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John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments

A trawler near land surrounded by gulls

Leaked documents show UK’s two biggest tuna brands are likely to delay or opt out of commitments to end FAD fishing methods that cause harmful bycatch of sharks, rays and turtles

22 Oct 2014

Government promises £5m boost for agricultural innovation

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Latest funding earmarked for projects that tackle food security and sustainability challenges

22 Oct 2014

BusinessGreen Zero Deforestation Debate

Asia Pulp and Paper plantation

Join BusinessGreen, in association with Asia Pulp and Paper, for an interactive day exploring the challenges businesses face as they seek to tackle global deforestation

20 Oct 2014

Whole Foods launches environmental ratings for its produce

Retailer will rank fruits, vegetables, and flowers 'good', 'better', or 'best' based on suppliers' farming practices

17 Oct 2014

The Phone Co-op debuts Fairphone 'ethical' smartphone

Mobile phone co-operative secures exclusive deal to stock 'the most ethical mobile handset on the market'

15 Oct 2014

Tide turns to waste-sourced biofuel for greener wash

DuPont set to supply 'zero emissions' ethanol made from agricultural waste for Procter & Gamble's Tide Coldwater detergent

07 Oct 2014

How IKEA is furnishing customers with greener lifestyles

Swedish retailer is building on €1.5bn green energy investment to bring sustainable living to more than a billion customers across the world

07 Oct 2014

O2 and Vodafone move to create mobile phone eco label

Eco Rating 2.0 will be joined by Orange in 2015, says Forum for the Future

03 Oct 2014

Organic cotton demand could result in shortage

With many farmers yet to go organic, demand may soon exceed supply

01 Oct 2014

Mars chews over sustainable palm oil sourcing performance

Confectionary giant now traces 57 per cent of palm oil back to mills

01 Oct 2014

Getting to grips with the food waste problem

The EU is currently losing around 100 million tons of food a year to waste - Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik argues this scandal can not be allowed to continue

01 Oct 2014

Bernard Matthews talking turkey on greener future

Turkey producer hatches range of renewable energy schemes set to lay foundation for carbon neutral operations push

29 Sep 2014

Organic food sector enjoys sales surge

New figures show demand for organic products is up 3.2 per cent in recent years, significantly out-performing the rest of the grocery sector

26 Sep 2014

Could salmon be off the menu over sustainability concerns?

Marine Conservation Society moves wild-caught Atlantic Salmon onto its 'fish to avoid' list after inadequate protection in Scotland

25 Sep 2014

Businesses are taking action to protect the world's forests

APP's Aida Greenbury explains the potential impact of the New York Declaration on deforestation

25 Sep 2014

Richard Branson steers new trucking efficiency drive

Carbon War Room publishes data on current technologies it says could save the trucking industry $40bn a year and cut emissions 20 per cent

24 Sep 2014

UK government teams up with big business for £144m deforestation crackdown

Two major new international schemes aim to help businesses develop sustainable forest supply chains

23 Sep 2014

IKEA to sell solar panels in eight more European countries

Swedish retail giant set to extend offer already available in UK to Netherlands and Switzerland by the end of the year

23 Sep 2014

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