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Barge might be one of the oldest ways of transporting freight inland, but it is one of the most reliable, cost-effective and sustainable. Pic: Beneo

Beneo barges ahead with commitment to cut carbon emissions

By Gill Hyslop

The healthy ingredients specialist will cut carbon emissions by 20% by halving the number of truck movements to and from its rice starch plant in Wijgmaal, Belgium, by increasing the volumes transported over water.

'Climate change is one of the most urgent threats to our planet that we face today,' said Michele Buck, Hershey CEO and President. Pic: Hershey

Environment

Hershey announces new measures to tackle climate change

By Anthony Myers

The global confectionery giant said it will invest in renewable energy and land-use initiatives, target 100% of its plastic packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2030 and announced a no-deforestation policy.

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New campaign champions environmental benefits of meat

By Oliver Morrison

With livestock ‘getting blamed for everything from cancer to climate change’, the British Meat Processors Association has launched a new website to promote the environmental benefits of eating beef and other animals.

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Plant or animal protein: What's healthiest for people and planet?

By Nikki Hancocks

Animal sources of protein are more potent than vegan sources for stimulating muscle growth but their significant impact on climate change means plant sources will be key for future diets, researchers will be told later this week as part of an online physiology...

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