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UK accused of ‘offshoring’ food impacts

The UK has been accused of unjustly offshoring the negative impacts of its food system to key trading partners. The Food Ethics Council said that headline statistics on the UK’s own sustainability performance on measures such as food waste and greenhouse gas emissions failed to account for the social and environmental impacts related to food…
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What motivates food & farming charities?

The Food Ethics Council’s survey of food & farming charities gives food businesses insight into what makes them tick, what holds them back and how the two sectors could work together. Here, the Food Ethics Council highlights five key takeaways from the Food issues census 2017. Local food is the number one issue that UK…
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Is fake meat the real deal

Should burger bars and the foodservice sector at large start embracing new and improving meat-free products? Footprint asks experts for their views. Let’s not get carried away. “Offering tasty, nutritious and sustainably produced food is a ‘must’, not a ‘nice to have’. In today’s world, big burger chains need to think long and hard about…
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US trade deal could tempt food fraudsters

A trade deal with the United States could open “a very new can of worms in terms of food fraud”, according to a world-leading expert in the subject. Chris Elliott is professor of food safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast. However, he is perhaps better know as…
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Can less meat mean more profit?

Have you heard of World Meat Free Day? Nope. Neither had I. But it was on July 13th. Oh. Cue a flurry of polls showing that people want to eat less meat and demanding more vegetarian options from us then? You’ve got it. Younger people are particularly keen flexitarians apparently. They would be. Nearly half…
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Pret’s veggie might

Pret A Manger’s pop up veggie store is like a Beyonce concert, according to chief executive Clive Schlee. “A meat free environment seems to generate an infectious positive energy,” he wrote on his blog this week. The shop is only a fortnight old but the response from the public has “taken us by surprise”, Schlee…
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Sustainable menus key to future foodservice profits

Foodservice businesses that meet growing demand for more sustainable menus stand to grow future revenues and profits, a new report has found. The Catering for Sustainability report, jointly produced by WWF-UK, Sodexo UK & Ireland and the Food Ethics Council, said that businesses that provide a greater range of sustainable menu choices, including more plant-based…
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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 a company ethical, according to research firm Mintel. But is it a priority for foodservice…
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Footprint Forum: Animal welfare – we’ve come a long way baby

Three quarters of consumers rank animal welfare concerns as the top issue which makes a company ethical but is the foodservice industry doing enough to ensure animal welfare, and if so, are we communicating it to customers? The conclusion from Tuesday’s lively, informative and thought-provoking Footprint Forum, Animal Welfare – does it matter to foodservice?…
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Voluntary agreements won’t deliver food security

FOOD BUSINESSES want more regulation to help them tackle issues linked to sustainability, including food security.                   In their research for a new report, published today, WWF and the Food Ethics Council also discovered that voluntary approaches are seen as “lacking necessary urgency” and “an inefficient use…
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