Analysis

Flushing out the foodservice greenwashers

New guidance on making environmental claims shows how easy it is to fall foul of the law. David Burrows reports. Be careful what you claim because the greenwashing police are coming. At least that’s according to lawyers. They would say that, of course, but they have a point. In the UK, as well as Europe,…
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Fraud warning as sector reopens

Many people have been heading out for their first drink at a pub, café or restaurant, but is the beverage what they think it is? David Burrows reports. According to a survey of 100 senior executives across the beverage sector, 97% have been affected by beverage fraud in the past 12 months. What’s more, 80%…
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How Facebook’s big data could be harnessed for good

The Cambridge Analytica scandal shouldn’t blind us to the possibility of using the platform to promote healthy living. By David Burrows. A friend messaged me last week. “Feeling rather smug that my wife found an email from me many years ago where I stated that I’d never join Facebook given the threat of data harvesting.”…
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Next in the line of fire: fossil fuel divestment

The fossil fuel divestment movement is going mainstream and food companies could become high-profile targets writes Nick Hughes. When a cause unites a group as diverse as the Norwegian parliament, the former chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and one of the world’s leading environmentalists you know it’s time to sit up and take notice. The…
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