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Some UK hens still in battery cages

BRITISH LION egg producers are “disgusted” that some UK egg producers are still keeping hens in conventional battery cages despite an EU ban from 1 January 2012.  British egg producers have invested £400m converting to enriched cages to comply with new European legislation that came into force on January 1. The Welfare of Laying Hens…
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Compass joins Business Compact

COMPASS GROUP UK & Ireland was yesterday congratulated by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, as one of a number of companies opening their doors to young people from all walks of life.    Compass is named as one of the signatories to the Business Compact, the Deputy Prime Minister’s flagship scheme to create fairer opportunities…
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Something to Shout About

Consumer-facing caterers such as McDonald’s and Starbucks love to tell the world about how they’re saving the planet. Their contract counterparts, on the other and, often remain guarded and fearful of publicity. But are contract caterers right not to shout about their sustainability efforts? Joe Fernandez reports. Consumer-facing caterers such as McDonald’s and Starbucks love…
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Viewpoint

THERE’S THIS performance artist, and eating is his current medium. He’s eating his wardrobe. Time isn’t an issue. He’s focused on the long game. Every day, he sands down a bit more of his wardrobe and sprinkles the accumulated dust on his food. He derives a visceral thrill from it all. It’s a commitment to…
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Sustainable futures are made in the present

A look towards 2020 tells us that the foodservice sector should get serious about sustainability today, says Sally Uren, deputy chief executive, Forum For The Future. FMCG brands and retailers will help make green living normal and easy for millions of people, and progress towards sustainable consumption will not be knocked off course by a…
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Go ‘Back to the future’ for a Sustainable Menu!

Organisers of the Footprint Awards 2012 have teamed up with The Skillery at Hotelympia and David Cavalier, Food Director, CH&Co. to offer emerging chefs the chance to enter a unique ‘Back to the Future’ Challenge that will encourage the development of sustainable menus. On Tuesday 28 February at 10.30am, David will conduct a live masterclass…
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The future’s far from bright for oranges!

Future's for US orange juice soared by more than 10 per cent to an all-time high over fears of an unapproved fungicide in Brazil could hit juice imports. The benchmark March frozen concentrated orange juice contract on the ICE Futures US exchange jumped the 20 cents daily limit to $2.0775 in morning trading, taking two-day gains…
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EGGS CAN BE EATEN PAST BEST BEFORE

THE FOOD Standards Agency has given a huge endorsement to the safety of British eggs by relaxing its advice on using eggs after their best before date. The Agency, which had previously stated that all eggs must be used within their best before date, now says that it is ok to eat eggs a couple…
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Carbon cut by 25%

THE FOOD and drink industry has slashed CO2 emissions by 25%, putting it on target to meet the target of 35% cuts by 2020. Cutting 163 million HGV road miles helped business to deliver the cuts.   Water use has also fallen by 5.3%, while product and packaging waste has been cut by 6.9%, according…
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Sustainable brain food for students

DURHAM UNIVERSITY has just become the first independently-catered university in the UK to offer its students MSC certified sustainable fish.   The move towards Marine Stewardship Council certified status means that students in all 16 catered colleges now have the option to choose independently certified sustainable fish for the first time as part of their…
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