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Government promises “trailblazing” new food strategy England

Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of restaurant chain Leon, has been appointed to lead the first major review of the UK food system in nearly 75 years. Dimbleby will investigate the entire food system, from field to fork, and consider the changes needed to ensure that it delivers not only healthy, safe and affordable food, but also…
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On-farm environmental action wanes due to Brexit and financial pressure

One in two farmers agree with the principle of “public money for public goods”, with younger producers the most supportive (56%). However, a third are currently taking no environmental action to address problems on their farms. They blame a lack of access to capital (41%) and uncertainty over agricultural policy caused by Brexit (41%). The…
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75% of diners want carbon labels on menus

Three in four adults would prefer to eat in a restaurant that displays carbon footprint details on its menus, helping them make more informed decisions about what they eat. “No longer is allergy and nutritional information enough on menus – consumers are hungry to learn more about sustainable eating,” said James Bagshaw, co-founder at carbon…
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The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards, revealing the sustainability initiatives of the on-trade drinks sector’s leading responsible businesses. Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards is the only initiative to honour the achievements of companies in specific areas of sustainability and responsible business practice in the out of home sector and its…
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WRI targets deforestation with new tool

A new tool promises to enable businesses to manage deforestation risks for any commodity, anywhere in the world. Led by the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Global Forest Watch team, the GFW Pro platform uses more than 30 data sets from partners like Google and the University of Maryland to determine deforestation risk and help prioritise…
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Gatwick pioneers cup reuse trial

Gatwick Airport has partnered with Starbucks and Hubbub to launch what is billed as the world’s first ever cup reuse trial. Starbucks customers at the airport’s South Terminal will be given the option to borrow a free reusable cup for their drink instead of using a paper cup, which they can then drop off at…
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Businesses show support for net zero

Business leaders have welcomed the government’s announcement that it will legislate to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The net-zero target will replace the existing target to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 laid down in the 2008 Climate Change Act. The CBI said UK business stood “squarely behind” the government’s commitment. “This legislation…
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Government looks closely at EPS ban

DEFRA has invited tenders for a contract to assess "the economic, environmental and social impacts” of a ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) used for food and drink. Last week, the government announced that plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds would be banned from April next year. The new tender suggests that attention has already turned…
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