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  • 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 meat2 The paradox of ‘better’ meat Out of Home News Analysis

    The paradox of ‘better’ meat

    Extensive and higher welfare production systems often come with a higher environmental footprint, new research has found, but there are caveats aplenty. Nick Hughes reports. What does ‘better’ meat look like in a foodservice context? That was the question Footprint sought to… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint seed-2 Food tech can free up land and protect nature: report Out of Home News Analysis

    Food tech can free up land and protect nature: report

    Cultured meat and proteins made through precision fermentation could bring a huge land dividend if policies support them. By David Burrows Shifting diets towards alternative proteins like cultured chicken and animal-free cheese would create an unprecedented land dividend for Europe,… Read More

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    Coffee cup scheme cut from EPR

    Is the disappearance of a takeback scheme for single-use cups from EPR regulations reason to panic? By David Burrows A mandatory takeback scheme for single-use cups has been omitted from the UK Government’s extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulations. The move,… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint cups2 The Friday Digest: Stumbling EPR, slim-line PPWR and a shun for UK cup takebacks Out of Home News Analysis  news-story-top news-email-top

    The Friday Digest: Stumbling EPR, slim-line PPWR and a shun for UK cup takebacks

    Last week’s roundup led with the amount of poo created on farms, so this week we thought we’d start with some plastic pollution stats before getting to the nitty gritty of new packaging regulations. Branded discontent. Data from a 5-year (2018–2022), worldwide… Read More

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    Parents show support for climate-friendly dishes

    A survey finds concern over children’s eating habits as political parties are urged to take action on school meals. By Nick Hughes. Political parties are being urged to put healthy, sustainable school meals at the heart of their plans in… 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 soy2 Solving the soy sourcing conundrum Out of Home News Analysis

    Solving the soy sourcing conundrum

    Despite new regulations and innovations in technology and science there remains little transparency around the ubiquitous commodity crop. Nick Hughes reports.      How do you solve a problem like soy? The commodity crop loved by the food industry for its low… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint eye2 AI deployed in battle against fraudsters  Out of Home News Analysis

    AI deployed in battle against fraudsters 

    A high-tech, handheld device promises to help businesses better target their food authenticity testing. By Nick Hughes. Could a new portable testing device transform the way in which UK businesses keep food fraud at bay? That’s the hope of its… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Untitled-1-copy Tread carefully along the thin green line Event Reports Out of Home News Analysis Round Tables  news-email most-read email-news

    Tread carefully along the thin green line

    New rules relating to making green claims are confusing, which is bad news for food companies and good news for lawyers. David Burrows reports. “Green, green, it’s green they say”. Two researchers from the Centre for Climate Resilience at the University… Read More