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People in the rich world should become 'demitarians' – eating half as much meat as usual, while stopping short of giving it up – in order to avoid severe environmental damage, scientists have urged, in the clearest picture yet of how farming practices are destroying the natural world.
The European Parliament voted today to support reforms that will make for a more sustainable fishing industry, including an end to fish discards.
The European Union (EU) has put forth a series of proposals that would limit the use of pesticides proven harmful to bees.
More than a dozen retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, charities and industry bodies, have come together to take action on food waste in Britain’s supply chain.
Two of the UK's biggest home improvement retailers have pledged to remove products from their shelves containing pesticides linked to the decline in the bee population.
Mackerel is no longer a sustainable fish choice for consumers and instead should now be eaten only occasionally, a leading conservation group has said.
As much as half of all the food produced in the world – equivalent to 2bn tonnes – ends up as waste every year, engineers warned in a report published on Thursday.
The extreme weather of 2012 has turned British farmers on to genetically modified crops, with calls from farming leaders to start using the technology as a way to help combat the effects of climate change.
From sustainable food initiatives, to carbon credit scams, GreenWise gives you a run-down of its top 10 green business stories of 2012.
The second wettest summer on record has blighted UK harvests and will lead to food price rises, farmers and retailers have warned.
The new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, addressed the Conservative Party Conference today. Here is his speech in full:
The Government has today launched a £2 million competition to encourage innovation in bioenergy production using Britain’s wetlands.
European targets to replace fossil fuels with biofuels are contributing to spikes in food prices and global hunger, according to the latest analyis by Oxfam.
The growing row over biofuels is ready to flare up again with German researchers claiming to have found evidence that European-produced biodiesel does not meet the sustainability targets claimed by Brussels.
Health campaigners are urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban junk food and fizzy drink brands from future sporting sponsorship deals in a critical new report which says the committee has squandered the chance to create a positive health legacy from the London 2012 Games.