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Water wastage syndrome

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Water wastage syndrome

Praise where praise is due. And it is certainly due for one
small-time drinks firm in southern Britain, which is spear-heading
answers to global water shortages that threaten to wreak havoc on
food producers everywhere.

In food makers we trust?

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In food makers we trust?

In among the hollers about obesity and the concerns over nutrition,
food companies now need to work hard to ensure they clinch public
trust, as a matter of insurance. This means more than compliance on
traceability and labeling. This...

Turning food into trash

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Turning food into trash

Water, we save. Energy, we conserve. But food, it seems, we can
waste, junk and bin and no-one cares. Except one crusader, whose
20-year project has proven what should have been obvious in the
first place: our attitude to food is...

Making GI a quality mark

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Making GI a quality mark

Whether it is a pork pie from Melton Mowbray or olive oil from
Nimes, every Tom, Denis and Haemon seems to believe their local
food deserves the EU's protection from big, bad corporations.

The business of food safety

Weekly Comment

The business of food safety

One cannot envy the chief executive faced with a scientific study
that casts doubt over the efficacy or safety of his core product.
But avoiding a sales slump, media vilification and even charges of
fraud means squaring up to such...

Let food be thy medicine

Weekly comment

Let food be thy medicine

A society that views food as taste-bud entertainment rather than a
basic of well-being was always bound to run into health problems.
But with obesity now afflicting 300m people, and diabetes set to
reach similar numbers within two...

Claims, claims, claims

Monday comment

Claims, claims, claims

As lawyers circle the food and drink industry like a fatted calf,
the first lesson for those preparing for defence is that it is not
so much what you sell that matters, as how you sell it.

Time for a fair trade

Monday comment

Time for a fair trade

The UK government must introduce a compulsory new supermarket code
ofconduct if it is to make up for past mistakes and save the food
industryfrom a spiral into anti-competitive practices.

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