Tag Archives: Kerry McCarthy

Political Print: Food’s off the table at the Labour conference

Hopes of the party promoting a bold new vision were dashed with the shadow DEFRA secretary sidelined in Brighton this week. By Nick Hughes. It’s party conference season, hence it’s time for the Print to snap out of its summer hibernation to pore over the food and environment policies of our current and future leaders.…
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Food waste bill to get second reading

A food waste bill that could require large supermarkets, manufacturers and distributors to reduce their food waste by no less than 30% by 2025 will get its second reading in parliament this Friday (5th Feb 2016). The proposed bill also requires that the food industry enters into formal agreements with food redistribution organisations; and requires…
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The Political Print: An Open Letter to Labour

  Dear Labour,   Long time no speak.   First, you must forgive us for spending several of these columns since the election dissecting the Conservative Party’s policies. We hope you’ll understand – they are in government, after all.   Moreover, there’s been so much to discuss with relevance to the foodservice sector: the national…
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M&S’s new food redistribution scheme

MARKS & SPENCER has launched a nationwide surplus food redistribution scheme that will connect all its stores with local food charities and help the retailer meet its Plan A target of reducing food waste by 20% by 2020. Pressure has been mounting on supermarkets to tackle food waste throughout their supply chains. Shadow environment secretary…
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News review

More Scottish food please, Bidvest sustainability update, Hospitality delivers 10% of GDP, Keep big portions out of reach, Tea certification failures....                     NFUS challenges foodservice   Scotland’s farming union will approach foodservice and catering companies asking them to spell out their commitments to Scottish agriculture. The move follows Brakes’ announcement…
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Maximising the opportunity with foodbanks

BIG RETAILERS have been battered by the storm over food waste. Distributing surplus stocks to food banks can tackle the crisis and make a huge difference to the UK’s poorest. By Carrie Lorton and Adam Read. The House of Lords has published its extensive assessment of Europe’s food waste crisis. Some 90m tonnes are being thrown…
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