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Food groups warn of price hikes from migrant curbs

Proposals to restrict the number of EU migrants entering the UK after Brexit could increase the cost of food and drink in the long-term, food industry representatives have warned. This week the government’s Migration Advisory Committee published a report in which it recommended that EU citizens should not be given preferential access to UK jobs.…
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Nestlé uses ‘eyes in the sky’ to police palm oil

Nestlé is pioneering the use of satellite imagery developed by the aerospace industry to ensure that 100% of its global palm oil supply chains are deforestation-free. The company has implemented the Starling system, which uses the satellites of space industry giant Airbus to ensure that no deforestation is taking place. Nestlé said the move would…
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Consumers take dietary supplements out of habit

Consumers are adopting a “better safe than sorry” approach to taking dietary supplements without knowing if they are making any difference to their health. New research published this week by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) found that many consumers acknowledge that they take supplements as a force of habit - some are even cynical about…
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Mondelēz starts stockpiling as Brexit fears loom

Cadbury owner Mondelēz International is reportedly stockpiling ingredients, chocolates and biscuits in anticipation of a no-deal Brexit, according to reports. Hubert Weber, president of Mondelēz Europe, told the Times that the company would prefer a deal that allows free flow of products but is “also preparing for a hard Brexit and […] we are stocking…
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New agriculture bill fails to tackle public health issue

The government’s long-awaited Agriculture Bill promises to “deliver a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations”, but campaigners and farmers aren’t convinced. The Agriculture Bill, introduced into Parliament on Wednesday (September 12th) sets out how farmers and land managers will in future be paid for “public goods”, such as better air and water quality, improved…
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Climate extremes fuelling global hunger and food crises

The number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018, published this week. Limited progress is also being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult…
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Treasury digs in heels over calorie labelling

Plans by the Department of Health to make calorie labelling mandatory on out-of-home menus have ignited a row with the Treasury over the cost to business. The Telegraph reported this week that the Department of Health will soon publish a consultation to ensure there is consistent calorie labelling for restaurants, cafes, takeaways and online delivery…
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One in five meat samples reveal mislabelling

More than five years after the horsemeat scandal rocked the UK food industry meat substitution remains rife, according to an investigation. The BBC reported this week that more than a fifth of meat sample tests in 2017 found DNA from animals not listed on the label. It follows a Freedom of Information request made to…
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EU should tax plastic to cut use

The EU should strongly consider using new taxes to reduce the overall level of plastic use in the economy and incentivise reuse and recycling, according to a new study. The report produced by the New Economics Foundation for Zero Waste Europe set out a number of scenarios for reducing the 25.8 million tonnes of plastic…
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Waste2Zero Finalists Announced

We are delighted to announce that, with an unprecedented level of entries to the 2018 waste2zero awards, the following organisations are in the running to pick up a trophy recognising excellence in waste management and waste prevention.       Aldi BaxterStorey Bristol Waste Company Cafe Spice Namaste Canary Wharf Group Colpac Cranswick EY Gather…
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