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  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-13 Water: you need to worry Event Reports  Waterscan Water Witness International Viridor Veolia Scott McCready news-email Leatherhead Food Research Leatherhead Innocent Inder Poonaji Harbour & Jones Footprint Forum Elsabe Snyman Dr Peter Wareing Desmond Swayne Claire Yeates Charlotte Cawthorne

    Water: you need to worry

    Water stress and shortages are already impacting foodservice, from smoothies and sugar cane to chocolate bars and bottling plants. Amy Fetzer reports on a Footprint Forum designed to wring out solutions. Sitting inside Innocent’s London head office on a wet… Read More

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    Get on your marks

    Foodservice needs to start demanding more from ethical certification schemes – and it might even be time for a cull, according to speakers at the last Footprint Forum. By Amy Fetzer. It’s not all rosy in the relationship between ethical… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-4-300x225 Tough decisions on ethical meat Event Reports Features Features  TUCO Tony Goodger RSPCA Red Tractor NCB Foodservice Julia Wrathall Harper Adams University Footprint Forum Food Ethics Council David Nuttall David Clarke Dan Crossley Allegra McEvedy

    Tough decisions on ethical meat

    Would you customers still eat your food if they knew where it came from? If not, you’re at risk. Amy Fetzer reports from November’s forum on animal welfare. Three-quarters of consumers rank animal welfare concerns as the top issue which makes… Read More

  • Cut the clutter

    Catering firms are faced with myriad eco-labels. But are they an essential part of communicating their ethics? Ask a student what factors determine the food they buy and price will invariably come top – and who can blame them, with… Read More

  • Footprint Forum Report: Cut the clutter

    CATERING FIRMS are faced with myriad eco-labels. But are they an essential part of communicating their ethics?                   Ask a student what factors determine the food they buy and price will invariably… Read More

  • Footprint Forum Report: City living is under threat

    CLIMATE CHANGE poses a real risk to the world’s growing urban populations, according to experts gathered at Footprint Forum.                     The sight recently of athletes running the Beijing marathon wearing gasmasks… Read More

  • Not loving it

    LACK OF progress on the government’s high-profile public health partnership with many high-street brands means ministers may need to take a harder line.                   It’s easy to see why the Public Health… Read More

  • Where next for the Responsibility Deal?

    LEADING FOODSERVICE figures met on the second birthday of the governments wide-ranging health deal to discuss whether it’s been a success and what challenges lie ahead. The government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal is reaching a critical stage. Last month the… Read More

  • Footprint Forum Report: Holding out for a hero

    IN EUROPE, genetically modified crops have remained in labs while the rest of the world plants more and more. Does the technology need a champion?  It seemed apt that the Footprint Forum to discuss the sensitive issue of genetically modified (GM) crops took… Read More

  • Footprint Forum: GM – Contemptible or Inevitable

    On the 28th of February, members and guests of Footprint Forum gathered at the U.S. Embassy in London to debate GM – Contemptible or Inevitable. The objective of this session was to remove polarised subjectivity from the debate and frame… Read More