WRAP publishes roadmap to tackle food wastage at UK farms

The group suggests although total food waste has fallen by 7% between 2015 and 2018 to 9.5 million tonnes a year, more needs to be done to tackle the problem

Meat consumption in EU ‘must drop 71% by 2030 to combat climate change’

A new analysis by global environmental group Greenpeace calls to reduce meat farming’s contribution to climate breakdown

Nestle unwraps £1.6bn of funding for food-grade recycled plastics

The food and drink giant has also committed to reducing its use of virgin plastics by a third by 2025

Australian wildfires ‘to push up vegetable prices by as much as 50%’

Industry body AUSVEG has suggested leafy green produce such as broccoli is likely to be worst affected

US grocery giant Kroger ‘to eliminate food waste by 2025’

The firm says its ‘Zero Hunger, Zero Waste’ scheme will see it accelerate food donations, with plans to donate a billion meals by 2020 and three billion meals by 2025

Changing climate ‘worsens Somalian locust plague’

The United Nations suggested unseasonably heavy rainfall and floods in the region were causing the locusts to stay in one place, meaning they are likely to breed again

McDonald’s takes a bite out of the vegan market with new Veggie Dippers

The product will be made of rice, red peppers, tomato pesto, split peas and breadcrumbs

Future food systems ‘must capitalise on circular thinking’

That’s according to a new report published by Veris Strategies, which says this is necessary to improve in terms of ethics, fairness and sustainability

Plant-based coating promises to keep avocados out of the bin

Apeel’s innovative technology to reduce food waste is being launched in Europe for the first time

Soil and agriculture ‘can play major role in mitigating climate change’

The United Nations Environment Programme says agricultural practices can be used to store ‘vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil’