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Dairy alternatives - are they milk?

What’s the alternative?

There’s been lots of discussion lately about alternatives – or non-dairy – milks and whether they should be allowed to use the word “milk” at all. A lot…

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Big 4 tackle policy

In the US, four of the world’s biggest food companies want to change food policy. They have joined forces to form The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance to fight…

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Stop immigration? Fix climate!

Since 2008, 22.5m people have been displaced by climate-related or extreme weather events according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. While there are many culprits when it…

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China leading in sustainability?

It’s not often we hear a good news story about the environment from China, but a report published in Nature highlights the significant progress the world’s most populous…

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Africa chocolate supply chain

Can Africa milk chocolate?

While Europe has long dominated chocolate, Africa supplies its most vital ingredient – cocoa, producing and exporting more than two-thirds of the world supply. Europe holds a global…

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A strategy in Trump’s trade war?

The turbulent regime of US President Donald Trump has overturned virtually every bastion of public administration, in pursuit of delivering on a suite of promises to be a…

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No trace in food poisoning outbreak

In the largest US outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) since 2006, five people have died and almost 200 people fell ill, with many requiring hospitalisation, after eating…

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Impossible burger draws fire

When biochemist Pat Brown created Impossible Foods in Silicon Valley, he paired science and plants to make a synthetic meat that would tempt the most devoted carnivore. The…

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Kroger recruits UK firm in online fight

Amazon’s roll-out of online shopping and subscriptions services as well as it’s purchase of Whole Foods has struck fear into many traditional bricks and mortar supermarket chains. US…

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Making beef more climate-friendly

Yale University researcher Eric Toensmeier has been investigating the most effective ways to capture carbon dioxide for more than a decade. His work for Project Drawdown has involved…

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