Climate change driving global hunger increase, warns UN

The number of hungry people in the world has been growing, reaching 821m last year – that’s one in every nine people

JD Wetherspoon donates surplus pub grub to food charity

The chain has already donated the equivalent of 4,000 meals to FareShare

Agriculture can deliver 30% of climate solutions by 2030, says WWF

Around 95% of countries have included the agricultural sector in their national climate action plans under the Paris Agreement

Index shows 36 meat and fish companies are ‘environmentally high risk’

These firms, worth a total of $152 billion, include Chinese firm Fujian Sunner and Indian firm Venky’s

Fish and chips ‘under threat from climate change’

British dishes could become more expensive or have to use alternative ingredients as global warming increases

Aldi commits to halving food waste by 2030

Aldi has committed to halving food waste in its business by 2030. The supermarket chain made the announcement as it joined the Champions 12.3 network, which aims to reduce food waste in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It will also work with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to better engage its […]

Water firm branches out with food waste-to-energy plant

A Welsh water firm has acquired a food waste recycling plant in Cardiff. Welsh Water Infrastructure, a part of the not-for-profit Glas Cymru group, hopes to use the anaerobic digestion (AD) and composting plant as part of its plans to further develop its clean energy business. The facility is located within the company’s Cardiff Wastewater […]

UK bins 6m tonnes of avoidable food waste each year

The UK throws away at least 10 million tonnes of food every year, of which six million tonnes is avoidable. That’s according to a new government report, which suggests every £1 spent on influencing consumers to throw away less could result in public benefits of up to £6.50. It says global food production is responsible […]

Poor food labelling ‘has passed its sell-by date’

A sustainability charity has published new food-labelling guidance to help producers and supermarkets reduce waste. WRAP says insufficient and inaccurate descriptions on packaging are to blame for two million tonnes of food thrown away in the UK each year. It suggests only applying ‘Use By’ dates in cases when safety requires it and says using […]

Almost third of UK expect to go cold to save money

Almost a third of UK adults expect to go without gas or power at some point this winter in order to be able to afford their energy bills. That’s according to a new survey from npower, which reveals 46% aim to reduce their heating use while around 4% are planning to make savings by cutting […]