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  • Foodservice Footprint nz2 NET-ZERO NOTEBOOK: Be careful what you say about carbon Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    NET-ZERO NOTEBOOK: Be careful what you say about carbon

    This month’s offer is full of carbon negatives, numbers and nuance. David Burrows reports.  This is the ‘net-zero’ notebook, so let’s start with some stats on net-zero. From mid-January to mid-February the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) used AI (of course… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint plate2 Can footprinting of menus lead to emissions reductions? Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    Can footprinting of menus lead to emissions reductions?

    Appetite to create ‘low carbon’ dishes is strong, but don’t expect people to pay more for them. David Burrows reports.  Big step. Catering firm Sodexo is adding carbon footprints to the menus at 300 of its 700 sites in the UK… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint door1 Has climate transparency turned a corner? Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    Has climate transparency turned a corner?

    Compass has claimed an industry first with the publication of its first ever climate transition plan. Others will soon be required to follow its lead. By Nick Hughes. It had the feeling of a landmark moment for the foodservice sector.… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Site-pic Footprint Forum report: Getting into the weeds of ‘regen ag’ Event Reports Out of Home News Analysis  most-read

    Footprint Forum report: Getting into the weeds of ‘regen ag’

    Speakers at a recent Footprint Forum were excited about the potential to transform farming through regenerative practices but challenges remain around financing and the risk of greenwash. By David Burrows. Fairr play. Regenerative agriculture has captured the attention of pretty much… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint vineyard Can wine break free from glass? Drinks Sector News Out of Home News Analysis  most-read

    Can wine break free from glass?

    A wine packaging trial offers hope for glass alternatives like recycled plastic and bag-in-a-box, and could dramatically reduce carbon emissions. By David Burrows. Can wine be packaged in something other than glass? Undoubtedly. Wine is now available in aluminium cans,… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint burger-3962996_1280 Where next for voluntary reformulation programmes? Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    Where next for voluntary reformulation programmes?

    As a new report shows precious little progress on calorie reduction the pressure grows on ministers to take a more hard-line approach. Nick Hughes reports. A pattern of failure is being repeated that casts doubt over the future of voluntary… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Tractor2 Production, protection and prices: UK food policy is in a perilous state Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    Production, protection and prices: UK food policy is in a perilous state

    Farmers rightly want fair prices but putting red lines through green rules won’t help; in fact it will put UK food security and our countryside at risk. By David Burrows.  ‘Banana prices’. The first entry of Defra’s daily update email… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Starmer2 Political Print: Dogged defence leaves Starmer short of ideas Out of Home News Analysis  most-read

    Political Print: Dogged defence leaves Starmer short of ideas

    The Labour leader’s cautious approach may win him power but it won’t meet the scale of the challenges facing the country. By Nick Hughes.  Sir Keir Starmer is not a man minded to take undue risks. That much has become… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Graph2 NET-ZERO NOTEBOOK: Stuck in the marketing muddle Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    NET-ZERO NOTEBOOK: Stuck in the marketing muddle

    This month’s Notebook is looking to ‘get a grip’ as researchers call for ‘realism’ regarding carbon sequestration claims. By David Burrows. “To go over [1.5C of warming] on an annual average is significant,” said Professor Liz Bentley, chief executive of the Royal… Read More

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    Food producers bank on the power of protest 

    On both sides of the English Channel, farmers are taking their complaints over supply chain unfairness to the centre of political power. Nick Hughes reports. The sight of hundreds of tractors blocking major routes into Paris last week will surely… Read More