The frozen food retailer is the first major UK supermarket to pledge to remove palm oil from its own brand products in an attempt to halt the destruction of tropical rainforests.
The government announces plans for a deposit return scheme for bottles following a long campaign by a coalition of Sustain members.
The Scottish Government have published their Climate Change Plan. Nourish Scotland believe the Plan doesn’t do enough to tackle greenhouse emissions from farms.
Greenpeace launch a campaign to drastically reduce our meat and dairy production and consumption to avoid dangerous climate change.
The chief of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is urging governments to help curb the consumption of meat in an effort to reduce soaring greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking at the 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture last week José Graziano da Silva advises citizens to switch to plant based proteins.
The UK’s largest supermarket is to trial a deposit return scheme as part of their plans to reduce plastic pollution. The Marine Conservation Society are ‘delighted’ by Tesco’s announcement and hope that Theresa May will take note.
A United Nations agency receives a $600,000 (£445,000) grant to research nuclear and isotopic farming. Nuclear techniques in agriculture include sterilising insect pests with gamma radiation, increasing crop production by exposing plants to radiation to change their genetic make-up and increasing livestock production by using isotopes to study hormones.
The UN general assembly has decided to introduce World Bee Day after adopting a resolution proposed by Slovenia. World Bee Day will aim to raise awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators and highlight the threats they are facing.
The UK’s approach to food sustainability is lagging behind our European counterparts. A report by the Food Ethics Council using data from The Food Sustainability Index found that the UK is near the bottom of the table - only ahead of Russia and Greece.
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