Fat is fine, claims new study

The row in the health community over fat has been reignited after a new study found people on high fat diets were not at greater risk of negative health outcomes. Researchers in Norway found similar health effects among a group of men, half of whom followed diets based on lowly processed carbohydrates and the other…
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Earth Day

Today (22 April) marks the 46th annual Earth Day. Started in 1970, the event encourages us all to channel our energy towards environmental issues with more than a billion people planning to be involved in some way, but as the organisation behind it says, it’s more than just a day and it’s bigger than attending…
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Cod recovery continues

THE ICONIC European cod fishery, which collapsed in the 1980s and has been ailing ever since, has finally increased above dangerously low levels and hauled itself off the Marine Conservation Society’s Fish to Avoid list.   North Sea cod is now rated “4 and amber”, which means it’s showing signs of improvement. The population now needs…
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Sainsbury’s makes big move on food waste

SAINSBURY’S HAS launched a £10m project to tackle household food waste. The “waste less, save more” initiative will start with a £1m trial to test a number of approaches across a single UK town.   The supermarket wants to look at everything from smart fridges and talking bins to new packaging and reward programmes. The…
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Shoppers back British

THE GOVERNMENT continued its provenance push this week by calling for more information on food labels. To kick off British Food Fortnight, DEFRA secretary Elizabeth Truss said local labelling – for example showing the farm or county that the product is from – “would help consumers take pride in buying British produce”. Truss cited “new…
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Opening the door for SMEs

GETTING A foothold in a large corporate supply chain can be daunting for SMEs. Sodexo’s new supply chain inclusion programme hopes to demystify the process and make it easier for SMEs to work with large organisations. Amy Fetzer reports.                   While landing a contract with a big…
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The Sustainability Elite: Footprint Awards 2015 Winners Announced

THE GOOD and the great of foodservice and hospitality sector gathered last night for the “Footprint Farm” themed 5th Anniversary Footprint Awards 2015 at the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf.                     Sustainable Use of Natural Resources sponsored by Green10              …
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Courtauld results show packaging down and food redistribution up

THE FIRST year results of the Courtauld Commitment Phase 3, released today by WRAP, show an approximate 4.5% reduction of the carbon impacts of packaging, while food waste prevention efforts have led to 80% more food being redistributed.                             Signatories’ efforts to…
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AN INVESTIGATION by The Telegraph ha revealed that dozens of fast food restaurants, coffee bars and shops are selling discounted chocolate at hospitals, leading to accusations that the NHS itself fuelling the obesity epidemic in the UK. The Sunday Telegraph reported that NHS trusts across the country are allowing outlets such as Costa Coffee into…
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