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UK food prices highest in Europe

PEOPLE IN the UK are facing among the highest and most volatile food prices in Western Europe, according to a new global food database released by Oxfam today.                     New global food index compares 125 countries to reveal the best and worst places to eat healthily…
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Foodservice and hospitality community showcases innovation

FOR THE second year innovative suppliers and thought leaders of the foodservice buying community met for the annual Footprint Forum: Thought Leaders & Innovators Conference and Partnering Event 2013 at innocent's Ladbroke Grove HQ.                   The recent tide of positive economic data, culminating in a revised OECD…
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The next green thing: apprenticeships

The apprentice: you're hired                           Young guns   Convincing young homegrown talent to consider a career in the foodservice or hospitality sector has traditionally been an uphill struggle. The long, unsociable hours. The poor pay. The temptation to hire international staff. But, as we reach…
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New health campaign

A BRAND NEW campaign exposing the “hidden nasties” in everyday foods and helping people become “food smart” has been launched by the Department of Health.   The campaign, which comes on the back of new research showing that UK consumers still have limited knowledge about the foods they consume, will start with an “ad takeover”…
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Europe’s new resource efficiency manifesto

THE EUROPEAN Commission has published its vision of what a resource efficient Europe will look like: more environmental reporting and fewer resource-intensive products.     In a world with growing pressures on resources and the environment, the Commission called for the creation of “better market conditions for products and services that have lower impacts across…
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Changing diets and climate will keep food prices high

FOOD COMMODITY prices will remain “on a higher plateau” for the next decade, according to a new report from the OECD-FAO.   Though the market is “calmer” after record highs last year, growth in global population, increasing affluence, urban migration and changing diets in developing countries will keep prices high. Rising demand for biofuels will…
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