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  • Foodservice Footprint farm1 Comment: Food policy needs a designated driver Comment Out of Home News Analysis

    Comment: Food policy needs a designated driver

    The party manifestos contain some useful, piecemeal policies but we remain as far away from a holistic food strategy as we’ve ever been, says Nick Hughes. On Monday morning, I found myself re-reading a speech Michael Gove gave to the Oxford Farming… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint chicken Comment: It’s as cheap as … chicken Comment Out of Home News Analysis

    Comment: It’s as cheap as … chicken

    Costco is selling whole chickens for $5 in the US. What on earth is going on, asks David Burrows. In 2008, Tesco created a stir by selling whole chickens for £1.99. The supermarket said it was going to stock more… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Kate-Cawley-copy-scaled Comment. People over pledges: why connection is key Comment  news-email email-news

    Comment. People over pledges: why connection is key

    Healthy people need a healthy planet. Which is why transforming our food system is both essential and inevitable, says Kate Cawley. Huge amounts of research, thought, and practice have gone into finding out how to transform for the better; so… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint farm-waste Comment: Time to tackle the farm waste scandal Comment Out of Home News Analysis

    Comment: Time to tackle the farm waste scandal

    A new tool promises to help producers measure and report the huge volume of food waste generated on farms. It’s high time the issue is addressed, says Nick Hughes. What gets measured gets done – or so the saying goes.… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint 10-Downing-St-scaled The Friday Digest: Delight and despondency at food summit Features  news-story-top news-email-top

    The Friday Digest: Delight and despondency at food summit

    We begin this week’s whistle-stop tour of the news at 10 Downing Street (not literally….we weren’t invited to the latest farm to fork summit) where Prime Minister Rishi Sunak set out the state of the UK’s food security and announced a range… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Target Comment: Action must trump ambition in climate reset  Comment Out of Home News Analysis

    Comment: Action must trump ambition in climate reset 

    Fanciful ESG targets have had a reality check, but this could be just what we need. By David Burrows. It has all kicked off here in Scotland this week. First minister Humza Yousaf has resigned just days after he pulled… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint GH-Mighty-Earth-scaled Comment: The cash issue facing cultivated meat  Comment Out of Home News Analysis

    Comment: The cash issue facing cultivated meat 

    The problem with cultivated meat and the broader plant protein industry in general is not that there’s too much investment, but that there’s far too little, says Glenn Hurowitz.   In 2023, cultivated meat attracted $177m (£140m) in investment. That’s million with an… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint 1000X666-copy Sustainability Bites in association with Nestlé Professional. Episode 3 - Packaging: materials and substitution Podcasts

    Sustainability Bites in association with Nestlé Professional. Episode 3 – Packaging: materials and substitution

    Sustainability Bites, in association with Nestle Professional, is a podcast which unpicks the key sustainability issues affecting the hospitality and foodservice sector. In this episode we explore the current strategic priorities of businesses where packaging sustainability is concerned and consider questions… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Richards-site-pic Comment: Crafting climate recipes for success Comment  news-email email-news

    Comment: Crafting climate recipes for success

    Yum! Brands provides inspiration for other foodservice companies looking to go beyond targets and start setting out transition plans, says Meryl Richards. Climate transition plans are like recipes for how food companies are bringing their climate goals to fruition. And how… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Barclay-1 Comment: Labelling landscape continues to confuse Comment Out of Home News Analysis

    Comment: Labelling landscape continues to confuse

    As ministers dither over plans to improve food information to consumers, businesses refuse to wait for a harmonised approach, says Nick Hughes.  Devising the metrics that underpin an environmental score for food products is a notoriously difficult task, although not… Read More