The UK’s chief medical officer has joined calls to consider effects of modern diets on climate change, and suggests reducing consumption of animal products could have a beneficial effect on both public health and the planet.
The EU food and drink industry is keen for a deal in Copenhagen next month as ongoing uncertainty over climate change policy would undermine its ability to invest profitably and innovate, says the CIAA.
The price of staple foods in the UK could soar to four and a half times above inflation by 2030 unless developed countries slash their greenhouse gas emissions, warns a new report from Friends of the Earth.
The UK government’s policy on sustainable food and farming has been overtaken by developments in climate change and obesity and is no longer fit for its purpose, says the chair of the Sustainable Development Commission.
As the UK's Carbon Trust initiates a scheme to reward companies for genuine carbon emission reduction, a new study will determine how influential a company's sustainability image is in terms of consumers' purchasing decisions.
Sudden extreme weather and other complications of climate change
could have a more grave effect on food supply than predicted so
far, say three new reports, but the effects could be mitigated if
some adaptations are made now.
With all the threats facing food and beverage production -- from
contamination in the food chain, to rising input prices --
there appears to be one menace that towers above the rest, namely
The world is changing - that much few now deny. While
businesses of all sorts are striving to clean up their act, the
food supply is one area where the impact of climate change could be
felt most keenly.
Climate change is threatening the survival of crops such as the
potato and the peanut, say researchers, and there is an urgent need
to collect and store seeds from their wild relatives for future