University of Reading

  • Foodservice Footprint Footprint-Column-Toque-dOr-Image-2 Organic v non-organic: the battle over health benefits Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  University of Surrey University of Reading University of Newcastle Soil Association Professor Tom Sanders Professor Margaret Ryman Professor Leifert Professor Ian Givens King's College London Helen Browning British Journal of Nutrition

    Organic v non-organic: the battle over health benefits

    Organic milk and meat could well be healthier than non-organic products. An analysis of over 250 research papers by scientists at Newcastle University found “clear differences” between organic and conventional milk and meat. “Most importantly, a switch from conventional to… Read More

  • Footprint Awards shortlist reveals industry’s green leaders

    THE SHORTLIST for the prestigious Footprint Awards has been announced, revealing the foodservice and hospitality sector’s leading sustainable companies.                     The annual awards scheme this year celebrates its fifth anniversary, and… Read More

  • University caterers win big at TUCO Skills awards

    THE 22nd University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Annual Skills Competitions returned to the Blackpool Hilton, on 17th March 2015 and saw hundreds of leading figures from the university catering sector gather to celebrate as the winners of the prestigious competition were… Read More

  • First sustainable FM Index launched

    THE FIRST Sustainable FM Index report has been launched this week. Compiled by Acclaro Advisory, the University of Reading and Workplace Law the aim of the report is to showcase best practice and promote the value of the FM sector.… Read More

  • Forgotten fruits

    DID YOU know that the UK has one of the largest fruit collections in the world? The National Fruit Collection, owned by Defra, is home to 3,500 named apple, pear, plum, cherry, bush fruit, vine and cob nut cultivars. It’s part… Read More

  • Footprint Annual Review: Cheap milk, pricey gas and unethical coffee

    THE TOP stories of 2012, from Starbucks’ tax travails to rising energy bills and the “greenest Olympics ever”.   January/February   With the mince pies sitting heavily around the waistline and the influence of festive parties still coursing through the veins,… Read More

  • Bee decline set to force food price up

    THE DRAMATIC declines in bee numbers could force food prices up as farmers turn to hand-pollination.                       Research by bee experts at the University of Reading have calculated that it… Read More