Tag Archives: Food and Agriculture Organisation

Cut off the gas

PIERRE GERBER from the Food and Agriculture Organisation talks about his new report on emissions from livestock farming.   David Burrows (DB): Livestock production seems to be a big emitter of greenhouse gases, but what are the main sources?   Pierre Gerber (PG): Cattle raised for both beef and milk is responsible for about 65%…
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Landfill’s End?

POLITICIANS HAVE raised the prospect of a total ban on sending food waste to the tip but the industry is in two minds about the benefits.                     Food waste has been thrust into the spotlight. A number of heavyweight reports have whetted the media and, in turn,…
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Global campaign to cut “foodprint”

RESTAURANTS, PUBS and hotels are being encouraged to limit menu choices and introduce flexible portioning as part of a new global campaign to cut food waste.                           Those in the hospitality sector should also consider introducing staff engagement programmes and food waste audits…
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Water use must be more efficient

GLOBAL LEADERS at the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm have called for substantial increases in public and private sector investment to reduce losses of food in the supply chain, enhance water efficiency in agriculture and curb consumer waste.   More than a quarter of all the water we use worldwide is taken to grow…
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