Tag Archives: Forum for the Future

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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Time for a serious rethink of sustainability standards to tackle the urgent climate challenges the world is facing

For many years I have worked with some of the world’s largest conservation bodies, businesses and other civil society organisations to develop sustainability standards for a wide range of globally traded commodities. Many of these focus on specific sustainability challenges, such as animal welfare, global trade or organic standards. These schemes have done a fantastic job…
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The power of plant-based protein

Humans need protein in order to survive, but there has to be a change in the way we currently produce and consume it if we are to protect our environment and our health, says Forum for the Future’s Simon Billing. With the launch of the government’s Eatwell Guide last week, protein is once again in…
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Farm power key to future UK energy supply

UK FARMS could be a major player in a shift towards a resilient, low-carbon energy system, according to an important report launched today by the Farm Power coalition.                             The coalition, which is made up of a growing number of farming bodies,…
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Sally Uren: Forum For The Future’s chief executive

IN SOME ways the sustainability landscape in 2013 didn’t shift, as the slow grind of some well-documented trends continued. Stories of resource crunches abounded, extreme weather events were witnessed, and the grim reality of social inequalities continued to wash through our media channels. Oh, and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere exceeded 400 ppm, the…
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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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A peek behind the Golden Arches

MCDONALD'S HAS decided to open its supply chain up to the public but is it a genuine attempt to be more transparent or a marketing stunt?                           At a recent food safety conference in York, Sainsbury’s head of quality and supplier performance, Alec…
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Tea coalition launched

BRITS MAY make 165 million cups of tea a day, but the nation’s favourite brew faces a number of challenges to survive. Climate change, water scarcity and competition for land use are all expected to combine to make those 165 million cups harder to come by.   A new coalition of the most influential organisations…
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How can you change the game?

LARGE FIRMS are increasingly adopting and scaling up sustainability innovations and reaping substantial rewards for themselves and their customers.   The new business approaches not only contribute to the green economy, but also show what can be achieved by decoupling business growth from increasing environmental damage, even generating restorative or net-positive social and environmental impacts.…
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