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Travel with a Goat

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16% of meat-eating Brits vowed to reduce or cut meat from their diet after watching a trailer for the new reality TV series Travel with a Goat. The thought-provoking series, spend four days travelling with an animal destined for the slaughterhouse.... Read full article

A New Use for Christmas Trees

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Abandoned Christmas trees could be saved from landfill and turned into paint and food sweeteners according to new research by the University of Sheffield. Christmas trees have hundreds of thousands of pine needles which take a long time to decompose... Read full article

Chickens to be Marker of Anthropocene

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Modern meat chickens are a defining feature of the Anthropocene, according to new research by Dr Carys Bennett and colleagues from the University of Leicester. The Anthropocene is the proposed new geological epoch that marks when human impacts on...... Read full article

The Carbon Consequences of Food

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Shoppers greatly underestimate the difference their food choices can make to climate change, but they’ll favour items with a lower carbon footprint if they’re given clear information on the label. This is the conclusion of new research...... Read full article

The Cost of Fast Food

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A new study estimates there are 2025 million takeaway containers per year being used in the European Union (EU) alone. It also says finding a way to recycle disposable takeaway containers could help reduce equivalent greenhouse gas emissions... Read full article

Monitoring Palm Oil Suppliers

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The world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil giant, which supplies 40% of the world’s palm oil, one step closer...... Read full article

Ethical Market now worth £83.3bn

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Last year UK consumer spend on ethical products, across 27 sectors, reached £83.3 billion, according to the Ethical Consumer Markets Report. The latest Ethical Consumer Markets Report shows that consumers are choosing more sustainable options ... Read full article

Getting Food on the Curriculum

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With 20% of the NHS budget spent on food-related disease, we need to help the next generation make healthier food choices. As a solution, BigBarn has launched a petition asking for food growing, cooking and nutrition to every academic subject...... Read full article

Sustainable Supermarket Food

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A new partnership between WWF and Tesco should make it easier for shoppers to buy affordable, healthy and sustainable food. The aim of the long-term partnership is to reduce the environmental impact of the average UK shopping basket by 50%.... Read full article

The Power of Herbs

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When he’s not in his herb garden, Sebastian Pole is either out hunting for herbs or formulating Pukka Herbs’ organic herbal blends and leading the company’s environmental and social mission. ‘Before Pukka, I was an enthusiastic herbalist...... Read full article

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