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Brexit foie gras ban could be blocked

Plans to ban imports of foie gras could be blocked during negotiations to strike a post Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU. Many media outlets yesterday reported comments made by the environment secretary Michael Gove during a hearing with the House of Commons environmental audit committee. According to Sky, he said: "It may…
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Plant-based product push, but UK slow to react

Plant-based product claims increased by 62% globally in the four years to 2017, according to research published by Innova Market Insights. Growing consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics has driven the trend, with the dairy alternatives market a “particular beneficiary”. Global sales of dairy alternative drinks are set to reach US$16.3 billion (£12.3 billion)…
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Starbucks: 5p cup charge rolled out

Starbucks will introduce a 5p paper cup charge across all 950 UK stores from 26 July following a successful pilot in London. The coffee shop chain said a recent three-month trial in the capital had resulted in a 126% uplift in the use of reusable cups in participating stores, measured by the number of customers…
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OOH healthy eating strategy planned for Scotland

Mandatory calorie labelling on menus moved a step closer in Scotland this week, as the government unveiled its plans to tackle obesity. The Scottish Government’s Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan contains a number of measures to restrict the promotion and advertising of foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS). The plan sets out…
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Boost for plant-based school meals

A new campaign has been launched to promote plant-based meals in schools. School Plates, which is being run by food awareness group ProVeg, will work with schools, local authorities and catering firms to help them make “five small changes” to menus. These are: making meat-free meals available daily; ensuring meat-free options are different to meat…
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Struggle to meet SDGs continues

The UK is struggling to get to grips with the targets set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a new analysis. Out of 143 relevant targets, UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) found that the UK is performing well on just 24%. For 57% there are gaps in policy coverage or performance is…
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Nestlé praised for chicken welfare commitment

Nestlé has signed up to the Better Chicken Commitment, pledging to meet a number of key requirements to improve the welfare of the animals in its supply chain. More meat chickens are reared each year in the UK than any other land animal and a vast majority are kept in “unacceptable” conditions, according to the…
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Animal welfare policies in foodservice continue to improve

There has been a “sea-change in attitudes” towards animal welfare amongst food businesses, according to Compassion in World Farming (CIWF). Consumer demand, pressure from investors and market forces have driven even more commitments on cage-free eggs, CIWF said, as it predicted “the end of the cage age”. Only a year ago the foodservice sector was…
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Food ranks alongside oil for natural capital risk

The food and drink industry is in a “danger zone” comparable to the oil and gas sector for natural resources risk because of its reliance on natural capital in supply chains. Food and beverage companies are especially vulnerable to water scarcity and biodiversity loss according to a report by the insurer Allianz, which ranked the…
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