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February 2017 issue of Footprint Magazine out now

The World Meteorological Organisation has confirmed that last year was the hottest on record globally – temperatures were 1.1°C higher than pre-industrial levels and 0.07°C up on 2015. It was an “extreme year”, the WMO said, with long-term indicators of anthropological climate change also reaching “new heights” thanks to record levels of carbon dioxide and…
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December 2016 Issue of Footprint Magazine out now

November was a month of extremes for those engaged in climate change. It started on a high when the Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4th (remarkably quickly given that the deal was agreed less than a year ago). But that tide of optimism turned on November 9th as Donald Trump blustered his way…
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Latest issue of Footprint Out Now

Two referendums in two years – thank goodness I’m not Swiss (180 votes in 20 years) because I couldn’t cope. But thanks to the June 23rd vote to leave the European Union there could be another one soon enough. “I don’t pretend that the option of independence would be straightforward,” said Scotland’s first minister, Nicola…
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Footprint Issue 40 June 2016

Download the latest issue of Footprint. How can big data make us thinner, Compass and gender equality and how are other foodservice companies faring, results of the 2016 soy scorecard, Donald Trump 'cancels' Paris Agreement, looming chaos in both camps as the referendum looms, how can Fairtrade et al excel, EU and wastewater plans, palm oil supplier gets public kicking, sulphites and much much more.

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Footprint Issue 39 April 2016

 Settling on something to write about for this issue wasn’t easy. In the past couple of months we have had the surprise of the sugar tax, a worrying first assessment of UK food crime and a fascinating insight into what consumers want our food industry to look like. It was interesting that the Food Standards Agency, in publishing…
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Footprint Issue 38 February 2016

Rewind the clock six years and David Cameron and George Osborne were the golden boys of the green movement. Ever since, Cameron has made no secret that his commitments in opposition were hyperbole. Yet watching him in front of the liaison committee in January it was hard to tell whether (as Footprint’s associate editor, Nick…
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Footprint Issue 37 December 2015

LAST ISSUE all the talk was about cheat devices hidden in VW cars. That hasn’t gone away, but recently I spent three days at Food Matters Live hearing about another covert operation – hidden sugars.   You might have seen the odd press article of late lambasting the new antiambrosia. This is all building to…
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Footprint Issue 36 October 2015

AS THE OWNER of a Seat car with a diesel engine, I’ve been following the whole VW scandal with a mixture of disappointment and concern. But truth be told I am not that surprised at the whole sorry state of affairs. This isn’t the cynic in me, rather the realist. We already know that the miles-per-gallon figures are…
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Footprint Issue 35 August 2015

WELCOME TO THE first digital issue of Footprint. Every two months from now on we will be bringing you hard-hitting analysis, in-depth special reports and expert opinions from around the foodservice, catering and hospitality sectors.   In between issues there will also be news, analysis and comment available daily through the website, footprint.digital, and weekly…
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Foodservice Footprint Issue 34 January 2015

THIS LEADER has been tricky to write. At first I thought I’d look back at the year gone by – but we’ve done that across four pages inside. We’ve had banana wars and good news for organic food. There have been climate change tomes and carbon emission rhetoric. The Footprint Awards in the summer took…
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