How to drink responsibly

Many of us like to kick back with a tipple at the end of a tough week, or indeed, day. Unfortunately, from the vast amounts of water and energy used in the distillation process to excessive, non-recyclable packaging, the drinks industry has a tendency to be both wasteful and polluting. Rather than something that’s going … Continue reading How to drink responsibly

UK’s bees again threatened by neonics!

The UK's bees are again at serious risk from a government which repeatedly pledges to protect them. In January 2022, just months after passing its flagship Environment Act 2021, it announced that Syngenta's Cruiser SB, a brand name for the 'banned' neonicotinoid thiamethoxam, would be permitted for use on the UK's 2022 sugar beet crop. … Continue reading UK’s bees again threatened by neonics!

New technology can bring transparency to global food chains, but collaboration will be key

Global supply chains bring UK consumers a variety of food that would have dazzled our grandparents. Particularly in big cities, you can now buy pretty much whatever ingredient you need, whether or not it's ever been produced in the British Isles, and regardless of the time of year. But these same increasingly complex supply chains … Continue reading New technology can bring transparency to global food chains, but collaboration will be key

Is veganism the new normal?

Greggs' quorn 'sausage' roll may have offended Piers Morgan, but for others it signalled a new era. The Vegan Society reports a fourfold increase in the number of UK vegans since 2014, from 150,000 to 600,000. 42% of those switched in 2018. In November, Waitrose analysed millions of its own customer transactions, and polled 2,000 … Continue reading Is veganism the new normal?

Go vegan – it’s good for you and great for the planet!

Whether you've just resolved to give up meat for the 2018 new year, or have been avoiding all animal products for years now, it does no harm to review the benefits of veganism, both to you and the planet. Four million people in the UK, 7.3 million in the US, and 1.3 million in Canada are now … Continue reading Go vegan – it’s good for you and great for the planet!