Tag Archives: WWF-UK

Environment must not be compromised by Brexit, say NGOs

Some of the UK’s largest conservation groups have joined forces to urge the government to restore and enhance the environment as the UK prepares to leave the EU. The National Trust, RSPB and WWF are among 13 organisations to throw their weight behind the ‘Manifesto for a Greener UK’, which calls on the government to…
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NGOs present green vision for farming policy

Britain’s leading conservation organisations have called for the adoption of a food and farming policy that works better for nature and the environment in the wake of Brexit. WWF-UK, the National Trust, The Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB said Britain’s exit from the European Union represented “a once in a generation opportunity to help wildlife…
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Sustainable diets in a post-Brexit world

Britain is a long way from being self-sufficient – and now is the time to reshape the food industry with health and sustainability in mind, writes Duncan Williamson. Food – how we grow, rear and catch it and what we eat – seemed to be largely missing from the Brexit debate. This strikes me as odd; it is the sector that will be most affected.

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Compass joins RTRS

Compass has joined the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS). The move comes hot on the heels of the catering firm’s poor performance in last month’s Soy Scorecard, published by WWF. Compass scored four points out of 24, which actually put it ahead of the likes of Sodexo (3) and Elior (0). The 2016 Scorecard is…
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Sustainable menus key to future foodservice profits

Foodservice businesses that meet growing demand for more sustainable menus stand to grow future revenues and profits, a new report has found. The Catering for Sustainability report, jointly produced by WWF-UK, Sodexo UK & Ireland and the Food Ethics Council, said that businesses that provide a greater range of sustainable menu choices, including more plant-based…
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Brexit could break the environment

Leaving the EU would create “identifiable and substantial risks to the UK’s future environmental ambitions”, according to an analysis published by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP). The research, commissioned by WWF-UK, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts, suggests that membership of the EU has had a positive impact on the UK’s environment. Directives passed…
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Time to ring the changes

FOOD BUSINESSES need to look closely at three climate reports which show we need a new model now to feed the world by 2050, says Duncan Williamson. Three recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) clearly spell out the dangers of climate change. The reports warn that all aspects of food security will be affected…
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Soy sourcing scandal

IT'S CALLED 'the Brazilian miracle' but rocketing demand in turning soy into an environmental disaster while foodservice firms stand by and do nothing. David Burrows reports.                 Foodservice companies have come under fire for their lazy buying practices when it comes to soy. Elior, Sodexo, Compass and Nando’s have…
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DEFRA leadership key to long-term UK food security, say MP’s

EXTREME WEATHER events and increased demand for foodstuffs from emerging economies such as China need DEFRA leadership to guarantee the UK’s long-term food security, say MPs.                           Launching a report on the food production and supply dimensions of food security, Anne McIntosh, Chair…
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Driven to inaction

THE LATEST report on climate change is impressive in stature and detail but it's unlikely to make governments, businesses or consumers take action.                             The latest global climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was published on March 31st 2014. At 2,600…
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