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Pizza chain goes for 100% MSC

Kotipizza has become the world’s first pizza chain to achieve full MSC Chain of Custody certification. All the seafood offered across the Finnish firm’s 260 outlets is now MSC certified sustainable and traceable. The commitment will be promoted through a national TV advertising campaign.  Kotipizza sells over eight million pizzas a year and around 1.5 million…
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Labels v taxes: which way to cut carbon?

Politicians need to encourage a shift to sustainable diets in the fight against climate change. The big question is how. What does a kilo of greenhouse gases buy you in the supermarket? Researchers at Lancaster University and RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, analysed 1,718 global warming potential values in 168 fresh foods to find out. The…
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Sales of sustainable fish reach £500m

UK shoppers spent £509.6m on seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in 2015/16, up 27% on the previous year. The increase, which came despite declining shop prices, shows that UK consumers are “some of the most ethically-minded”, said MSC, buying an eighth of the world’s sustainable seafood. Globally, $4.6bn (£3.8bn) worth of products…
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Time for a serious rethink of sustainability standards to tackle the urgent climate challenges the world is facing

For many years I have worked with some of the world’s largest conservation bodies, businesses and other civil society organisations to develop sustainability standards for a wide range of globally traded commodities. Many of these focus on specific sustainability challenges, such as animal welfare, global trade or organic standards. These schemes have done a fantastic job…
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Fish in favour, but it must be MSC

ONE IN SIX adults (17%) are eating more fish, with the majority (65%) citing healthy eating as the reason for increasing their intake, research by the Marine Stewardship Council has found.                         One third said they had switched to fish in an effort to…
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News review

Crisis at DEFRA With spending cuts in the region of 30% announced in this week’s spending review, it’s no surprise that DEFRA staff are feeling a little blue. A survey of staff at the department revealed that less than a third (31%) think it is well-managed, and even less (18%) have confidence in its approach…
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Making the most of marketing

JUST THINK about the last big purchase you made and why you chose it - invariably it will lead back to something you’ve read, seen or heard. The same, often subconscious, thinking affects our eating habits and tapping into this psychology opens up huge potential for caterers. Marketing has real power, when done effectively, particularly when…
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Fishing for answers – how university caterers are sourcing responsibly

CONSUMER AWARENESS of responsible sourcing has grown exponentially in the past few years, driving the issue of sustainable seafood – a cause which has been helped along by celebrity chef endorsement.   And rightly so. In recent years, the headlines have been full of stories around sea stock depletion as irresponsible fishing brings some species to…
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Cod recovery continues

THE ICONIC European cod fishery, which collapsed in the 1980s and has been ailing ever since, has finally increased above dangerously low levels and hauled itself off the Marine Conservation Society’s Fish to Avoid list.   North Sea cod is now rated “4 and amber”, which means it’s showing signs of improvement. The population now needs…
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News in review

MORRISONS MAY have shed a tear when it read this week’s assessment of its move to appease disgruntled farmers.                   The supermarket will launch a new milk brand this autumn, called Milk for Farmers, that will guarantee 10p per litre of the retail price to farmers. The…
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