Tag Archives: Greenpeace

How to define ‘no deforestation’

After years of debate companies have finally agreed on a standard for forest protection. Now it’s time to turn words into action, writes Deborah Lapidus. Over the past three years, thanks in large part to responsible sourcing policies adopted by leading consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, several of the world’s largest agribusinesses that once destroyed…
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Cod supply warning for foodservice brands

Fishing fleets that supply major UK and European consumer brands are using giant bottom trawlers in the northern Barents Sea around Svalbard, an area known as the ‘Arctic Galapagos’. Greenpeace research, using satellite data and field work, has implicated the suppliers of well-known brands Birdseye, Findus and Young’s, as well as those delivering to fish…
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News review

IT APPEARS THAT all 19 government requests for bans of GM crop cultivation are expected to go unchallenged by biotech companies, paving the way for two thirds of the EU’s farmland and population to remain GM-free. According to information it obtained from the European Commission, Greenpeace believes that biotech companies have so far accepted all…
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News Review

Carney on climate The Bank of England’s governor caused quite a stir with a speech about climate change this week. Speaking at a Lloyd’s of London insurance event Mark Carney referred to climate change as “the tragedy of the horizon”. “The horizon for monetary policy extends out to two to three years. For financial stability…
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News in review

SALT LINKED to obesity in new study. (Small) bonus for female workers. Blow for minimum price deal on alcohol. Be careful with burgers. Pop star’s plea on climate change.                             Salt in the spotlight CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS has been made to reduce the consumption…
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Spreading the news

NUTELLA'S UNDESERVED criticism from the French environment minister suggests that brands could do more to highlight their progress on sustainable palm oil argues David Burrows. It's not often that the likes of Greenpeace will jump to defence of a multinational food company, but it made an exception for Ferrero. The confectionery firm’s Nutella spread was thrust…
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Greenpeace exposes 20 European fishing vessels responsible for destructive fishing

GREENPEACE IS exposing today 20 of the most destructive fishing vessels operating under European flags, ownership or management, two months ahead of a European Union (EU) deadline to end overfishing. All 20 vessels have been singled out because of their enormous capacity to catch fish and their impact on overexploited fish stocks, vulnerable marine species…
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Miliband announces new green 10-year plan

LABOUR PARTY leader Ed Miliband has prioritised the green economy in his latest address at the annual Labour Conference.                     During the most recent annual party conference, Miliband set out his 10-year plan and pledged to create one million more green jobs in the “low-carbon and…
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My Viewpoint: Authenticity is the bedrock of sustainability

RED FACES all round at Greenpeace this summer as it emerged that one of its directors regularly commutes by air from his home in Luxembourg to the NGO’s HQ in Amsterdam.                 Greenpeace initially defended Pascal Husting’s frequent flying on the grounds that he has a young family,…
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New sustainable palm oil manifesto met with criticism

A NEW sustainable palm oil scheme, set up by some of the largest companies in the palm oil industry, has been criticised by environmentalists who claim it’s “greenwashing”.                           The Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto is supposed to represent an increased commitment to sustainable…
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