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.

Effective disposal of waste packaging is critical

Waste of breath?

By Laurence Gibbons

Communicating with consumers is one route to more sustainable packaging, reports Laurence Gibbons

Dan Crossley, the Food Ethics Council's new executive director

The only way is ethics

By Gary Scattergood

Meet the man with big ideas to ensure fairness and sustainability are key features in the global food chain. Gary Scattergood reports

All food firms needed sustainable engergy policies – regardless of their size – said Atlas Copco

Small food firms miss out on energy savings

By Laurence Gibbons

Small food and drink manufacturers (SMEs) are missing out on potential cost savings and damaging their reputations by failing to apply the latest energy-saving technology, claims compressor maker Atlas Copco.


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