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Next Green Thing: Purpose

BUSINESSES WHICH care about more than just profit could be in a stronger position to survive the coming social and environmental shocks, writes Nick Hughes.   Ella's Kitchen is one of the great food and drink success stories of the past decade and its founder, Paul Lindley, has forged a reputation as one of the industry’s…
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Bad news for bacon

THE WORLD Health Organisation has classified the consumption of processed red meat as “carcinogenic to humans” and red meat as “probably carcinogenic”.   Experts at WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR) said there was sufficient evidence that eating meats like bacon and sausages causes colorectal cancer.   Just 50g – about two slices…
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Meaty issues – experts debate the future of food

THE YORK Festival of Ideas will launch the first World Meat Free Day campaign by hosting an alternative meat free breakfast for staff and students on 15 June.                       The Festival will then host a series of panel discussions and keynote talks by a range…
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Organic farms support biodiversity, say Oxford University researchers

A NEW study by researchers at the University of Oxford has shown that organic farms support up to 34% more plants and animal species than conventional farms.   Researchers looked at 184 farming sites across the UK for the past 30 years and found that biodiversity on organic farms had remained at a steady level…
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New director at Compassion in World Farming

Dr TRACEY JONES has been appointed Director of Food Business at Compassion in World Farming to help the charity reach its target of positively impacting the lives of one billion farm animals by 2017, replacing Steve McIvor who has gone to the World Society for the Protection on Animals.            …
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Call for sugary drinks tax

A TAX ON sugary drinks should be included in the 2013 budget, according to a new report published today. At 20p per litre, this would equate to some £1bn a year, with the money diverted to a ring-fenced “Children’s Future Fund” for programmes to improve children’s health. Initiatives could include free school meals and the…
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