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David Cameron urges shoppers to buy from ethical businesses ahead of 'Social Saturday'

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New government-backed survey finds significant demand for socially responsible products

12 Sep 2014

Organic growth - General Mills to acquire Annie's Inc in $820m deal

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US food giant agrees deal for organic ready meal trailblazer, as demand for greener foods grows at 12 per cent a year

12 Sep 2014

Tropical forests illegally destroyed for commercial agriculture

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Forest Trends warns that demand for palm oil, beef, soy and wood has fuelled rapid deforestation, especially in Indonesia

11 Sep 2014

Could metal scarcity undermine clean tech revolution?

New report suggests supplies of crucial metals are secure in the short to medium term, but policy intervention may be required as demand soars

11 Sep 2014

How Meat Free Monday became Meat Free Many Days

Against all my expectations I have embraced demi-vegetarianism, and the financial, health, and environmental benefits have been remarkable

08 Sep 2014

Meat Free Monday launches Climate Pledge Campaign

McCartney family and former Climate Change Minister Greg Barker team up to launch new campaign to promote climate-friendly diets

08 Sep 2014

Tesla's battery Gigafactory lands in Nevada

Work on plant set to build batteries for 500,000 electric cars already underway outside Reno

05 Sep 2014

Will 'smart cities' prove smart enough?

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission reveals how the association is investigating whether green issues are getting a fair hearing in 'smart city' plans

05 Sep 2014

Jonathon Porritt puts 'reputation on the line' in sustainable palm oil push

Controversy surrounds the launch of the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto, but could it provide a better mechanism for distinguishing between good and bad palm oil?

05 Sep 2014

From tomatoes to tea - Unilever reveals next phase of sustainable supply chain push

Company announces it is to team up with Dutch NGO Solidaridad as it seeks to significantly expand sustainable supply chain initiative

04 Sep 2014

Why Asia Pulp and Paper's zero deforestation policy looks like it is here to stay

NGO report confirms APP has enough plantation supply for all current and planned paper mills

04 Sep 2014

Giant £310m wind turbine factory in Hull gets green light

Council says Approval for Siemens and Association of British Ports project will establish Hull as "the UK's Energy Estuary"

04 Sep 2014

Natural versus Synthetic Textiles

Martyn Jones of Alliance Trust Investments reveals how the company has attempted to work out which is the greenest fabric

04 Sep 2014

Nespresso CEO: Sustainability is a business imperative

Jean-Marc Duvoisin explains why the company has committed £330m to tackling climate change and is working with small holders in South Sudan

01 Sep 2014

ConAgra joins movement for deforestation-free palm oil

Large investors withdraw a shareowner resolution after the packaged food giant agrees to remove tree-cutting palm oil suppliers from its supply chain

29 Aug 2014

CottonConnect urges retailers to cotton on to water risks

Major new report calls on corporates to use World Water Week as a trigger to address the water footprint of their cotton supply chains

29 Aug 2014

Burger King urged to use Tim Hortons acquisition to correct ‘appalling' palm oil policies

Union of Concerned Scientists urges fast food giants to use planned merger as an opportunity to introduce robust sustainable palm oil policies

28 Aug 2014

Nespresso pledges £330m to become "carbon neutral" by 2020

Leading coffee brand brews up host of green supply chain and recycling commitments

27 Aug 2014

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