The GCA will hold the key to fining supermarkets

At last: power to fine supermarkets

By Rick Pendrous

Responding to widespread calls, the government has announced that the watchdog proposed to police the Groceries Supply Code of Practice will have the teeth to fine supermarkets that abuse power.

Glanbia processes one third of Ireland's milk

Grass roots

By Lorraine Mullaney

The Emerald Isle's green and natural lands form the roots of its plans to become a world-leading exporter of sustainable food and drink, reports Lorraine Mullaney

Owen Patterson, DEFRA secretary of state

DEFRA ministers: Who does what

By Mike Stones

Ministerial responsibilities in the newly reshuffled Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have been revealed.

Abeysuriya will be discussing the research at the Pira Packaging Summit

Shoppers filter out sustainable claim

By Paul Gander

Brands that go out of their way to explain on pack the sustainability of their product or packaging could be wasting their time, according to new consumer research.

Barry Callebaut has seen positive results from training farmers

Barry Callebaut's cocoa training

By Lorraine Mullaney

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut is working with the Rainforest Alliance to train Cameroon farmers and improve traceability of cocoa supply.

Packaging's primary role is to protect food

Hot on the case

By David Burrows

Packaging is a hot topic for consumers and hence manufacturers, reports David Burrows.

Fairtrade schemes are needed to avert serious global shortages of the

Mars urges action on cocoa to beat shortage

By Rick Pendrous

Urgent action was necessary to avoid the “bleak situation” of a serious global shortage of cocoa supplies within a decade, Fiona Dawson, president of Mars Chocolate UK, warned yesterday (June 12).

Spelman called for the

DEFRA minister Spelman urges action after Rio+20

By Rick Pendrous

Environment secretary Caroline Spelman has challenged governments, business and environmental groups around the world to reach a consensus on measures to ensure a more sustainable global food supply chain when world leaders meet at the Rio+20 Summit in...

The government's record in helping food manufacturers and consumers cut waste is

WWF slams government on sustainable food

By Freddie Dawson and Mike Stones

Environmental pressure group WWF has slammed the government for its “woefully inadequate” record in helping meat processors cut meat waste and consumers eat less meat and fewer livestock products.


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