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Why farms can help shape the energy system of the future

Neil Hughes of National Grid

Neil Hughes outlines how National Grid is aiming to help farmers tap into the huge potential of onsite renewables

21 Nov 2014

Green energy from farms could power 1.3 million homes

nicecows

Industry coalition says 10GW of potential could be tapped to help UK meet its renewable energy targets without impacting agricultural production

21 Nov 2014

Nestlé tastes sweet success with on-site green energy plant

Rolos

Anaerobic digestor set to generate £350,000 of revenue for Rolo and Fruit Pastilles factory

21 Nov 2014

Peers mull measures to tackle food waste mountain through supermarket donations

Following call to end buy one get one free offer, House of Lords Committee weighs up new push to make it easier for supermarkets to redistribute unsold produce

19 Nov 2014

Mondelēz International brews up sustainable coffee ambition

Coffee Made Happy programme aims to help secure a sustainable future for one million coffee farmers

17 Nov 2014

The national interest demands it, let's ban golf courses

Liz Truss' campaign to boost UK food security is heading for the bunker, unless she moves urgently to tackle the golf blight

05 Nov 2014

Solazyme hints at plans for European algae oil plant

Biotechnology specialist admits it is considering plans for a new commercial-scale production facility in Europe

05 Nov 2014

Could Solazyme's algae hold the secret to the world's greenest and healthiest chip?

US algae-based biofuel pioneer reveals how it is expanding to deliver alternatives to vegetable oils that are good for your cholesterol and your carbon footprint

05 Nov 2014

UK government to pay farmers to protect bees and pollinators

New strategy includes finance to maintain habitats, as Environment Secretary warns further fall in insect numbers could push up food prices

04 Nov 2014

Ministers accused of having 'heads in the sand' over waste problems

Environmental Audit Committee chair says government should be doing far more to shift the UK towards a resource-efficient circular economy

01 Nov 2014

Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

Maplecroft warns rapid economic growth in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria is under threat from climate change impacts on agriculture

29 Oct 2014

Halloween horror of pumpkin waste 'must be slayed'

Research suggests 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin waste is dumped in landfill after the candles have burned out

27 Oct 2014

John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments

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

Here's what's on Olive Garden's sustainability menu

Amid shareholder conflict and other turmoil, Darden Restaurants shows progress in reducing carbon emissions, energy and waste

03 Oct 2014

ReFood launches ReGrow as food waste goes full cycle

Anaerobic digestion operator unveils branded sustainable fertiliser that aims to close the cycle for food waste

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

Three big revelations from Unilever's TED talks

An in-depth look at the thinking behind the consumer products giant's ten year sustainability plan

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

Sustainability added to menu of UK's 10,000 cafés

New rating developed by Sustainable Restaurant Association and Costa to assess the environmental performance of your local cafe

19 Sep 2014

The universal language of food waste

WRAP's Dr Richard Swannell explores why governments around the world are starting to wake up to the food waste scandal

15 Sep 2014

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

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

Put down the burger to tackle climate change, scientists say

Study recommends only two portions of red meat a week if the world is to feed growing populations and head off runaway emissions

01 Sep 2014

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