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Farms of the future

FIFTY YEARS ago this month the book ‘Silent Spring’ kick-started the environmental movement and changed the way we grow our food. As climate change and population growth exert growing pressure, what will the next generation of farms look like?    This month marks the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”. Al Gore credits the…
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Breakthrough innovation – creating a brighter future

Vicky Murray, Forum for the Future principal sustainability advisor, explains why we all need to be innovating to shift the foodservice sector for the better, and how we can make it happen.                       IT IS 1991. The coffee price has plummeted. A bunch of investors…
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S – Word Ssssssshhhhhh

IT MAY be the most overused word of the 21st century – and we’re among the worst offenders. But does it mean so many different things to so many people that we’re better off avoiding it altogether? We ask the experts.                         We're ahead…
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Demand for more disruptive innovation

BUSINESSES HAVE to start producing more ‘disruptive innovation’ in order to meet the sustainability challenges and goals of the future.                     The combination of rising energy and commodity prices, concerns over security of supply and consumers who are demanding increased levels of corporate responsibility will force…
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Unilever sets new palm oil target

UNILEVER HAS set a new target to purchase all its palm oil from traceable sources by 2020. This means it will be able to track all of the certified oil it buys back to the plantation on which it was originally grown.   The manufacturer said this will be “difficult to achieve”, but was necessary…
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