, such as sustainable consumption, as part of their partnership agreement, signed last week.

Certificate of approval: Andy Green presented the certificate to Liz Moore

Warning: get sustainably certified or lose business

By Lorraine Mullaney

Food manufacturers have been warned to get sustainably certified or lose business, as the deadline approaches to meet retailers’ 2015 commitments to source sustainable produce.

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