All news articles for December 2017

Food sector calls for speed as Brexit talks move to phase two ©wildpixel/iStock

Food sector breathes relief as Brexit talks to move to stage two

By Katy Askew

The UK food sector has welcomed news that Brexit negotiations will move to stage two – the future trading relationship – after the European Commission confirmed “sufficient progress” has been made on discussions over the divorce settlement.

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EU needs a comprehensive food policy, says EESC

By Niamh Michail

Europe needs a comprehensive, over-arching food policy because the current system does not lead to sustainable food systems, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

New Carbon Fund launched to help vulnerable populations ©iStock

Danone, Firmenich invest in carbon impact fund

By Katy Askew

Danone and Firmenich, alongside six other partners, are investing in a second Livelihoods Carbon Fund that aims to raise €100m by the end of 2018 to accelerate their actions on climate change.

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Cost of Christmas dinner down 3% in UK

By Niamh Michail

Christmas dinner with all the trimmings will cost Brits 3% less this year as cheaper vegetables and salmon offset a 12% year-on-year rise in turkey, according to Mintec.

Norway's vegetable consumption is increasing ©letterberry/iStock

Norwegians eating more veg, less sugar

By Katy Askew

Norwegians are eating more vegetables and less sugar – but the balance of meat and fish consumption remains a “challenge” – according to new research published today (6 December).

Nestlé looks beyond its own factories in support of a circular economy ©Droits d'auteur/iStock

Nestlé calls for partnerships on circular economy

By Katy Askew

Swiss food giant Nestlé is calling for a more collaborative approach between the public and private sectors to develop a circular economy as it works to meet its 2030 environmental impact targets.

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