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The universal language of food waste

Richard Swannell

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

Food arranged in a dollar sign

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

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

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

Kellogg's: It's crunch time for supply chain emissions

Food giant will force suppliers to publish carbon footprint and emissions reduction goals as part of a new environmental drive

14 Aug 2014

Wales flicks switch on largest food waste to energy plant

Biogen's £7.5m Waen plant in Denbighshire set to produce enough electricity to power city of St Asaph

05 Aug 2014

Energy efficient fridges could turn your ice cream green

Unilever to launch ice cream freezer cabinets that are 20 per cent more efficient than current technology

02 Aug 2014

Mars unwraps plan to drive global renewables investment

Food giant promises investment in 200MW US wind farm is set to be the first of many large scale renewables projects

24 Jul 2014

Captured CO2 used to grow fish food

Technology Centre Mongstad pioneers pilot plant to grow algae rich in omega-3 for $10bn farmed fish industry

16 Jul 2014

Asda makes 'global first' with sustainable seafood report

Company tells customers where and how wild fish are caught in response to shoppers' concerns

08 Jul 2014

Bordeaux eyes up new market opportunities from cleaner estuary

From tidal turbines to restored oysters, Bordeaux maps out plans for a sustainable estuary

01 Jul 2014

GM and Europe: We are in this together

The Green Party's Natalie Bennett warns that the latest European Council compromise on GM crops could serve as a "Trojan horse" for the controversial technology

23 Jun 2014

Could coffee perk up the biofuels sector?

New research from University of Bath suggests old coffee grinds could be collected to make biodiesel

17 Jun 2014

Asda says 95 per cent of fresh produce at risk from climate change

Supply chain study finds almost £370m of value under threat across sourcing, processing and logistics operations

16 Jun 2014

Sainsbury's enlists Google to help tackle food waste challenge

New online tool will offer recipes to help customers take advantage of left over ingredients

09 Jun 2014

Yes, drones really can help the planet

Here's why flying robots have plenty of potential in agriculture, infrastructure monitoring and conservation

05 Jun 2014

What frozen burgers can teach us about minimising risk

Jonny Hazell says companies must take the initiative in tracing materials through their supply chains

04 Jun 2014

Mayor Boris aims to take a chunk out of London's food waste mountain

Pilot scheme that saved 15 small food outlets £100,000 by reducing waste is being opened up to 200 new entrants

02 Jun 2014

The global food waste mountain can be conquered

WRAP's Dr Richard Swannell reveals the true, scandalous scale of the food waste crisis - and what we can all do about it

30 May 2014

Danone toughens stance on unsustainable palm oil

Food giant reveals plans to trace all palm oil back to plantations by end of 2015

30 May 2014

Fancy fallen tomatoes? Coming in a bag in a supermarket near you

Waitrose to offer bag of tomatoes either fallen naturally or misshapen as a drive to cut waste of edible food

29 May 2014

Emissions from 10 food and drinks companies 'higher than Scandinavia'

Cereal and soft drinks brands among top polluters singled out in Oxfam report for not doing enough on climate

20 May 2014

Starbucks sources milk from cows fed by its coffee waste

Used coffee grounds collected from Tokyo outlets is being recycled into feed for dairy cows

14 May 2014

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