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Footprint Awards 2013 shortlist announced

THE NOMINEES for the 2013 Footprint Awards – the industry’s only awards scheme encouraging sustainability and responsible business throughout the supply chain – have today been announced following a record number of entries.                           “Record number of entries demonstrate sustainability is at the…
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Foodservice told to commit to British farmers

COMPANIES IN THE foodservice sector must commit to British farmers and pay them a fairer price for their milk. That’s according to the Dairy Coalition, which has warned that milk supply could be jeoparised if no progress is made on some of the “lousy contracts” currently in place.   In the short term, the coalition,…
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Scientists consider new GM wheat trial

THE INTEREST around genetically modified (GM) crops is continuing to rise with reports that scientists at Rothamsted are mulling over a proposal to apply for permission to replicate its GM trial of wheat plants engineered to repel aphids.   Farmers Weekly has revealed that discussions about the trial are ongoing.   The first trials of…
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Doctors back soda tax

DOCTORS BELIEVE that a tax on sugary drinks will help to tackle the obesity crisis. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges also calls for better standards of hospital food   In an extensive report, published today February 18th, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) also called for an improvement in the standards of hospital food…
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3663 launches waste service

FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTOR 3663 has launched a new scheme to help its customers achieve zero waste to landfill.   The “3663 Zero” scheme, run in partnership with waste management company SITA UK, will allow customers to have all their waste and recyclables collected. They will also be provided with an audit to help them measure and…
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Forward Features for Footprint

Footprint is published on the 18th day of every month (not in July or December). The magazine focuses on news analysis, features and comment from across the foodservice and hospitality sectors.   All aspects of sustainability are covered, including environment, ethics and health. The articles also aim to deliver content that is relevant to all…
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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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Companies rewarded in first ever Health & Vitality Honours

LEADING PERSONALITIES from the foodservice and hospitality industries, including the likes of Raymond Blanc OBE, LACA’s Anne Bull and Westminster Kingsway’s Gary Hunter, teamed-up with health and nutrition expert Dr Susan Jebb and Sodexo Health Ambassador Matt Dawson MBE to recognise healthy best practice within foodservice. The high profile judging panel this afternoon rewarded those…
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Push for GM continues

THE ENVIRONMENT Secretary, Owen Paterson, used his speech at the Oxford Farming Conference to once-again promote the role of genetically modified (GM) foods.   Paterson, who in December said GM “would be a good thing” highlighted the growing number of farmers that are using the technology and the “great opportunity” it provides.   However, he…
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Nutrition trends going wrong way

THE GOVERNMENT has published its annual “Family Food” survey, which campaigners say shows worrying trends in terms of nutrition.   The survey provides statistics on food purchases by type of food and also estimates of nutrient content.   Most concerning is the decline in purchases of fruit and vegetables, down 10% in 2011 compared to…
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