Sustainability

Left to right: Kim Kettle of Long Clawson Dairy chats with Bethan Grylls of Food Manufacture

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Why can't the UK solve food insecurity? Episode four

By Bethan Grylls

Episode four finds Bethan Grylls in Leicester where she hears from cooperative-run cheese manufacturer, Long Clawson Dairy and one of its affiliated farmers, Paul Eggleston, on the link between sustainability and food security.

Left to right: Bethan Grylls chats to Mike Wijnberg of Pilgrim's about how the manufacturer reinforces supply chain resilience and sustainability

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Why can't the UK solve food insecurity? Episode three

By Bethan Grylls

In this third instalment of Food Manufacture's investigation into UK food security, sponsored by RSSL, Bethan Grylls meets with Mike Wijnberg, Group Technical Director for Pilgrim's Pride Ltd., to get the food manufacture's perspective.

Have you consider food insecurity within your plan? Credit: Getty / Warchi

Long read

How to implement food security into your business strategy

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls hears from a variety of thought-leaders working in food and drink, as they detail the intricacies of food insecurity and how business leaders can start to weave robust supply chain plans into their future.

12 climate hazards threaten coffee supply. Credit: Getty / Bartosz Hadyniak

News

Climate change may "significantly" affect coffee production

By Michelle Perrett

Climate change may “significantly” impact the land where coffee plants are cultivated, a study published in PLOS Climate by Doug Richardson at CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and colleagues has suggested.

The FMEAs are regarded as the Oscars of food and drink

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards - as told by socials!

By Bethan Grylls

With 17 categories up for grabs, the awards night recognised and rewarded the very best in operating standards and processes in today’s UK food and drink manufacturing sectors. Here's some of the highlights as told by social posts.

It may feel like we're walking the plank as a planet, but we just have to keep moving. Credit: Getty / Richard Drury

Column: We need to talk about...

Cracking on in the permacrisis

By Rod Addy

In his first regular column for Food Manufacture, Rod Addy of the Provision Trade Federation, explores the fragile ground we find ourselves on and provides an honest outlook of the future of food production.

If we are to deliver on Net Zero we need a clear plan. Credit: Getty / Abstract Aerial Art

Long read

We need to be climate literate

By Bethan Grylls

Sustainability strategies permeate the air as copiously as the greenhouse gases that pollute our atmosphere, so why aren’t we on track to hit 2050 Net Zero targets?

Credit: Getty/Dzmitry Dzemidovich

Opinion

Greenwashing: The shape of things to come

By Bill Dunkerley

As Danone is taken court over alleged plastic “megapollution”, regulatory lawyer Bill Dunkerley discusses the impacts this case may have on the food and drink sector.

Nimisha Raja pictured (centre) at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Interview

Winning at FMEAs and how it helped boost business

By Bethan Grylls

With the Food Manufacturing Awards nearing, Food Manufacture caught up with one of our previous winners to find out more about their story, how their business is faring and what impact the awards had...

James Butcher (pictured) called for greater collaboration throughout the supply chain to achieve sustainability goals

Opinion

Sharing sustainability gains throughout the supply chain

By James Butcher

James Butcher, chief executive at Supply Pilot, explores how creating shared learnings throughout the supply chain can produce innovation that will deliver more sustainable approaches for big and small brands alike.

Out of the frying pan into the fire...or will 2023 hold more hope? Credit: Getty/Yagi Studio

Ingredients challenges and opportunities for 2023

By Bethan Grylls

As we enter the new year, Food Manufacture examines three key ingredients challenges and opportunities for the food and drink sector, from rising costs and purchasing habits, to the food safety risks of climate change, and the potential of precision fermentation....

Could alterntaive proteins be a more sutainable way to feed a rapidly expanding population?

Podcast

Alternative proteins: The sustainable solution?

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, ReNewFood entrepreneurial lead Matthew Hutchinson and Dr Kang Lan Tee, chemical and biological engineering lecturer at the University of Sheffield, discuss the potential of alternative proteins as a replacement for...

Consumers are more conscious of the environmental impact of their food

Consumers want carbon labelling on food products

By Gwen Ridler

Pressure mounts on food processors to have a low carbon footprint, as UK consumers call for carbon footprint labelling on the products they eat, according to research by The Compleat Food Group.

Digitalisation of the factory is here, but are businesses ready?

Digital feature: long read

Digital transformation: where now for food processing firms?

By Gwen Ridler

As the digitalisation of food and drink factories becomes a major talking point for manufacturers, are businesses prepared to embrace the change and where will this march into the future lead them?

Food firms from across the UK and EU have signed a pledge to boost sustainability in the supply chain

Food businesses sign EU sustainability pledge

By Gwen Ridler

Nestlé, Suntory Beverage & Food Europe and Kerry Group joined more than 50 food businesses and industry bodies in signing a new European initiative to make food more sustainable.

Petre comments on the four pillars of Weetabix's sustainability programme

Weetabix outlines sustainability efforts

By Gwen Ridler

Closed loop recycling, the impact of COVID-19 and the future of sustainability at Weetabix were key topics in our exclusive podcast interview with the manufacturer’s head of supply chain.

Renewable energy forms part of ADM's commitment to sustainability. Picture from iStock

ADM announces sustainability scheme

By Gwen Ridler

Ingredients manufacturer ADM has revealed plans to reduce its carbon footprint and save enough electricity to charge every single mobile phone on the planet 250 times.

Deforestation ban is being urged

WWF calls for ban on ‘deforestation’ foods

By Michelle Perrett

WWF, the conservation organisation, is calling for imported food products that destroy natural habitats to be made illegal as part of its campaign called ‘Let’s get deforestation #OffOurPlates’.

Will cheap global food imports be all the poor can afford to buy?

Government is ‘schizophrenic’ about food system post-Brexit

By Rick Pendrous

British diets could become far more polarised post-Brexit, with the rich enjoying more expensive local food produced to high production and welfare standards, and the poor relying on cheap, imported food made to much lower standards, a leading academic...

Visitors to Cargill’s stand were given the opportunity to discuss a number of ingredient possibilities

FiE 2017

Ingredient prototypes on show at FiE

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers were given an opportunity to view and taste more than 20 ingredient prototypes as part of a ‘market plaza’ at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), which took place in Frankfurt in November.

ABP Food Group has opened a £22M renewable energy plant

ABP Food Group opens £22M green energy plant

By Gwen Ridler

ABP Food Group has invested in a £22M green energy plant in Buckinghamshire, capable of producing enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes.

Kerry Group has posted sales growth, despite adverse currency movements

Kerry Group posts sales boost in ‘adverse’ market

By Gwen Ridler

Irish food and ingredients manufacturer Kerry Group has posted a £130M rise in sales in its half-year trading report, despite the company facing “significant adverse currency movements”.

Cargill in surplus food supply deal

Cargill to supply food surplus charity

By Gwen Ridler

Poultry processor Cargill has launched a new agreement to supply food poverty action group FareShare with fresh chicken every week, free of charge.

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