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Meaty issues – experts debate the future of food

THE YORK Festival of Ideas will launch the first World Meat Free Day campaign by hosting an alternative meat free breakfast for staff and students on 15 June.                       The Festival will then host a series of panel discussions and keynote talks by a range…
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New report calls for changes to the UK food and farming policy

THE FOOD Ethics Council, Soil Association and Compassion in World Farming have collaborated with seven other UK organisations to produce a report which challenges the government’s current UK food and farming policy.                         The organisations involved have joined forces to highlight the overwhelming evidence…
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Defra publishes food aid report

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published the findings from research on the use of food aid in the UK.                           Defra commissioned researchers from the University of Warwick and Food Ethics Council to carry out a Rapid Evidence Assessment…
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Food wastage footprint: Impacts on natural resources

THE FOOD Ethics Council welcomes the FAO’s new report on the environmental impact of food waste, Food wastage footprint: Impacts on natural resources.    The report highlights the damaging impact on the world’s natural resources of throwing away food. It points out that globally we waste one third of all our food; in developing countries…
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall backs new food alliance

HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL and a number of key national organisations from health, environment, social justice, animal welfare, development, faith and consumer sectors have launched a new alliance to promote the idea that eating ‘less and better’ meat is fairer, greener and healthier for people and the planet.                  …
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My viewpoint: Foodservice companies have a lot to answer for

WHEN IT comes to ethics, consumers have lots of questions and foodservice companies have a lot to answer for, says Dan Crossley.                           “Does it really matter if people leave their ethics behind when they eat out? I think it does. Eating out…
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Lamb versus lentils

THE CONCEPT of cutting meat consumption to save the planet is a difficult one to swallow – especially for a nation that prides itself on livestock farming and craves roast beef on a Sunday. Indeed, it’s an idea that environmentalists love, politicians hate, food companies (often) ignore and consumers don’t really understand.   However, everyone…
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Supersize ban hits stumbling block

THE INTRODUCTION of a ban on large sugary drinks in New York has stalled with a judge having declared it “arbitrary and capricious”. Meanwhile, the UK is facing a similar public health u-turn with the government stumbling in its bid to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol.     The government had been set to introduce…
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A taste for tripe

UK CONSUMERS have become ‘squeamish’ about eating certain cuts but a new report argues that meat – including offal – needs to be valued rather than wasted.    Fergus Henderson will be pleased. A report published last month by WWF- UK and the Food Ethics Council (FEC) claims that food companies, consumers and the government must…
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Goodbye to supersize?

AS NEW YORK bans giant servings amid growing pressure to confront obesity, Footprint asks if the UK's soft drinks face hard regulation.                           Last month Coca-Cola unveiled a new advert, but it’s not just any advert. Instead of relating its drinks to happiness the…
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