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  • Foodservice Footprint head2-copy Corporate social irresponsibility Out of Home News Analysis  most-read

    Corporate social irresponsibility

    Conscious and coordinated campaigns have managed to derail environmental agreements and regulations like COP28 and the Plastics Treaty. There are no winners if this continues. By David Burrows. COP meetings tend to be equal parts optimism and outrage. And so… Read More

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    Caterers must step up to the plate on antibiotic overuse

    Foodservice operators have found themselves in the line of fire for a lack of engagement with the issue of antibiotic resistance linked to meat supply chains. Nick Hughes reports.  Weak or non-existent antibiotic policies from the UK’s ten leading catering… Read More

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    Five reasons to be positive in 2024

    There’s no hiding from the social and environmental challenges facing the food sector but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find reasons for optimism. By Nick Hughes. 1. Food price inflation has peaked Sky-high levels of food price inflation have… Read More

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    UPFs are ‘robbing’ children of the joy in learning to eat

    Chefs, campaigners and teachers are urging the government to back a ‘whole-school’ approach to food. By David Burrows. The government must introduce a reduction target for ultra-processed foods (UPFs) in children’s diets, according to a new report by the Soil Association.  The… Read More

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    Comment: Investment in water can’t run dry forever 

    Businesses who fail to take water security seriously will soon face a reckoning with both their suppliers and customers, says Nick Hughes. As I stare out of my office window (and defer writing this article for the third time this… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint HD2 Dimbleby: Restaurants can lead the way on dietary change Out of Home News Analysis  most-read

    Dimbleby: Restaurants can lead the way on dietary change

    The food strategy author says the UK hospitality sector has the power to drive a change in food culture that far exceeds its size. Nick Hughes reports. The biggest thing the hospitality sector can do from an environmental perspective is… Read More

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    Crunch time (again) at COP

    Politicians and businesses gather in the desert for COP28 this week, but is the ambition to keep global warming/heating/boiling/burning below 1.5°C still alive? David Burrows reports. In Glasgow, at COP26, the ambition/imperative was “kept alive”. In Egypt, the “pulse was… Read More

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    When will businesses start taking water seriously?

    Unsustainable use of water presents huge risks to food and drink supply chains yet many businesses are too preoccupied with carbon and waste to notice. Nick Hughes reports. Forget oil: water is the essential element that powers global food and… Read More

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    Political Print: More jokers than aces as Sunak shuffles pack

    Can new Defra secretary Steve Barclay move the department beyond scandal and stagnation? Don’t bank on it, says David Burrows A cabinet reshuffle often has me scrolling through Wikipedia to refresh my memory of ministers past and present. And so… Read More

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    Comment: Greenwashing be Dam-ned

    Is it safe to start marketing regenerative agriculture yet? By David Burrows. To recap: recently I ventured to Amsterdam for the regenerative agriculture and food systems summit, buoyed by reading of a kindred spirit in the author, chef and restaurateur Gizzi Erskine… Read More