Soil Association welcomes report that shows Europe can be fed entirely through agroecological approaches
UK organic charity the Soil Association has welcomed a new report which concludes that Europe could be farmed entirely through agroecological approaches – like organic – and still feed a…
‘Deforestation effect’ means organic is worse for the climate, Swedish researchers claim
Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required and a resultant increase in deforestation globally.
Pukka Herbs’ 'crop to cup' carbon targets gain SBTi approval
UK-based organic herbal tea and supplements specialist Pukka Herbs has become only the 13th company in the UK (Tesco, Marks and Spencer, and Coca Cola European Partners are among the…
100% plant-based agriculture ‘not sustainable’, Holden warns
Monoculture of plant-based cropping is depleting carbon levels to critical point, the founder of the Sustainable Food Trust, Patrick Holden, warned this week.
Anti-plastics ‘fervour’ is distracting us from climate change threat, Riverford founder warns
Deepening public and political consternation around plastic pollution is becoming a “dangerous distraction” from a far bigger challenge – the urgent need to control climate change. That’s the view of…
Mandatory eco labelling for food would be game-changer, says academic
Mandatory environment labelling for food could be a game-changer in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut air and water pollution, says a prominent UK academic.
Clif Bar builds region’s biggest onsite solar power system
Twin Falls, US-based organic snack and sports nutrition brand Clif Bar Baking Company has begun construction of the region’s largest onsite solar power system, which when completed next June will…
Swedish supermarket’s app helps customers calculate their shopping cart’s climate footprint
Swedish supermarket chain ICA has launched an app that will help customers calculate the climate footprint of their weekly food shop.
Demand low-carbon products, IPCC urges consumers
One of the key take-homes from the IPCC’s new report on limiting global warming is the role that individual citizens will need to take.
‘Far-reaching, unprecedented changes’ needed to put brake on global warming – IPCC
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a major new report. With…