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Brexit risks UK backsliding on waste

Brexit risks the UK backsliding on key waste and recycling targets, a think tank has warned. Green Alliance said that with the EU’s current recycling targets due to expire in 2020 and no promise to replace them in the UK, progress could slip on recycling provision and lead to the reopening of landfills. It urged…
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UK accused of ‘offshoring’ food impacts

The UK has been accused of unjustly offshoring the negative impacts of its food system to key trading partners. The Food Ethics Council said that headline statistics on the UK’s own sustainability performance on measures such as food waste and greenhouse gas emissions failed to account for the social and environmental impacts related to food…
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Row erupts over cage-free eggs

A row has broken out between animal welfare groups and the government’s chief veterinary officer over the role of caged hens in egg production. The Independent reported that Nigel Gibbens, who advises DEFRA on veterinary and welfare issues, said the commitment by leading retailers to stop selling caged eggs by 2025 was misguided because of…
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Foodservice confidence drops amid price hikes

More than two thirds (69%) of foodservice leaders say their business has had to increase menu prices over the last quarter in light of soaring costs. Data from the CGA’s latest Business Confidence Survey shows that pricing pressures are just one of a number of factors to have dented optimism among leaders in the eating…
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Champions of Waste Management & Prevention Announced

Tonight the good and the great of the industry gathered for the Awards Party of the inaugural Waste2Zero Awards - headline sponsored by Bunzl - at the Ham Yard Hotel in London’s Soho. The management and prevention of waste has changed dramatically over the last few years from being something of an elephant in the…
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Storm clouds gather over Brexit

Food industry experts are far clearer on the dangers of a hard exit than politicians, writes David Burrows. In a fortnight’s time, on December 14th, EU leaders are expected to meet in order to decide whether negotiations on Brexit can move to phase two – in other words, from all the stuff about separation (the…
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Nutrition experts factor emissions into dietary advice

UK dietitians are to promote plant-based diets in which beans and pulses replace red and processed meat. The move is significant because the advice considers both health and the environment. In a new policy paper published this week, the British Dietetic Association concluded that: “… a cultural shift towards a more plant based diet is…
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Food to go sector blamed for rising beach litter

Food and drink packaging accounts for up to a fifth of all rubbish found on beaches, according to new research. The findings, from the annual Great British Beach Clean, will intensify pressure on ministers to introduce charges on single-use items like coffee cups, bottles and straws. On average, 718 litter items were collected every 100…
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New labelling guide to help cut food waste

New labelling guidelines have been published to help reduce the amount of food people chuck in the bin. In the UK, two million tonnes of food is thrown away every year because it’s not been used in time; a third of this comes down to how shoppers interpret date labels. “We know that confusing labels…
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New food council to help boost farm to fork innovation

The UK government is to create a new Food and Drink Sector Council to help boost exports and innovation as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. The new group, which has been welcomed by food and farming groups, was announced as part of the new industrial strategy this week. “The opportunities – and…
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